Sunday, March 29, 2009

Recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu

I'm back from vacation and to the same old routine of being a 'home-maker' as well as working-mother. I try to carve out weekend time to plan meals for mid-week - otherwise we end up eating a lot of frozen pizza. And we have this winter since I haven't been as good with the cooking this year, it is in the house and it is cheap. FYI: Ryan is fed by her nanny before we get home from work so she isn't subject to the bad nutrition with which we treat ourselves. :-0

Sooooooo sportsfans, here is a VERY easy and fast recipe for a delicious dinner - Chicken Cordon Bleu. I made it for our dinner before I went on vacation and had enough to make him two individual dinners (two rolls each). I also timed myself - from start-to-finish, it took me 17 minutes, without pounding the chicken.

- Thin chicken cutlets - I use a 1 lb. pack for the two of us
- Seasoned breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 lb. sliced ham
- 1/4 lb. sliced swiss cheese (or any cheese you like)

- Rinse chicken and lay on a cutting board (pound if not thin enough bc will need to roll it up
- Place a piece of ham on each cutlet
- Place cheese on each cutlet
- Roll each up and leave on the board
- Whisk the two eggs in a bowl; Pour breadcrumbs on a plate
* here comes the messy part.....
- Take a cutlet, roll it in the egg, then roll it in the breadcrumbs
- Place in a baking dish *fit CCBs snuggly in baking dish
- Cook uncovered for 45 minutes at 350.

We usually make rice as a side and place the CCB on top since the 'drippings' make a nice sauce. Let me know if you decide to try it out! I'll be making fore this afternoon and will post a pic.

Happy Sunday everyone!


  1. Isn't it crazy how we feed our kids so much better than we feed ourselves.

    This looks really good, and like something everyone here would eat. Plus I have most of the stuff.

  2. It is sooooo good! Growing up we didn't like swiss so my mom made it with mozzarella...we always cleaned our plates with no coersion!

  3. Yay! I usually buy the weird store-made version of this....

    Perhaps I'll be really brave and try it....

  4. Mmm, my tummy is rumbling just thinking about it! :D I think I'm gonna try this recipe this weekend. Thank you!


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