I use to make this dish all the time, my daughter not only spells this dish chicken cordon blue, but there was a time she insisted that this was the only dish she would eat. You have to love kids who are picky eaters. With the main ingredients being ham, cheese and chicken, it is an easy dish for kids to eat up, and a great way to start introducing more “grown up dishes” into their menu.
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 slices Swiss cheese (or provolone cheese)
6 slices ham
5 tablespoons All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 dry white wine
5 tablespoons of chicken broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup heavy whipping cream
12 wooden toothpicks
Pound the chicken breasts between two sheets of wax paper to make them thin.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
Place a slice of cheese and a slice of ham on each chicken breast but do not go beyond the edge.
Fold the chicken in half over the filling and secure with toothpicks.
Mix the flour and paprika, and coat the chicken pieces.
In 12” skillet, brown the chicken in butter.
Add the wine and chicken broth to the skillet.
Then lower heat to a simmer, cover the skillet and cook 30 minutes more or until chicken is done.
Move the chicken to a serving plate and remove the toothpicks.
Blend cornstarch with cream in a bowl then add to the skillet slowly, constantly stirring.
Cook for about 10 minutes which constantly stirring, until the liquid thickens.
Pour over chicken.