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.
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.
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.
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!