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A deep-fry breast chicken with ham & cheese inside and breadcrumb outside.
Easy to cook and delicious Chicken Cordon Bleu.
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Cordon bleu or Schnitzel Cordon Bleu is meat-filled with ham and cheese, then coated with breadcrumbs and fried. In French terms, cordon bleu can be interpreted as a blue ribbon. Blue ribbon or blue sash is usually worn by members of the highest knights. The term is also applied to food that is prepared with a high standard. Cordon Bleu is different from Chicken Kiev. Chicken Kiev is a dish consisting of fillet chicken that is pounded flat, filled with cold butter, coated with egg and breadcrumbs, then fried or grilled. The main difference is in the filling. Chicken kiev is stuffed with cold butter, while Cordon bleu is stuffed with ham and cheese. Apart from that, the method of making these two dishes is very similar. Cordon bleu is made from pounded chicken and stuffed with a slice of ham and cheese, coated in breadcrumbs, and then fried or grilled. The meats that can be used to make cordon bleu are chicken, beef, and pork. For chicken, usually use chicken breast, and for the filling, it can be ham, cheese, or other meat. The way to get the ham and cheese into the chicken breast is to make a small slit from the tip to the inside of the chicken breast. For cheese, you can use either cheddar or mozzarella cheese.

YIELDS2 servings
TOTAL TIME45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp of oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp of pepper

Filling

  • 2 pieces of ham
  • 2 slices of cheese slices

Smear

  • 1 beaten egg
  • 30g of flour
  • 150g breadcrumbs

Complementary

  • French fries
  • Boiled broccoli (or other vegetables)

Steps

1

Slit the tip of the chicken breast a little like in the photo.

Step 1 of cooking Chicken Cordon Bleu.
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2

Coat the chicken with oregano, salt, and pepper.

Step 2 of cooking Chicken Cordon Bleu.
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3

Fold the cheese slices in half, then wrap them in the ham as in the photo.

Step 3 of cooking Chicken Cordon Bleu.
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4

Add the ham and cheese slices inside the chicken breast.

Step 4 of cooking Chicken Cordon Bleu.
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5

Dip the chicken in the beaten egg, then coat with flour.

Step 5 of cooking Chicken Cordon Bleu.
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6

Then dip it in the beaten egg again, then put it in the breadcrumbs.

Step 6 of cooking Chicken Cordon Bleu.
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7

Fry the chicken cordon bleu until golden brown, then immediately serve with french fries and broccoli.

Step 7 of cooking Chicken Cordon Bleu.
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