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Friday, February 19, 2010

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This is our families favorite Christmas tradition.
(That's why the recipe is so large. Cut down as needed.)
Most families bake a ham, we do chicken cordon bleu.
It is looked forward to every year because my Mother only makes it once a year.
Try it,...
you'll fall in love with chicken all over again!

12 single chicken breasts, boned, skinned and pounded flat
12 thin slices ham
12 thin slices Swiss cheese (if they are large, buy 6 and cut in half!)
2-3 cups Garlic and Herb Seasoned bread crumbs
1 packet good Seasons Garlic and cheese dressing mix

(If you can not find this, you can use 1 dry cheese packet from any box of macaroni and cheese)
½ C. Parmesan cheese
Onion salt and pepper to taste

4-5 eggs, beaten
2-3 cups Flour
1 C. melted margarine

Pound each breast between two pieces of waxed paper with a meat mallet until flattened.
Put a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss cheese on each. Roll and secure with a round tooth pick.
Beat eggs in a bowl.

Put flour in a shallow dish.

In another shallow dish, put seasoned bread crumbs, packet of Garlic and Cheese seasoning mix, Parmesan cheese and onion salt and pepper.

Mix well.
One at a time, dip rolled chicken breasts in flour, then egg, then crumb mixture.
(It helps to use tongs so your fingers don't get so messy!)
Place on greased baking sheet.
Brush with melted butter, or spray with butter flavored Pam.
Bake 45 min. in 3 25 degree oven.

Sauce to spoon over chicken:
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1- 16 oz. carton sour cream
2 ½ C. milk

Blend all ingredients in sauce pan and heat thoroughly.
Place, in bowl, on the table to be spooned over each serving of chicken.

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