Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Ingredients:

5 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (sliced in half long way)

5 Pieces Deli Sliced Ham, cut in half

5 Pieces Swiss Cheese, Sliced in half

Salt and Pepper for dusting

2 Eggs, beaten

3/4 C Seasoning Bread Crumbs

Sauce:

2 T Butter

2 T Flour

1 C Milk

1 T Dijon Mustard

1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

1 tsp. Dried Thyme

1/3 C Parmesan Cheese

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

-Dust inside of chicken halves with salt and pepper, place one piece ham and cheese inside chicken.  Roll up jelly roll style. Do this for each piece.

-Place in egg wash, coat in bread crumb.

-Place on greased baking sheet seem side down.  Spray pam or other cooking spray (I used olive oil) over entire pan.

-Bake 400 degrees for 10 minutes, reduced temperature to 350 degrees for 22 minutes.  Remove from oven, cover in foil and allow to rest 10 minutes.

Sauce:

-Over medium low heat, melt butter, whisk in butter creating Roux.  Whisk in milk, ensure roux is dissolved.

-Whisk in all other ingredients until well blended.  Allow to simmer until cheese is melted and well blended.

Serve over cooked chicken.

Enjoy!

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