Friday, September 25, 2015

Shortcut Chicken Cordon Bleu


Happy Fall ya'll! I am just loving this fall weather! It's still been fairly warm here in NY but the night have sure cooled down. I just love Chicken Cordon Bleu but lets face it it's pretty time consuming. When I saw this version on Pinterest of course I could not resist making it. Well it did not disappoint and was just as delicious as it looks. 





Chicken layered with delicious honey ham and Swiss cheese topped with buttery and crispy panko bread crumbs and smothered in a Gruyere cheese sauce. Now that's a Winner Winner Chicken Dinner that everyone will love! Check out even more delicious chicken dinners below.

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Ingredients

For the Chicken Cordon Bleu:
3 large chicken boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half length-wise (to form two thinner chicken breast cutlets)
12 slices deli honey ham
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 pound sliced swiss cheese

For the Gruyere-Dijon Cream Sauce:
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 chicken bouillon cube, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese

Directions

Lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs and melted butter. Set aside.

Lay the cut chicken breasts in a single layer in the 9X13-inch dish. Layer each chicken breast with two slices of ham and top with 2 slices of swiss cheese, shingling across the chicken breast to make sure the entire chicken breast is covered with ham and cheese. Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the top of the chicken.

Bake the chicken for 30-35 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through completely, the cheese is bubbling and the bread crumbs are golden.

While the chicken bakes, in a medium saucepan, melt the 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in the flour, whisking constantly, while cooking the flour/butter mixture for 1-2 minutes. Slowly pour in the milk while whisking quickly. Stir in the chicken bouillon granules, salt and pepper Whisk constantly over medium heat until the mixture begins to simmer and thicken, about 3-5 minutes. Once the sauce has bubbled and thickened, remove from heat and stir in the mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and Gruyere cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted. Keep the sauce warm until the chicken is finished baking.


Serve each piece of chicken with warm sauce.

*Recipe adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
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21 comments :

  1. Looks and sounds absolutely mouth-melting! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck...hope you enjoy a lovely fall weekend.

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  2. Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of my all time favorite dishes. I have never tried to make it at home. I am pinning this to try!

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  3. It's been ages since I ate Chicken Cordon Bleu. I only get it if someone else is cooking but now it looks easy enough for me to make! Pinning. Stopping by from Creative Ways. Thanks!

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  4. Sounds delicious! I've loved Chicken Cordon Bleu since I was a child.

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  5. I love to make Chicken Cordon Bleu but have never made this sauce for it. Sounds really yummy.
    Bev

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  6. This looks soooo good! Pinning it for later!!

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  7. Saw the photo and the word easy, and of course I had to stop. Thanks.

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  8. I saw the photo and the word easy, and of course, I had to check it out. Thanks. :)

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  9. Your shortcut Chicken Cordon Bleu is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  10. This looks so good, and I love a good Chicken cordon bleu. I've pinned this as well so I can keep the recipe on hand.

    Found via #ThisIsHowWeRoll.

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  11. This looks absolutely amazing, and your lovely photos made my stomach growl. Guess I'll have to add a few things to my grocery list and give this a try.

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