Written By: Rachel @ Inscribed Photography
(Recipe originally from here)
Valentine’s Day is coming up and with that in mind I wanted to bring you an easy, delicious meal for you and your special man. This recipe is by far the easiest Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe and it is super yummy too! Pair it with some steamed veggies on the side and something chocolatey for dessert and you’re all set for a romantic dinner for two.
For the chicken, you will need:
2 chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
8 slices of deli ham
8 slices of Swiss cheese
1 cup of breadcrumbs
2-3 Tablespoons of butter
First, spray a 9x13in baking pan with cooking spray and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Lay the four chicken pieces in the bottom of the greased pan. I hate touching raw chicken, so I tried to do this part as quickly as possible!
Next, cover each chicken piece with 2 slices of ham and 2 slices of cheese. Melt the butter and mix with the breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs over the chicken.
That’s it for the chicken! Told you it was easy. Stick it in the oven for 30ish minutes. I baked mine for about 30 minutes and cut into one piece just to make sure the meat was cooked thoroughly.
While the chicken is baking you can make the sauce. You’ll need:
2 Tablespoons of butter
2 Tablespoons of flour
1 cup of milk
2 teaspoons of chicken bouillon (or 1 chicken bouillon cube, crushed)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoon of Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour, whisking to form a roux. Let it cook for a minute.
Slowly whisk in the milk, stirring constantly to break up any clumps. Add the bouillon and salt, stirring to mix them in to the sauce. Whisk the mixture for a few minutes until it begins to thicken.
Take the pan off the burner and add the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and the Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese melts and the mixture is smooth. Keep the sauce warm until the chicken is done cooking.
Once the chicken is thoroughly cooked and toasty on top, it’s time to eat! Spoon some sauce over the chicken and garnish with parsley if you’re feeling fancy. Light some candles for the table and enjoy your romantic dinner for two. Or, make a big pan and enjoy it with the whole family! Either way, I’m guessing this will become a new family favorite recipe.