Thursday, January 19, 2012

Naked Chicken Cordon Bleu

I made this the other nite and it was fabulous!  I think most chicken cordon bleu has breading on it and this one doesn't, so that's why I've named it naked.

This is one meal that I really don't eat that often but when I do, I realize why I like it so much.  It's so full of flavor and tastes so yummy.

I think I also like it because the chicken is pounded thin and I'm not normally a big fan of thick chicken...ick.  It's then layered with swiss cheese and ham, rolled, and sauteed until golden brown.

Here's what you need:
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 slices of ham
  • 4 slices of swiss cheese
  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Place a chicken breast between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Use the flat side of a mallet and pound thin to about 1/8" thick.  Remove chicken and repeat with other pieces.

 This is about how thin you want the chicken to be.

Place a slice of ham and a slice of cheese on each piece of chicken. Salt and pepper if you want, but you don't need too much salt as the ham already offers that.  I forgot and added anyway....

Fold in the bottom and sides; roll up and secure with a toothpick.

They will look like this. 

Heat oil in skillet  and cook rolls for 20-25 minutes, turning to brown evenly.  

I found that near the top by the toothpicks, the chicken wasn't cooking through so I had to hold down in skillet on that part.

Remove when golden brown.

You don't have to, but I laid mine on a paper towel to soak up some of the oil.  I don't like my things too greasy. 

The end result.  Yum!


Trish said...

Looks delicious! My husband isn't a big fan of chicken, either. I'll definitely have try this recipe. Thanks!

Michelle P said...

I'll have to try this!

liz_oosterhof said...

mmm looks great! Check out my post today with a shout out to you!!
Happy Thursday!

- Lesley said...

Yes, try it. You won't be disappointed!

Janelle Hermann said...

Lesley.....I'm SOOOO glad you posted this! Have been wanting to make chick. cordon bleu for a while, but I'm gluten free...Thanks to your "Naked" recipe, I can make it now with no worries!!!! :) :) :)

- Lesley said...

Yay Janelle! Glad I could help you out!! I didn't know you were gluten free. I have thought about doing that. Maybe some other recipes I post will be helpful to you. Thanks for checking it out (: I appreciate it!

Live Simply- Live Well said...

We've made this yummy!

Susan said...

I just found your blog! This looks delicious (and easy!) I can't wait to try it! :)

Janelle Hermann said...

I finally got a chance to make this tonight, but instead of swiss I used Pepperjack and it was YUMMY!! Brett loved it too!!

Gluten free really isn't that hard...esp now with a lot of grocery stores that have a GF section. But basically it's all about eating fresh veggies and whole foods! If you decide to go GF and have questions facebook me!