Chef Time!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Breaded Chicken Rolls

Now that I caught your attention with my recipe for Pork Cordon Bleu, I will now introduce to you the Best Breaded Chicken Rolls aka Chicken Cordon Bleu! Well at least in my opinion it is the best and the easiest to make too.

Breaded Chicken Rolls (Chicken Cordon Bleu)

The term "Cordon Bleu" is a French term, meaning "blue ribbon” that referred to an award for culinary excellence. The term is now used for this famous chicken dish (chicken, ham and Swiss cheese slices, breaded and baked). This yummy version adds paprika and a crunchy coating of seasoned breadcrumbs. Traditionally, the chicken rolls are sautéed and served with a creamy wine sauce. This recipe is a healthier version of the traditional one. The chicken rolls are covered in breadcrumbs and baked in the oven. The result -- crunchy on top and moist and flavorful inside. Enjoy!

8 uncooked chicken breast slices (1 lb.)
8 thin sliced deli smoked ham
8 slices Swiss Cheese or Provolone
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
½ c. dry bread crumbs, preferably Panko
Salt and black pepper
3 tbsp. light mayonnaise

Flatten the chicken breasts to 1/8 thickness.
Top each with a slice of ham and cheese; spread with mustard. Roll tightly and secure with toothpicks.
In another bowl, combine the bread crumbs, salt, pepper and paprika. Brush the chicken rolls with mayo, then coat with crumbs and bake uncovered at 420 for 20-25 min or until meat juices run clear.

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