Chicken Cordon Bleu

I have always seen these offered at fancy restaurants, I have heard about them on tv I think I even saw one once at a function.   But I have never prepared one or ate one so I thought I would try it tonight.

Ingredients:  Chicken Breast, candian bacon, swiss cheese, GF flour, paprika, butter, white wine, chicken boullion, heavy cream, cornstarch, salt and pepper. (note:  I did not make this dairy free but it can easily be done that way using a coconut cream, EVOO for butter and cheese sub)

I took 3 chicken breast and cut them in half lengthwise.  I pounded them as thin as I could without putting holes in them and salted and peppered them.   I had a stressful week and any one who knows me knows I pound chicken to relieve stress so this was a great meal for tonight.    I then placed a slice of swiss cheese and two slices of candian bacon in the middle and rolled it up.  (I think I might go with a provolone next time or even a Muenster)  I then made a mixture of 6 tbsp flour and 1 tbsp paprika and coated the rolled chicken in them for a nice thick coat.    I then browned all sides in 6 tbsp butter.   Once browned I added 1 cup white wine with a cube of chicken boullion in it.    I let simmer 20 minutes covered.   I removed chicken once done (I cut one open to check doneness)    and added 1 cup heavy cream.   I also added 1 tbsp cornstarch to thicken it up.    I salt and peppered it and poured some sauce over the chicken when serving.  As you can see from my photo the sauce was my favorite part so I had a lot.

I thought it was very yummy and my chicken hating teenager actually ate the whole thing.

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One comment

  1. Karla says:

    Sure looks good. My husband loves swiss cheese, muenster too, so he’d chow down on either version . I love provolone, so that would be my first choice, but muenster sounds good too.

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