Chicken Cordon Bleu

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 424


6 chicken breasts large boneless, skin removed
6 slices ham luncheon meat smoked (about 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches each)
6 slices Swiss cheese (about 4 x 4 inches each) thinly sliced
1 egg lightly beaten
2 tablespoons water
1/3 cup bread crumbs dry
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated
1 tablespoon parsley dried
1 teaspoon fines herbes dried or Italian herb seasoning, crushed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup Blender Hollandaise (see below) or one made from a mix


Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dish.

Place one chicken breast half at a time, shiny-side down, between two sheets of waxed paper. With a wooden mallet or a rolling pin, flatten to 1/4 -inch thickness. Peel off waxed paper.

Place one slice ham and one slice Swiss cheese on each breast. Fold in sides roll up starting with narrowest end. Fasten with wooden sandwich picks set aside.

In a shallow dish, mix egg and water.

On a piece of waxed paper, mix bread crumbs. Parmesan cheese, parsley, fines herbes or Italian herbs, and paprika.

Dip chicken bundles in egg, then in crumb mixture. Place bundles, seam-side down, in baking dish. Evenly pour melted butter or margarine over bundles.

Bake for 15 minutes. Pour chicken broth around bundles and bake 15 minutes longer or until chicken is fork-tender and golden brown. Remove wooden picks.

Transfer chicken bundles to a serving platter. Pour sauce over.

Note: Wooden picks may be hard to remove before serving.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 424
Calories from Fat: 239

This Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is from the Fixin' Chicken 101 Ways Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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