De-Constructed Chicken Cordon Bleu

Total Time
1hr
Prep
20 mins
Cook
40 mins

EASY! I found a recipe (or idea) from Paula Deen, and switched up a few things to suit myself. It is much simpler than original cordon bleu and the flavor is GREAT! I use country (salty) ham, as that is what I prefer...you may substitute your favorite deli ham, of course....This is great for company and pretty quick to throw together...so tasty, and they'll think you worked for hours!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Pound chicken breasts flat.
  3. Combine flour, garlic powder, kosher salt and pepper in shallow pan.
  4. Mix eggs and milk to make egg wash in shallow bowl.
  5. Combine bread crumbs, Italian seasoning and parmesan in separate shallow pan.
  6. Dredge chicken breasts in flour mixture, then egg wash mixture, then coat breasts in bread crumb mixture.
  7. Place olive oil and butter in skillet over medium heat; place chicken breasts in skillet and brown on both sides.(3-4 minutes per side)
  8. Remove from skillet and place on baking sheet for 20 minutes to finish cooking in oven.
  9. Place ham and cheese on top of chicken breasts and return to oven 'til cheese is melted. (approximately 5 minutes).