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, January 10, 2014

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pita

I am a chicken cordon blue fan as long as it's homemade.   The mixture of the ingredients just go together wonderfully.   One day I decided to make it into a pita and boy was it good.    Simple to make and it doesn't take much time.

(serves 4)

*2 chicken boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into 2-inch thickness
*1 cup buttermilk
*1/4 cup all-purpose flour
*1/4 cup italian bread crumbs
*1 teaspoon paprika
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/4 teaspoon black pepper
*1 tablespoon butter or oil
*4 slices baked deli ham, cut thin
*4 slices swiss cheese
*1/4 cup chicken stock
*1/2 teaspoon chicken granules
*1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
*1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
*4 pita breads

~In a medium bowl, place chicken & buttermilk.
~Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.
~In a shallow pan, mix flour, bread crumbs, paprika, salt & pepper.
~Place a slice of ham & cheese on each pita.
~Let butter melt in a large skillet over medium heat.
~Remove chicken from buttermilk and let any excess drip off.
~Coat chicken in breadcrumb mixture.
~Place chicken into skillet and cook for about 5-6 minutes and then flip and allow to cook on other side for another 5-6 minutes, or until chicken is done.
~Remove from skillet and put over cheese.
~Pour chicken stock in the same skillet that the chicken was cooking in.
~Use a whisk to stir chicken stock and chicken drippings.  Cook until it starts to boil.
~In a small bowl, blend cornstarch with the heavy cream.
~Whisk slowly into the skillet.
~Cook, stirring until thickened and pour evenly over the chicken.
~Top with shredded lettuce.
~Fold pita in half and enjoy.

`Add chopped tomatoes, when adding lettuce.
`Substitute a tortillas for the pita.
`Leave off sauce to make it more figure friendly.
`In a small skillet, sprayed with a cooking spray, heat up pita bread.  Once heated add cheese, ham, chicken & sauce.

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