Chicken is a huge staple in my dinners, I would say its 80% of the time whats for dinner. This is partially because it is super versatile and will adapt to any flavor you want to give it. It's also really healthy and easy to quick...and most importantly it's not red meat - which I am still too much of a wuss to tackle.
Chicken Cordon Bleu has become a twice a month (if not more) go to meal, only mix up is some mozz for the swiss.
- 2 large chicken breasts
- 2 thin slices of ham
- Mozzarella (feel free to sub in for any of your
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp Milk
- 1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs (or plain with some seasonings)
- 1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees & spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray
- Beat the chicken to about 1/2 inch thickness
- Lay down the slice of ham and cheese and roll up
- Whisk together egg and milk in medium bowl
- Mix together the breadcrumbs & parmesan with salt & pepper in medium bowl
- Dip chicken rolls in the egg wash and then in the breadcrumb mixture.
- Place chicken on the baking sheet seam side down* and bake for 20-25 minutes
*Make sure to place these seam side down to minimize the gooeyness escaping. Keep some toothpicks handy to secure the chicken!
Serve up with some roasted veggies and maybe a piece of garlic bread... or four. (You can be nice and take out the toothpicks OR you can let them fend for themselves.)