Chicken Cordon Bleu For Dinner Tonight! Yummy! Score! I made everyone happy!

@schulzie (4064)
United States
July 19, 2009 3:48pm CST
Tonight I tried a new recipe I found on the internet for dinner. It was a recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu and it was very easy to make. I had bought some boneless skinless chicken breasts on sale for $1.69 a pound and the butcher cut them up for me very thin. I put a slice of Provolone cheese and a slice of ham against the chicken breast then rolled it up, dipped in melted butter and then rolled them in Progresso Italian bread crumbs. I baked it and made some garlic cheddar mashed potatoes and some delicious salad. Everyone in the house was super happy with dinner today. I am happy because I found another tried and true recipe for the family. My teenage son exclaimed that he loved it! So I felt really proud. I love cooking and take pride when I make a meal that everyone enjoys. And it was a pretty economical meal too. And I got my husband to eat chicken again today. (He is a meat and potatoes type of person and to him there is no meat except for beef!) Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Thankyou ...thankyou...thankyou for this discussion. My daughter and I have been racking our little brains out for something different to cook for dinner as we are just tired of the same ole stuff. I have not made this in years & years. She likes the frozen stuff but it is so expensive. I may just add this to our menu this week.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Yes, and I think it tastes better than frozen stuff and I think it is cheaper to make it than to buy it frozen. I think that basically with the frozen stuff you are paying for the convenience of having it premade for you. Thanks for your comment and have a great day!!!
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@GardenGerty (99351)
• United States
19 Jul 09
Schulzie, your dinner sounds wonderful and a lot simpler than I ever imagined it to be. I love chicken cordon bleu. I will have to try that sometime. I have a lot of breadcrumbs on hand, and the chicken, and the ham, just not any good cheese. I love garlic cheddar mashed potatoes as well. Good job on a family pleasing meal tonight.
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
20 Jul 09
I love chicken cordon bleu! But I never could make it correctly. I'll try your method--I used to pound the chicken till it was flat but I'll try thinly slicing it. My ex was the same way--beef, beef, beef!! He has diabetes now, and it's his own fault. I hope he can control it and maybe get rid of it. He loved my beef burgundy and I admit I excelled at that recipe.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Oooh, if you have that beef burgundy recipe please send it to me via the message system. It sounds really good. I have never tried making that but would like to learn. I have the butcher slice it nice and thin for me that way I don't have to do it. I am always afraid that I will cut myself or that I won't cut it thin enough or evenly. Thanks for your comment and have a great day!!!
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Recipe should be in your messages.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Thanks so much!
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
Wow, that must have been one tasty home made meal This post just reminded me of some of the food that I had on the fiesta. This week is a fiesta here in our locality you see and yesterday was when all the food come out. I was "house-hopping" and I do remember that out of the 3 places that I went to, 2 of them had Chicken Cordon Bleu on the table. Yum!^_^ It's my favorite as well and I love to eat it with baked potatoes and a side dish of chopped up string beans, carrots and corn.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
7 Oct 09
I know in Spanish "fiesta" means party. So what is having a fiesta in Australia? Is this some sort of traditional feasting week or something? I love baked potatoes too! I wish I could go house hop like you did. Sounds super yummy!!! Thanks for your comment and have a great day!!! Oh, and by the way - I just made this Chicken Cordon Bleu again 2 nights ago and my oldest son was sooooo happy!!
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
Uhm... Australia? Im not really familiar with their national parties.LOL Here in this country, aside from the national holidays, there are many regional festivals. In this locality, it happens every 2nd week-3rd week of September. Its a week-long religious celebration commemorating the local devotion to Mother Mary for watching over us. This year marked its 300th years of devotion.^_^
@playapal (894)
• United States
26 Jul 09
That sounds wonderful! I used to make chicken cordon bleu years ago and had forgotten all about it. I used to cover it with a cheese sauce if I remember correctly. Thanks for the reminder, it sounds like a supper yummy dinner.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Oooh a cheese sauce sounds tasty! What kind of cheese? Swiss, cheddar, or?? Thanks for your comment and have a great day!!!
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
26 Jul 09
I tried one of these recently and actually didn't really care for it. I thought it would be great since I like chicken, cheese and ham but it just didn't work for me. I guess it's an individual taste thing. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
7 Oct 09
You just never know with a recipe if you will like it or not. I really liked it quite well and I thought I wouldn't! I think it depends on many things too such as the cheese used or the ham used, etc. Thanks for your comment and have a great day!!!
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Although I didn't care for this, I have found some chicken and rice ones that I like and one with spagetti sauce and cheese over chicken...very good. I think it's kind of an experimental thing. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
20 Jul 09
So glad every one enjoyed it and sounds liek a ver y good meal and tell hubby Chicken is meat too altho he might noe like it fixed this wat can be different and good!
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I think that he will always pick beef over chicken but I try! I am doing a pretty good job too! Thanks for your comment and have a great day!!!
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I like beef and fish myself if they fix legs and thighs which I hate I fix me the livers.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Jul 09
That sounds really yummy..I am going to try that. what type of ham did you use? The recipe sounds easy enough to make so it would also be a good recipe to teach my little sister to make. There is just many types and brands of ham and I would like to get the best one for the recipe. I love to cook and try new things. Also how long did you cook it for and did you have to use tooth picks to secure it closed? I have to get to a store to get the stuff though.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
21 Jul 09
No, I did not use tooth picks to keep it closed. I got a 13 X 9 pan and just rolled them up in the pan, nice and tightly packed in there. I used Boar's Head Blackforest Ham and some unsmoked Provolone cheese slices that were sliced on number 1 in the deli. I baked at 350 for 40 minutes. Yummy and simple to make. While the chicken baked I made a salad and the potatoes and warmed up the bread. I am certain your family will love this menu! Thanks for your comment and have a great day!!!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Okay thanks for getting back to me on that..I really appreciate it.
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@marguicha (94718)
• Chile
22 Jul 09
Congratulations! That sounds like a recipe I´ll adopt. And chicken is unexpensive and that recipe transforms it into a King´s dish Happy posting
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@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Hold the leftovers!!I'm on my way!! lol...sounds better than pizza mia's for dinner....that's what we had.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
22 Jul 09
There were no leftovers! I've never had Pizza Mia's before. Are they any good? I know they are a good price but do they compare with the regular Pizza Hut pizzas? Thanks for your comment and have a great day!!!
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
20 Jul 09
That does sound wonderful! I might even try that next time I have company! Thanks for sharing!
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Your welcome! I told my husband that the next time we have friends over then I am going to be making this along with some veggie side dishes. I think it should be a crowd pleaser for sure! Thanks for your comment and have a great day!!!
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@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
20 Jul 09
My family love to eat chicken as well. They don't mind if I cooked same recipes but with your, chicken cordon bleu for sure, they would enjoy more. Semms to be an easy but appetizing recipe, thanks for sharing schulzie.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Your welcome and good luck making it! I think your family should enjoy it! Thanks for your comment and have a great day!!!
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• United States
16 Oct 09
I'll have to try that sometime. I've never made it before. It sounds pretty easy to make. My husband is a meat person too. I could live without it but he thinks he needs it at every meal. He will eat chicken though.