Thursday, August 18, 2011

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Let me first apologize for the less than delicious looking picture...
It's hard to get a hunk of meat to look pretty to begin with, secondly, I didn't try.  I was hungry.

This was so simple that I almost didn't post it, but my family really liked it, so I thought I would share- just in case you haven't tried it before.  Cuz, you know it's a rare occasion around here when everyone agrees that a dish is good.  Unless it's chocolate cake.  Without zucchini or some other hidden vegetable ;)

Chicken breast are extremely versatile and the main meat in the Mo'Betta house.  (Much to my husband's dismay I'm sure)  I'm not knockin' beef or pork, but chicken is easy and relatively inexpensive.  However, sometimes I'm looking at these chicken boobs (totally @adrienzgirl's fault for that mental image) and thinkin'...chicken again?!  What will I do with it this time?

I had bought boneless, skinless chicken breasts from Sam's Club. I don't know what kind of chickens these bad boys came from...but they had to be tripleD's.  They were HUGE.  I tried pounding them a little and it was futile, so I decided to stuff them. Kinda like my bra when I was younger.  Just kidding (maybe), wanted to see if you were paying attention.

So, when you have monster chicken breasts, swiss, and ham in the fridge...you make chicken cordon bleu. (a quick and easy version, not a fancy French version)

I butterflied my chicken breasts, stuffed a slice of ham and swiss inside, secured with a toothpick (which my husband later ate) and then topped with another slice of ham and swiss, and fresh ground pepper.  Because fresh ground pepper makes everything better.

Bake until done...I can't tell you how long this is, b/c it depends on the size of your...uhm, breasts. Wow, that sounds weird. Wonder what kind of spam this post will generate.  Anyway, size does matter. But we women already knew that.

Before this post digresses any further...you can also use up your leftovers in a yummy risotto
Risotto, chopped chicken cordon bleu and spinach. It was delicious!

I'm linking up today with Think Tank Momma for Share a Spoon! Today's theme is...you guessed it...chicken boobs!

8 comments:

  1. Oh boy does that look good! I'm a huge chicken fan! I've never had risotto before. Looks yummy!

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  2. Love the chicken and love the risotto! I'm craving now... :)

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  3. You had me rolling on the floor with this post! You are quite punny today! Funny too!

    I'm with you, much to the chagrin of BDC, we eat chicken a lot. It's my favorite. As long as I don't make the same 'ol same 'ol every week he doesn't complain too much!

    That cordon blue recipe looks and sounds delicious! And the risotto? YES PLEASE!

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  4. Chicken Cordon Bleu is the best...and simple is always bestest! ;P

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  5. Wow. My stomach is growling and my mouth is salivating. This looks amazing. And it's so easy! AND I just started the South Beach Diet and I can still eat this (sans the risotto). I can't wait to make it. I love easy.

    By the way, I'm loving reading your blog so much that I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. Check it out at http://www.Tmuffin.com!

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  6. I checked out your blog after seeing your versatile blog award from tmuffin. What a great recipe- I can't wait to read more!

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  7. My mom used to buy the chicken cordon blue from schwanns and I loved them! This is a great alternative.

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  8. Mmm, toothpicks. LOL. At least he got some extra fiber?!

    I make chicken cordon bleu the same way. So much easier than the battering and frying...and fewer calories too.

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