National Cordon Bleu Day - April 4th
April 4th is National Cordon Bleu Day
here's a recipe to help you celebrate... ENJOY!!
Chicken Cordon Bleu
4 Boneless chicken breasts
1/4 c sliced cooked ham
1/4 c sliced swiss cheese
1 clove garlic; crushed
2 tb white wine
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c flour; seasoned with salt .. and pepper
1 lg egg; Beaten with: 1 tb oil
1/2 c breadcrumbs
1/4 c oil
5 tb butter
Place chicken skin side down. With a sharp knife cut a shallow slit down center of each without cutting through to skin. Pound out chicken breasts with meat mallet. On each breast, layer ham and cheese. Drizzle wine. Season well. Wrap breast to enclose ham, cheese, and garlic. Diaper the skin to hold closed (using a toothpick if needed..)
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Coat breasts well with seasoned flour, brush with beaten egg and oil, then roll in bread crumbs.
Heat oil in frying pan. Add butter and when butter is foaming, cook chicken until tender, golden brown and crisp.
Drain on paper towels and serve.
Yield: 4 Servings
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