This chicken cordon bleu recipe is so easy to make in less than an hour. It tastes fantastic with deli ham and swiss cheese slices wrapped inside a juicy chicken breast served with a 5-minute homemade parmesan Dijon sauce. It's fancy enough to serve as a special occasion dinner or any day of the week for that matter because it's pure comfort food at its finest.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Prepare the chicken by slicing the chicken breasts in half. Do this lengthwise, so you're left with 4 thinner cuts of chicken breasts.
Now, place each of the individual chicken breasts between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Using a meat tenderizer/meat pounder, flatten each piece till they're all about a quarter of an inch thick. Alternatively, you can also use a rolling pin.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat with oil and melted butter. Once the oil is hot, seal each side of the rolled chicken breasts for around 4 minutes until nice and golden brown, and transfer them to a greased ovenproof dish.
Wet your toothpicks! This will make them easier to insert into the chicken breast roll and save them from being burnt during the cooking process.
If you don't have a rolling pin or meat basher, try using the bottom of a cup to pound chicken breasts flat.
Adding a teaspoon of lemon juice to the sauce gives it a nice tang that goes well with the chicken.