We didn't have our wedding at the Irish pub because, well, it was shut down temporarily because of health code violations. This wedding chicken cordon bleu was the guests' favorite, and it l our favorite too.
There are a lot of different ways to make this classic dish. I used to think of chicken cordon bleu as a dish where the chicken breast is flattened, stuffed, rolled, flash fried, then baked in the oven. However, my mom always made it folded in half and baked rather than rolled and fried. And I'll tell you what: this method is just as awesome as fried and doesn't require as much technique.
But before I get into that, I'd like to welcome you to my Stuffed Chicken Breast Series. Yes, I'm going all in with stuffed chicken breast recipes. This is actually the very first stuffed chicken recipe I posted on my website. It's my mom's recipe and I've always loved it. So awesome. Now, I want to dedicate some time and attention to more stuffed chicken breast recipes and techniques.
For example, there are methods to choose from. The first is butterfly, stuff & fold, like my cordon bleu. Next option, slice down the top of breast to make a pocket, stuff crumpled tin foil into the pocket, sear it, then add the filling into the pocket. This seems like it will work if you have a creamier filling. Lastly, there is the rolling method: butterfly the breast, pound it thin, lay out/spread your filling onto the chicken, then roll the breast. For this type of technique your filling should lay flat and not be bulky. There are so many exciting combinations and methods to try! Also, yes, there are many more variations on how best to stuff your boneless chicken breast. These are simply a jumping off point!
All this baking method requires is to butterfly your chicken breast, pound it slightly, dip in butter, dip in breadcrumbs, add ham and cheese, fold in half, bake in oven. It's really that easy. The one extra step you could take is to toast your panko breadcrumbs slightly in a pan before breading the outside of your chicken. My recipe doesn't call for that to save on the prep time. But you could choose to do this if it's really important to the presentation for you.
I think I would serve hamburgers with homemade buns, oven fries, and a big fresh salad. It's yummy, simple, and unexpected for an important dinner. Or maybe chili or chicken enchiladas. I have delicious recipes for both of those, too.
In her show, Ina always says that you should only serve guests something that you've made before and know that its very good. That being said, I would serve my pear and bleu cheese salad with apricot nectar dressing (maybe along side some roast chicken!).Ina is such an inspiration! Love her!
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Now that is one beautiful bird. Such a gorgeous color and I'm glad you added the veggies on the bottom. Will enrich the juices on the bottom. We love the touch of lemon with our chicken and thyme is such a great compliment to the bird. Great recipe.
If you're cooking for a whiskey lover, making bourbon chicken will speak to their heart. It's a spicy, sweet, and sticky Chinese-inspired recipe that only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook. Bourbon, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, honey, and rice wine vinegar blend perfectly for the sauce. Meanwhile, onion, garlic, smoked paprika, and cayenne give it more depth. Serve it over sticky rice, and consider a vegetable side like steamed broccoli for a complete meal.
Cutting into a chicken cordon bleu is always a pleasure and can be a tasty way to celebrate Valentine's Day with the one you love. While the flattening, stuffing, and frying process does take a little effort, the finished product is always worth it. Plus, flattening the meat with a hammer can be quite fun and cathartic. After serving fried chicken stuffed with Dijon mustard, melty Swiss cheese, and savory ham once, you're probably going to be asked for a repeat of this dish. So, feel free to trot it out on other special occasions.
At least two famous couples credit Ina Garten's roast chicken recipe for their engagement; Emily Blunt and John Krasinski and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (via TODAY). So, if you're willing to show your commitment to your relationship and to making this roast chicken for many years to come, go ahead and make engagement chicken for Valentine's Day. The recipe starts out with ordinary ingredients like rosemary (or thyme) and garlic, but the key to its success lies in mayonnaise (or butter), onion slices, and orange (or lemon). Be sure to have a ring picked out by the time the chicken is done.
If you're looking for a curry recipe for Valentine's Day that contains both meat and veggies, Panang curry is your best bet. In addition to chicken, this Thai curry contains bell peppers, onions, basil leaves. and kaffir lime leaves. Garlic, ginger, Panang curry paste, lime juice, coconut milk, and peanuts help to round out the flavor of this delicious dish. You might consider serving a fresh spring roll with peanut dipping sauce as an appetizer for this dish. 153554b96e