Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Krispy-Fried Chicken Cordon Bleu

Growing up, it was just me and my mom for the most part, and I remember as a kid that we would eat a lot of those frozen stuffed chicken breasts that you just pop in the oven. Probably with that we would have either rice or one of those packaged lipton flavored noodle packages. Of course when I grew up, I found myself following that same trend. Let's face it, even though they aren't good for us - they are delicious.

I decided that it was time to try something new and exciting, so here it is. We had no swiss cheese, so we compromised and used mozzarella instead - it was delicious! Also, I made a side dish of homemade garlic parmesan noodles to go with it.

Krispy-Fried Chicken Cordon Bleu

Ingredients:
  • 4 Boneless, Skinless, Chicken breast halves
  • 1-2 Cups Rice Krispy Cereal
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • 4 Slices lean deli ham, sliced thin
  • 4 Slices Swiss Cheese (or cheese of your choice, we tried mozzarella)
  • Lemon Pepper Seasoning, to taste
  • Thyme (a pinch for each chicken breast)
  • Toothpicks (total of 8-12)
Directions:

Place one piece of chicken in a large ziploc bag (or between two layers of plastic wrap. Pound flat with meat mallet or rolling pin until chicken is about 1/8" thick. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.

Lay chicken on a cutting board, smooth side down. Sprinkle inside of chicken with lemon pepper and thyme. Place a slice of ham and a slice of cheese on top of the chicken breast. Roll chicken breast from one short side to the other short side (jelly-roll style). Secure with 2-3 toothpicks.

Beat together eggs and milk in a large bowl. Place rice krispies in another bowl adjacent to the eggs. Dip each chicken roll into the egg mixture being sure to cover all sides. Roll chicken in rice krispies. Place chicken rolls in a greased 9x9 pan (or cookie sheet would work as well) and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.

Serve over a bed of Parmesan Garlic Noodles.

1 comment:

heather said...

yum! i love chicken cordon bleu and garlic parm noodles!

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