Chicken Cordon BleuPosted: February 6, 2009
One of my favorites from growing up. This is a great dish that can be made for a large party or just the two of you. It is also great because you can make this ahead of time up to a day or two in advanced (not any earlier though as the chicken will start to go bad). I like to prep it the night before a big party and put in the oven before you are ready to eat. Then there is no mess in the kitchen, but you still get a great meal for your guests.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts enough for one or two per guest
Mozzarella cheese-one slice per breast
Deli Ham-One slice per breast
Swiss cheese-One slice per breast
Garlic Powder for taste
Salt and pepper for taste
Melted butter to dip rolled breast in
Melt butter and put in breading/pie plate. Put bread crumbs in second breading/pie plate. Season breadcrumbs with garlic and s and p.
Flatten thicker breast for easy rolling. Top each breast with cheese and ham. Roll up and secure with a toothpick or two.
Dip in melted butter and the roll in bread crumbs. Place in glass baking dish. Top with any extra melted butter and cheese. Cover loosely with foil. Put a small amount of water in the bottom of the glass baking pan.
Bake in oven set at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour and half depending on how many breasts you are cooking. Uncover during the last 15-20 mins to melt and brown up the cheese topping.
Make sure the chicken is cooked through. Serve warm!