Monday, September 22, 2008

Easy Chicken Cordon Blue

One of my favs and it freezes so well! I usually make about 15 of them and freeze individually so I can have them in a hurry :) I like to use mayonnaise instead of the milk because it makes it more tender and flavorful. But if you want to be healthy, just dip the chicken in milk :)

Chicken breasts
Milk or mayonnaise
Swiss or Provolone Cheese slices
Sliced ham
Italian Bread crumbs, Ritz crackers, or both
*Parmesan cheese if desired

Directions: Place chicken in large plastic bag, flatten with a meat tenderizer or heavy object. Place bread crumbs, crushed Ritz crackers and parmesan cheese in a medium sized bowl. In a small bowl, pour some milk or spoon out some mayonnaise. Lay chicken flat and place a slice of ham and a slice of cheese on each piece. Roll chicken up and secure with toothpicks. Dip chicken breasts in milk or mayonnaise, then in bread crumb mixture. Roll in bread crumb mixture till covered thoroughly, then place in greased baking dish. Bake uncovered at 375 for 45 min till chicken is done. Can serve with a basic cream sauce found in any cook book (flour, milk, butter, salt)