Chicken Cordon Bleu 

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 35 minutes

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • 6 slices ham (Can sub for prosciutto if you're feeling fancy)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tbs butter, melted
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme (Optional. Dried won't work as well here.)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly grease a baking pan.

Place a chicken breast between two layers of plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet, pound the chicken to 1/4 inch thickness. Remove the top layer, then lay on one slice of ham and one slice of cheese. Tightly roll the breast into a log, and use the plastic wrap to secure it's shape. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Prepare three bowls for breading. One should have the flour with a dash of salt and pepper. One with the two eggs whipped. One with the panko, minced garlic, fresh thyme, melted butter, and a little more salt and pepper.

Remove the chicken from the plastic wrap. Then lightly coat in flour, dip in the egg, then coat in the bread crumbs. Transfer to a baking pan. Repeat for all roulades.

Bake until browned and cooked through, about 30-35 minutes.

Enjoy whole as a main dish or cut into pinwheels for appetizers.

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