When I made out my menu for the last couple weeks, I warned my family that we would be trying new food. No one wants to give me suggestions lately. I think their favorites are even getting old. They loved the Pineapple Grilled Pork Chops we tried last week, and this dish was another favorite. I'm trilled they are excited to eat dinner and I have new menu items to chose from. I almost didn't feel like cooking anymore.
We've eaten Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole before and the $1 breaded Chicken Cordon Bleu you can find at Aldi, but I don't really care for either. So I was excited to try this recipe since these are flavors we like. I do have to say it was rather fun beating the snot out of the chicken! (Not literally, of course.)
Chicken Cordon Bleu
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 slices Swiss cheese
4 slices cooked ham
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 7x11 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Pound chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness.
3. Sprinkle each piece of chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place 1 cheese slice and 1 ham slice on top of each breast. Roll up each breast, and secure with a toothpick. Place in baking dish, and sprinkle chicken evenly with bread crumbs.
(On the left is my "spread" to make this recipe -- chicken already pounded out. I love the sectional plate, albeit Toy Story, for coating the chicken roll-ups in breadcrumbs. The picture on the right is the chicken roll-ups ready to go in the oven.)