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Chicken Cordon Bleu

August 25, 2020 • 0 comments

Chicken Cordon Bleu
This is such an easy recipe and so delicious! Definitely a great way to change up how you use your Earnest Roots Farm chicken breasts!

Directions

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts from Earnest Roots Farm
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
16 slices swiss cheese
½ lb ham, thinly sliced
peanut oil, or vegetable oil, for frying
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups panko bread crumbs

Creamy Dijon Sauce

3 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
¼ cup dijon mustard
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, tossing to coat evenly.
On a cutting board, place a chicken breast between two sheets of plastic
wrap and pound until about ½ inch (1 cm) thick with a meat mallet,
rolling pin, or heavy pan.

Remove the plastic  wrap and place 2 slices of Swiss cheese, then 2 slices of ham, then
another layer of Swiss cheese, and another layer of ham. Evenly roll the
chicken and place onto a new sheet of plastic wrap.

Wrap the chicken in the plastic wrap tightly and use the excess plastic on
the sides to twist, firming up the roll of chicken cordon bleu as you
work. Tie the excess plastic. Repeat with the remaining ingredients,
then chill the rolls in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.


Meanwhile, preheat a tall-sided pan with 2 inches (5 cm) of oil to 325°F (170°C).
After the rolls are set, prepare 2 separate large, wide dishes with the
flour, beaten egg, and bread crumbs. Dredge the chicken first in the
flour, then the egg, and then bread crumbs.

Place the breaded chicken cordon bleu in the oil and cook for about 5 minutes
per side, or until the outside is an even golden brown. If a good color
is achieved and the chicken’s center is still not 165°F (75°C), place
the chicken cordon bleu on a wire rack set over a baking sheet and
finish the chicken in the oven at 325°F (170°C) until that temperature
is reached. (For Me, this took about 40 min, i consistently checked the temperature every 15 min)

Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. In a 1
½-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and cook the garlic
until soft. Add the flour and whisk for 1 minute.
Add the milk and whisk until fully combined with the roux and no lumps
remain. Continue whisking until the mixture comes to a simmer and has
thickened.

Add the mustard, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper and whisk to combine. Remove the pan from the heat.
Slice the chicken and serve drizzled with Dijon sauce.
Enjoy!

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