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Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 167
  • Protein: 14
  • Fats: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 13

    Chicken Cordon Bleu is not that exotic as it might sound. The ingredients of the dish can be found in your fridge and the proceeds is rather simple too. But before we start cooking, HozOboz will tell you some interesting facts on history of the dish and its healthy features.

    The history of Chicken Cordon Bleu

    In French ''Cordon Bleu’’ means blue ribbon and that sounds weird, doesn't it? What it has to do with but ribbon? Maybe it’s tied with blue ribbon? There is plenty of versions. The other one says that Chicken Cordon Bleu was a winner of the culinary completion held in France and the prize was a medal with blue ribbon. Maybe, Louis XV of France gave this award to the chef Dubarre and could give a name to different dishes. The other story says that this dish was cooked in Basel while he was looking on the girls with blue ribbons in their hair playing in the courtyard. Whatever the truth is, at first this name was given to the veal schnitzel with bacon and cheese.

    The preparation process of Chicken Cordon Bleu is the following: a low fat pice of bacon and cheese (emmental or cheddar cheese for Cordon Bleu will be delicious) are placed between two thin slices of meat. If necessary, the edges of schnitzel are connected with wooden toothpicks. B the way, you may use not only two thing pieces, but one thick with a cut pocket side it. Then schnitzel is  breaded with flour, eggs and crackers, fried with butter or vegetable oil. Instead of veal, pork and especially chicken is more popular. And HozOboz suggest you to cook Chicken Cordon Bleu.

    The healthy features of Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Thus, the main ingredient of the dish is chicken fillet. Cordon Bleu Chicken is  very soft and healthy. This low-fat white meat is and essential part of a healthy diet. It is a source of easily digestible proteins of animal origin. Chicken contains vitamins A, B1, B2, nicotinic acid, various minerals, calcium, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium and sulfur. Chicken breast is considered the healthiest part of the chicken tanks to the lowest cholesterol content. Moreover, it has more proteins than in pork or beef.

    It is worth noting that it is better to buy and cook chilled fillets, not frozen. Chilled meat retains mineral salts, vitamins, amino acids, phosphorus which often disappear after thawing.

    The ingredients for Chicken Cordon Bleu:

    • 1 chicken fillet
    • 2 slices of ham
    • 2 slices of cheese
    • an egg
    • 1/3 cup of flour
    • 1/2 of breadcrumbs
    • a teaspoon of salt
    • 1/3 teaspoon of ground black pepper
    • a teaspoon of curry
    • a glass of milk

    The preparation of Chicken Cordon Bleu

    1. Cut the chicken breast longwise into halves.

      Cut the chicken into halves.

    2. Cover the meat with cling film and beat it.

      Now chicken stakes should be beaten.

    3. Combine milk, salt, pepper and curry.

      To make marinade, combine milk, black pepper and curry.

    4. Put the meat in the milk substance and leave it for 30-40 minutes or even longer.

      To marinate it well, put it in the milk mixture and leave for at least 40 minutes.

    5. Take it out of the marinade.

      Remove the meat from the marinade.

    6. Beat an egg.

      Beat a chicken egg.

    7. Cut the cheese and ham, you will need too slices of each.

      Cut two slices of meat and cheese.

    8. Put a slice of ham on the meat, but not in the middle but on a side, because the meat will bee folded.

      Put a slice of ham on each pice of meat.

    9. Now, a slice of cheese on the ham.

      Put a slice of cheese on the ham.

    10. Fold each pice of meat, connecting the edges so that the filling will be totally closed, just like on the photo.

      Now, chicken steak should be folded and closed.

    11. Then we need to bread it. First, roll it in flour, then dip it in the beaten egg and roll in breadcrumbs. You see only the first step on the photo.

      Now you need to bread the meat: first, roll it in flour, then in the beaten egg and crackers. Start with flour.

    12. It’s time to dip the meat in the beaten egg.

      Then roll the meat in the beaten egg.

    13. It’s very important that egg covers the whole pieces of meat.

      Mind that the meat should be fully covered with egg.

    14. And, finally, third step. Roll the meat in the breadcrumbs.

      Finally, bread the meat with crackers.

    15. Fry Chicken Cordon Bleu in the vegetable oil on both sides until it gets golden, then cover the pan with a lid and cook it on a low heat for 5-6 minutes more.

      Fry Cordon Bleu in the vegetable oil, then cover it and cook for 5 minutes more.

    16. Place the Chicken Cordon Bleu on the paper towel so that it releases the remaining fat, then serve the dish.

      The dish should be placed on the page towel to extract the fat, then it can be served.

    Chicken Cordon Bleu, the recipe of which HozOboz prepared for you today, is a very simple and affordable yet delicious dish. You can prepare it for dinner both on holidays or any other day. Anyway, you’ll be happy with the result and you loved ones will definitely enjoy this yummy dish!

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