Chicken Cordon Bleu

The Improv Cooking Challenge at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker is coming up on Thursday.  Last month the ingredients were potatoes and cheese.  I found a great looking crock-pot recipe on Pinterest.  I tried it and failed.  I thought it was me, so last week I tried the recipe again.  It wasn’t me.  The potatoes found their way to the chicken bucket and the recipe was filed in file 13.  I hate that!

This months ingredients are peanut butter and jelly.  I started early and found some promising recipes.  I made cupcakes.  A variety of PB and J cupcakes!  They didn’t turn out so good.  I am down to the wire with a lack of motivation.  UHG!

On a positive note, I found a Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe in the February/March issue of Taste of Home Magazine.  I usually grill chicken breasts and top them with cheese and ham, but decided to try something new.

My Mom has used Puff Pastry and I have seen it used in both savory and sweet dishes.  I have been wanting to experiment with this delicacy.  After making Chicken Pot Pie and enjoying pie crust with savory, I really needed to try Puff Pastry. 

I tweaked the recipe and here is what I came up with.

3 Chicken Breasts

Lemon Pepper Seasoning – to taste

1 Sheet of Puff Pastry, thawed

Mozzarella Cheese – to your personal preference or a slice of Swiss Cheese.  I used shredded mozzarella, because that is what I had on hand.  I would also recommend trying provolone. 

3 Slices of Ham

1 egg

1 T water

Sprinkle chicken with Lemon Pepper Seasoning.

Brown in a skillet for 1-2 minutes; about 2-3 minutes on each side.  I spray my skillet with PAM, feel free to use butter or EVOO.  Remove to paper towel to drain.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 sheet of pastry. Cut into 3 ~ 6 inch squares.

Place chicken breast in the center of each square; top with cheese and a slice of ham.

Whisk egg and water, lightly brush over pastry edges.  Bring two sides of pastry over chicken, overlapping; press seems to seal.  Pinch ends together and fold under.

Transfer to a greased cookie sheet.

Brush tops with egg mixture.

Bake at 400* for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is done and puff pastry is golden brown.

Delicious!  I love flaky buttery puff pastry goodness and can’t wait to try another recipe with it.

Oh, and this satisfies one of my Baking goals for 51 in 501!

Have you tried Puff Pastry?  What is your favorite recipe using Puff Pastry?

Linking Up With

Hunk of Meat Monday at Beyer Beware

Mix It Up Monday at Flour Me With Love

Two Maids a Baking at Two Maids a Milking

Whimsy Wednesday #7 at The NY Melrose Family

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage  

Showcase Your Talent Thursday #3 at What’s Cooking, Love?

Feed Your Soul #6 at Around My Family Table

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16 Responses to Chicken Cordon Bleu

  1. Justa says:

    What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Judy says:

    That is making my mouth water, it looks sooooo good.

    • Robyn says:

      Thanks for stopping in Judy and Justa. Hope you get a chance to try this recipe or at least experiment with Puff Pastry.

  3. Lisa says:

    This looks delicious! I love the idea of using puff pastry. Sorry to hear about the recipe…I had that happen this week too. I had one ready to post and the end result was horrible so into file 13 it went too, lol. I hope you find your PB&J inspiration soon. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  4. Buttons says:

    I’m thinking I wished you lived closer I would love to visit your house and eat your delicious food. My Hero would love it also. We are having leftovers tonight:). B

  5. Candy C. says:

    I love puff pastry but have never used it myself. This chicken recipe looks great and we can ALL use another way to prepare chicken, right?!? 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      Candy
      I had good luck with this recipe. Hope I have good luck with my second Puff Pastry attempt too. lol! Yes, there is always a need for a good way to prepare chicken.

  6. Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box says:

    Yum! This looks really great. It would make a perfect week-night meal at our house.

  7. Oh wow! They look absolutely wonderful!!!

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Good Morning Robyn,
    Your Chicken Cordon Bleu looks amazing! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Alyssa says:

    This looks really good and I like how easy it is. I also like the puff pastry around the whole thing! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you there next week!

  10. Jenny says:

    I love puffed pastries alone so this combination sounds fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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