This tasty and ridiculously easy dish will have your taste buds dancing in 30 mins! And it’s definitely company worthy! There is basically no prep and the sauce takes 5 mins to make. Besides that you have to do nothing! Just pop the chicken in the oven and wait for the magic to happen! And when I say magic I really mean it! I wanted to take a bite photo of all the chicken/ham cheesiness but once I tried a little piece I couldn’t stop and before I knew it my plate was empty
Deconstructed Chicken Cordon Bleu
For the chicken:
- 2 medium large chicken breasts
- a little bit of paprika and pepper
- 8 slices deli ham
- 4 slices swiss cheese (broken in half)
- 3-4 tbsp italian bread crumbs
Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. Butterfly each chicken breasts (cut all the way through) to create 4 thin chicken cutlets. Sprinkle the chicken(both sides) with a little bit of pepper and paprika. Place in a pregreased baking dish. Top each chicken with 2 slices deli ham, top with cheese and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake for 30-35 mins or until the chicken is cooked through.
For the sauce:
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 chicken bouillon cube (crushed)
- 1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
- a little Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup of shredded italian cheese blend (I used Kraft with a touch of Philadelphia-yum!)
Directions: In a medium saucepan, medium heat, melt the butter. Add in the flour and whisk continuously for 1-2 mins. Continue whisking and add the milk. Whisk, whisk, whisk for 3-5 mins until the mixture starts to bubble and thickens. Remove from heat and add in the mustard and Worcestershire sauce, whisk to combine. Add the cheese and let it melt- stirring occasionally. If too thick just add a little more milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
To serve: Plate the chicken breast and top with sauce. Devour!
Adapted from: The Gril Who Ate Everything