Chicken Cordon Bleu For My Funny Valentine

Ingredients

4 (6- ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 ½ pounds)
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
6 ounces sliced Swiss cheese (4 to 6 slices)
4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto or Black Forest ham
2 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 teaspoons good dijon mustard
2 tablespoons mayonaise

Preparation

1
Cut each piece of chicken in half horizontally and place each piece between 2 sheets of plastic wrap.
2
Using the smooth side of a meat mallet, pound out to a 1/4-inch thickness.
3
Place the 8 chicken pieces on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4
Mix mayonaise and dijon mustard and spread over chicken breasts.
5
Divide cheese evenly between 4 pieces of chicken.
6
Arrange prosciutto ham slices evenly over cheese; top with remaining 4 pieces of chicken.
7
Tuck in any cheese or prosciutto ham that extends over the edges.
8
Secure chicken pieces together using toothpicks along the edges to seal the edges.
9
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
10
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
11
Place flour in a shallow dish; season with 1 tablespoon essence.
12
In another shallow dish, mix together eggs and milk using a fork.
13
Place bread crumbs in a third shallow dish; season with remaining 2 teaspoons Essence.
14
Dip a chicken bundle in flour, shaking off any excess.
15
Dip chicken in egg mixture, followed by seasoned breadcrumbs; transfer to a plate.
16
Repeat process with remaining chicken bundles.
17
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
18
Place chicken bundles in skillet and cook, until browned on one side, about 4 minutes.
19
Turn chicken and cook 2 minutes more
20
Transfer to prepared baking sheet and place in oven.
21
Cook until cheese is melted and bubbly and chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes.
22
Remove toothpicks and serve immediately.

 



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A simple and delicious, yet elegant meal for any occasion.

Yield:

4

Added:

February 27, 2011

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