Sunday, December 26, 2010

Chicken Cordon Bleu


Friends, what did you have for your Christmas eve dinner? Although both my family and hubby's family are not Christian, hubby and I took this opportunity to cook some special food at home. We had a merry and romantic Christmas celebration this year. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and Christmas together. Does it sound double happiness?

Instead of roasted chicken or turkey on the Christmas eve, I made up my mind to prepare Chicken Cordon Bleu with sauté vegetables, mashed potato, and creamy mushroom soup. We enjoyed our shopping to pick up the ingredients. The feeling was just so warm and happy. What's more joyful was the scrumptious home cooked meal for this special occasion. We had a peaceful Christmas eve dinner. :)

I'm trying very hard to dig from my memory something special regarding my previous Christmas celebration. Sadly, I couldn't recall a memorable Christmas. Perhaps, this year marked a memorable one. I'm sharing this dish with Sweet Spot's What's Your Favorite Christmas Dish Giveaway hosted by Swee San.


Chicken Cordon Bleu


Ingredients:
1 chicken breast
2 slices ham
2 slices Cheddar cheese
3 tbsp flour
dashes of black pepper powder
dashes of paprika powder
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 tbsp salted butter at room temp
cooking oil

Steps:
1. Debone and remove skin from the chicken breast. Cut the chicken breast into half. Pound the chicken meat.
2. Brush the top side of chicken breast with butter. Sprinkle paprika powder and black pepper powder on top of it. Place a slice of ham and a slice of cheese on each piece of breast. Roll up and secure ends with toothpicks.
3. Coat each chicken roll thoroughly with flour. Dip rolls into egg, then roll on bread crumbs.
4. Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
5. Heat some oil in a wok. Shallow fry the chicken rolls until golden yellow.
6. Transfer it to baking pan. Remove the toothpicks. Bake for 10 minutes in preheated oven.

13 comments:

j3ss kitch3n said...

these chicken cordon bleu makes me drool! looks so fantastic! merry xmas and happy new year!

Belly Good Cooking said...

Oh, so sweet. You are very blessed to have a hubby who can shop and do the cooking together. Happy Anniversary and Merry Christmas.

Bakertan said...

hi,

what a coincidence. I made these for my xmas lunch. used chicken thighs instead since my family prefers thigh meat. its a great choice for a simple western meal.

Cooking Gallery said...

Cordon Bleu sounds great too for Christmas :)! Wishing you and your family happy holidays!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Happy anniversary :)

lena said...

double celebration and yes, that was truly romantic!!

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

That Chicken Cordon Bleu sounds delicious and Happy Anniversary to you! Sounds like you had a lovely evening - Cheers!

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Hope you had a nice celebration with your hubby & count down to 2011 :p

Swee San said...

Hi hi, I didn't receive the email of this link can u send it to me ? thanks

Merry Christmas and Happy Anniversary :)

Priya said...

Who will say no to this beautiful looking cordon bleu..

Ben said...

I had a "non-Christmas" dinner with my family that doesn't celebrate Christmas, hehe, but it was very good. Your dinner sounds so good and romantic. Sometimes I think it's better to have a small dinner just with the person you love, right?

Stella said...

Gosh, that chicken cordon bleu looks so good. Funny, b/c I've always heard of this dish but never seen it. Now I know why I've heard so much about it. Yum!

Adelene Chin @ Miss Chan Kan Cheong said...

Looks good ! Came across your blog and really like the wonderful posts so far.


Would love to try this :)

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