Thursday, February 17, 2011

Date night, redefined... Chicken cordon Bleu

We had a date night planned last night.  Husband and I were going to drop the kids off at AWANA and go to coffee and do a bit of shopping.

Then the boys got sick.  Not really sick, but just enough that we knew they'd be better off staying home and going to bed early.

So date night had to be redefined.

We sent the boys to bed a little earlier than usual (and their bedtime is pretty early) in order to get them healthy for the next day.

And I made us a nice dinner, which we got to sit and eat together. 

So date night, just redefined.

I found a couple of chicken cordon bleu recipes that I wanted to try.  So I kind of combined both of them and this is what we had.  It was a good combination.

(Please excuse the mess on the counters in the background of all these pictures... I did clean it up after dinner, I promise!)

Chicken Cordon Bleu

2 Chicken breasts, pounded thin (I only made two but you can just figure out your recipe based on how many pieces you want.)
2 pieces string cheese
4 pieces thin sliced ham
1/4 c panko bread crumbs
1/4 c honey mustard (we like the sweet baby rays brand)
2 tbsp flour
salt, pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder

Start by getting three plates ready.  One for the flour, one for the honey mustard and one for the bread crumbs.  To the bread crumbs add your salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders.

Take the chicken breast and put the ham slices down.
Put the string cheese on top of that and roll from the thicker side.

Fasten it together with a toothpick.

Roll the chicken in flour.

Then the mustard.  The mustard is a really nice touch!

Then the panko bread crumbs.

Spray with a little olive oil.

Bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes.

Serve it to someone you love, for date night or family night or whatever.


1 comment:

  1. that looks Yummmy!! I will def be trying the recipe. thanks, again, dear niece <3