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Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

I came up with this recipe as a way to make something a little different. The bacon adds great flavor, and the chicken is dipped twice into an egg mixture for a nice crust.—Jim Wick, Orlando, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 thin slices fully cooked ham
  • 4 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Flatten chicken breasts to 1/8-in. thickness; spread butter on the insides. Sprinkle with thyme. Top with a slice of ham and cheese; roll up tightly. Wrap each with two slices of bacon and secure with toothpicks.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat eggs and milk. Place flour in another bowl. Combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder, oregano and cheese. Dip each chicken breast into egg mixture, coat with flour. Dip each again in egg mixture, then coat with crumbs.
  • 3. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 883 calories, 51 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 320 mg cholesterol, 1,084 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 71 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.