Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu is nothing more than a fancy french name for Chicken, Ham and Cheese. The three together make a fabulously melty main dish that goes well with green beans, peas, broccoli, California blend or just a simple salad.

These freeze well and would make a nice meal for a new mom. Wrapped individually in wax paper and frozen, they would make a great item to heat up for a quick lunch.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

4 Boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts



8 Slices Swiss or Swiss-American (white American) Cheese

4 Slices Deli Ham

1/2 C. Oil or Cooking Spray

Plain Bread Crumbs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or grease a 11x7 baking dish. Pound chicken breasts out to 1/4 inch thickness. Salt and pepper top side of pounded chicken. Top each breast with 2 slices of cheese and one slice of ham. Roll each breast up and secure closed with a toothpick if necessary. Coat outside of each breast with cooking spray or oil; salt and pepper to taste. Roll each breast in bread crumbs to coat and place seam-side down in greased baking dish. Bake for 35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

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