Absolute Best Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
Elegant Chicken Cordon Bleu
In its simplest form, Chicken Cordon Bleu is a tasty combination of chicken, ham and swiss cheese, rolled together and usually fried. This recipe also includes a creamy wine sauce to accompany the chicken. Chicken Cordon Bleu is a beautifully elegant dish that is sure to impress, but quite easy to make. I hope you enjoy it.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
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6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
6 slices Swiss cheese
6 slices ham
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup heavy whipping cream
chopped basil, for garnish (optional)
1. Pound chicken breasts to 1/2 inch thickness. Place a cheese and ham slice on each breast within 1/2 inch of the edges. Fold the edges of the chicken over the filling, and secure with toothpicks. Mix the flour and paprika in a small bowl, and coat the chicken pieces.
2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the chicken until browned on all sides. Add the wine of broth and bouillon. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
3. Remove the toothpicks, and transfer the breasts to a warm platter. Blend the cornstarch with the cream in a small bowl, and whisk slowly into the skillet. Cook, stirring until thickened, and pour over the chicken. Serve warm.
More Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipes
There are lots of variations on this basic chicken cordon bleu recipe. Here are a few.
Making Chicken Cordon Bleu on YouTube
This video explains how to pound chicken breasts.
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The Best Chicken Recipes from Cook's Illustrated - Click on the image for more information or to shop at Amazon.com
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