The Best Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
Why this Recipe beats the rest.The basic ingredients in Chicken Cordon Bleu are chicken breast, ham or prosciutto and cheese, either Swiss or Gruyere. There are two elements that make this recipe better than the rest. First the chicken is dipped in flour before being dipped in the egg mixture which helps the egg retain more of the breading. Second, although there are many possible breading options such as Panko Asian Bread Crumbs, Italian Bread Crumbs or even crushed Corn Flakes, this recipe uses crushed French's Fried Onions, which gives you unique and tasty advantage over the rest."This turned out really well when I made it. The ff onions really added a lot of flavor. Next time I think I may square off the butterflied chicken to make the portions a little more reasonably sized (they turned out really big). Also, be careful when using the mallet as I smashed a few of mine too thin and kind of tore thru them. Overall, great recipe!" - psychlohexane
Yield: 4 Servings Ready in 45 minutes
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The Best Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe Preparation
Set each chicken breast on it's side and butterfly cut each to half it's original thickness. Next, cover in plastic wrap or wax paper and with a wooden mallet or heavy skillet pound each breast until it is 1/4 inch thick. Lightly salt & pepper each piece of breast front and back. Place 2 slices of ham followed by 2 pieces of Swiss cheese on each breast. Then, tightly roll each breast securing the seam with tooth picks or skewers ( skewers are much easier to find and remove after baked). Place 1/4 flour in a tray with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, pepper and garlic salt mixed in. Roll all four breasts in flour mixture until well coated. In tray with two eggs well beaten and lightly seasoned with salt & pepper, roll each breast and then roll in a tray with 2 cups of crushed French's Fried onions mixed with two tablespoons of melted butter. Roll each breast until well coated. Place on a edged baking tray that has been sprayed with butter spray, with the seam of the Chicken Cordon Bleu down. Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about twenty to twenty five minutes or well browned.
Make sure butter is added to the fried onion mixture for perfect browning!
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