Chicken Cordon Bleu
I'd have to say this is one of my absolute favorite dishes ever. I could probably live off this goodness. Growing up, we shared a duplex with my Aunt and Uncle and Grandma. Holidays were great because we had so much family under one roof. Every year for New Years, my Aunt would make home made Chicken Cordon Bleu. When I was in high school we moved, and no longer lived near my Aunt and Uncle. We still had Chicken Cordon Bleu for New Years, but it was the frozen kind. It worked, but it just wasn't the same anymore. So when I got married, a few weeks before New Years I called my Aunt, and got her recipe. Now 6 years later, I make it more often than just New Years. Tonight for example, it was just what was needed to overcome my evening nausea (and thank goodness it didn't add to it, or I would've been very sad!)
Chicken Cordon Bleu
2 chicken breasts
1/2lb thinly sliced ham
1/2lb thinly sliced swiss cheese
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs flour
1 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped onion
Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise, from the side. Like so:
So you now essentially have 4 chicken breasts, that our thin.
Place a slice of swiss and ham on the cut side of each breast, like this:
(by the way, we were out of ham, so I used turkey tonight. it should taste just as good)
Roll up the chicken breasts and place in a 9x9 or 8x8 pan. Either one works, so whatever you have on hand :) Set aside.
In a small saucepan melt the butter. Add flour while constantly stirring, until smooth. Remove the pan from heat, and add the milk. Return to heat, again consistantly stirring. Bring to a boil, and boil for 1 minute. The mixture should be a nice thickness. Remove from heat again, and add salt and pepper to taste and onions.
It smells so delicious!!
Pour the sauce over the chicken.
If I had some asparagus I'd have boiled it up and served on the side. As it stands, we'll be eating canned green beans with this lovely dinner tonight. If you try this recipe, I'd love to know what you think!