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Chicken

Cordon Bleu

May 1, 2011
(Homemade Cordon Bleu)

One of my kids favorite and mine as well is cordon bleu (French: blue ribbon). I used to cook this fried and often until I decided to cook healthier meals. For one, I use olive and oil and coconut oil, I bake than fry when possible. Perhaps chocolate cakes and cupcakes are the ones that I can’t really find an alternative to.

Ingredients:

2 Boneless chicken breasts halves, skin removed
1 tbsp Butter, melted
Salt
pepper
garlic powder
lemon juice

eggs
flour
breadcrumbs
grated Parmigiano cheese

2 slices of  ham
2 slices of cheese (I prefer cheddar)

melted butter

1. Cut the chicken breasts open. Pound them thin. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and lemon juice. Leave for at least 2 hours for seasoning to seep in.

2. Heat oven at 180°C/350°F.  Roll cheese slices inside hams then put each rolled combo in the chicken meat, rolling them up or secure them with toothpick.

3. Put the flour, beaten eggs, and bread crumbs combined with Parmigiano cheese in separate containers. Coat each chicken breast in the order: a) flour b) egg c) bread crumbs. Make sure that they are well covered.

4. Place chicken pieces in a baking dish coated with melted butter  (I haven’t tried olive oil lol). Bake into a beautiful golden brown.

Serve with potato salad and fries. If you’re Filipino, serve with rice! 😉

Posted for Food Friday and Weekend Eating.

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