Sunday, January 29, 2012

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Ok. My husband has informed me my food photography on this meal is horrible, but the chicken was delicious. I should have googled images in advance to see how they cut it into beautiful slices to display it. Lesson learned for next time. Ha! I promise this meal is so easy to make and amazing.


Chicken breasts
Sliced ham (or any lunch meat)
String cheese
Italian dressing
Bread crumbs


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Soak a few toothpicks in water. Pound each chicken breast with a mallet to flatten it. I like to put saran wrap on top so raw chicken does not fly anywhere.

2. Layer the chicken breast with ham and a half a piece of string cheese. The wonderful thing about using string cheese instead of shredded cheese, is it withstands the heat of the oven well, and does not melt too much.

3. Roll the chicken up and dredge it in dressing followed by bread crumbs. I use whatever I have available. I had a tomato basil vinaigrette we had in the fridge. Yum.

4. While still holding the rolled chicken breast, insert a toothpick to hold it together. I soak the toothpicks before I start so they will not catch on fire in the oven.

5. Place in oven at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. Make sure your chicken is cooked through.

6. Again, another horrible picture of a truly yummy meal!

We have received sooo much rain this week. Our pasture is a lake. My son was so entertained, that he wanted to sail a boat. We did not have a boat, because that would have been too easy. I cut a milk jug in half and we created a pirate ship with a flag.

Well, the boat did not last too long, because the water ended up being so much fun. He played for about ten minutes, and then my good mother instinct finally kicked in. I took him inside to get out of his wet chilly clothes.

Do something unexpected with your kids soon. Instead of saying no, just say yes for once, and see where it takes you.

Lesson: If life gives you lemons a lake make lemonade go jump in it!


  1. oh yesssss.. that's what's for dinner tonight .. droolin' already.. ty for sharing!

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  3. Great recipe! I've been buying frozen pre-made ones; I think that is all about to change.

    I'm your newest follower from A Season for All Things. I look forward to reading more of your posts / recipes. ~ Ellen


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