I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This is one of my favorite ways to have chicken. It's a easy dinner to make and it will look like it took your hours. It's extremely juicy

(serves 6)

*6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
*6 slices swiss cheese
*6 slices ham, cut thin
*3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
*1 teaspoon paprika
*6 tablespoons butter
*1/2 cup chicken stock
*1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
*1 tablespoon cornstarch
*1 cup heavy whipping cream

~Pound chicken breasts to about to approximately 1/2 inch thickness.
~Place swiss cheese and ham slice on each chicken breast, within 1/2 inch of the edges.
~Fold the edges of the chicken over the filling, and secure with toothpicks.
~Mix the flour and paprika in asmall bowl.
~Coat the chicken pieces.
~Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the chicken until browned on all sides.
~Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
~Remove the toothpicks, and transfer the chicken breasts to a warm platter.
~Pour chicken stock into pan that had chicken cooked it.
~Use a whisk to stir chicken stock and chicken drippings. Cook until it starts boiling.
~Blend the cornstarch with the cream in a small bowl, and whisk slowly into the skillet.
~Cook, stirring until thickened, and pour over the chicken.
~Serve warm.

`Substitute chicken broth for dry white wine.
`Omit ham
`Cook chicken with out the cheese & ham in it. When it's done, place ham & cheese on top. Put warm/hot white sauce on top of that.
`Substitute swiss cheese withmozzarella cheese.
`Use string to tie up chicken instead of toothpicks.
`Stuff chicken with a little cooked rice, along with ham & cheese.
`Substitute butter for olive oil.
`Substitute flour for bread crumbs.

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