Chicken Cordon Blue is a dish that combines chicken, swiss cheese and ham. These ingredients are usually rolled together and then fried or baked. The recipe can also include some wine sauce as an accompaniment for the chicken. This is one of the most elegant dishes and the best thing about it is that it does not take long to prepare it. It is a simple dish that will definitely impress your guests when you are hosting.
To make Chicken Cordon Blue, you only need a few ingredients. It is better to use big chicken breasts to make it easier for you to roll them up. Once you learn how to make the dish, it will turn out to be one of your favorites.
You can also bake the ingredients and serve them with some mashed potatoes. The baked Chicken Cordon Blue can also be served with a variety of vegetable including carrots, corn, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower or any other vegetable of your choice. You do not have to be a trained chef to make this dish. All you need to do is roll some chicken breasts in cheese and ham. To make it more interesting, you can serve them with sweet potatoes. When preparing the sweet potatoes, you can add some black pepper and honey to create a great taste.
To make the dish the ingredients required include boneless chicken breasts. Make sure you remove the skin from the chicken breasts. You also require about half a cup of seasoned breadcrumbs, 6 slices of swiss cheese, 4 slices of cooked ham, a teaspoon of black pepper and some parsley to garnish the dish.
The oven needs to be preheated to about 350 degrees to make the dish. Coat a baking tin with some oil or cooking spray and set it aside as you prepare the ingredients. Pound the six pieces of chicken breast until they are about quarter of an inch thick. Sprinkle some pepper and salt over the chicken breast and place a slice of ham and cheese on every chicken breast. The pieces of chicken should be rolled up and secured using toothpicks. Place them in the baking try and then sprinkle some breadcrumbs evenly. Bake the chicken for about half an hour or until it is well done. Once they are cooked, remove them from the oven and put some cheese on each one of them and put them back in the oven. Let the cheese melt before removing it.
Once the cheese has melted, the toothpicks should be removed and then slice the chicken breasts into about three pieces to make the fillings visible. To make the sauce to accompany the sauce, mix some whipping cream and cornstarch and whisk them. Pour the mixture into a skillet and cook until it becomes thick. Once the sauce is done, pour it over the chicken pieces and then serve.
It is also possible to make a sandwich using the pieces of chicken and serve it as a snack. The dish can also be included in a casserole for an evening meal.