I like cookbooks. I have shelves of them. I love to pick up cooking magazines. But I am not really good at following directions. I use recipes more as an inspiration to make something else. Mostly because I am picky. I used to make my variation of chicken cordon bleu all the time. Except it was made with turkey cutlets instead of chicken. But I can't find turkey cutlets anymore. A few weeks ago I "re-discovered" my recipe and made it with chicken for my family. And everyone liked it. A minor miracle. So, last night, Katie decided to make it herself.
We got out all the ingredients. (Oh...I am feeling like I am having a Pioneer woman cooks photo shoot!) Easy -- only 5 items needed. Note: the scissors are not part of the recipe. Nor is the diet coke in the McDonald's cup. My photo shoot is so unlike Pioneer Woman's.
Then you fold the chicken into thirds, tucking the ham and cheese inside.
Lightly dredge the chicken through the bread crumbs.
Be sure to wash your hands...they get kinda messy.
And voila...a yummy dinner.
Here is our simple recipe:
Chicken Cordon Bleu (Sunshine and Lemonade style)
(notice that there are not measurements for this recipe...it's so easy, you don't need them!)
Turkey or chicken breast cutlets (you can use regular chicken breasts, but you will need to pound them thin. I am lazy and prefer to pay more for someone else to do this part)
cheese slices (we used Havarti...most chicken cordon bleu recipes call for swiss, but we don't like swiss...use what ever you want)
honey mustard dressing (if you don't like honey mustard...try ranch...or your other favorite dressing...or if you are fancy...a creamy wine sauce would be yummy)
seasoned bread crumbs
Moisten the chicken/turkey with honey mustard
Place ham and cheese in the center and fold into thirds, tucking the ham and cheese into the center.
Dredge through bread crumbs.
Bake at 400 for 30 minutes.