Tuesday, January 11, 2011

MaryAnn's Easy Cordon Bleu

I came up with this little recipe a few years ago. We all loved cordon bleu, but it was just such a pain to make.  One evening I just decided to do it in my saute pan, and just simmer it in the sauce.  It turned out great.  I haven't stuffed a single piece of chicken since.
This is super easy to make when you are having company over for dinner.  It looks really nice, and they think you went to a lot of work. When I am making more than just for my little family, I bake it instead of simmer it.  After I brown the chicken breasts, I place them in a large baking pan.  Then I top them with the ham and sauce mixture.  Cover and bake it at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until the chicken is done.  Then top with the swiss cheese and place back in the oven, uncovered, until cheese is melted.
But here are the directions (even with step-by-step pictures!) for the easy stove-top, only-get-one-pan-dirty, way to make them.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

5 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
5 slices of ham
5 slices of swiss cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup lemon juice (use more or less, according to your taste)

1. Brown chicken breasts in a little bit of olive oil.

2. Place a piece of ham on each piece of chicken

3.  Mix cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and lemon juice.  Put entire mixture in pan covering the chicken/ham.

4. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked though.

5. Remove from heat, place a slice of swiss cheese on top of each piece of chicken, cover again with lid until cheese has melted.

6. Serve

3 comments:

themacmomma said...

Hey woman! Did I ever respond? I was so happy to hear from you... and to get your Christmas card. Your family is beautiful, and I'm digging your blog, I'll totally have to try some of these recipe's!
Hope New Year's was great!

Megan Maree Walker Boehm said...

AMAZING! Since you made this for me like last year, I make it ALL the time. Its so easy and so yummy!! P.S. I commented :)

Jennifer said...

Yay! This is so great! I am excited!!

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