Monday, June 20, 2011

Dutch Oven Chicken Cordon Bleu

As you know we enjoy outdoor cooking.  Our favorite time of year is anytime we can enjoy being outside, enjoying the weather, and a great meal.  Here is a great meal to help reach maximum outdoor pleasure.

4 chicken breasts pounded out
4 slices of black forest ham
8 slices of Swiss cheese
salt and pepper
2 cups of cream of chicken
2 cups of milk

Pound out your chicken breasts with either a rolling pin, or a mallet.  You want the chicken to be about 1/4 inch thick.  Season each side well with the salt and pepper.  Place a slice of ham, and cheese inside the chicken, and fold it up keeping all edges sealed as best as possible.  You can use a toothpick if you want to keep them together. 

Heat up your dutch oven very high heat over a stove and place the chicken in the bottom seam side down.  Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes or until a nice crust has formed, and it will hold it's form.  Then, add the cream of chicken, and milk mixture to the dutch oven.  You can cook this in your oven at 350 for 1 hour, or you can do it outside with 10 coals on both top and bottom for an hour.  Top with another slice of Swiss for the last couple of minutes to melt it.

Serve with the sauce poured over.  That simple. Enjoy!!


Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Sounds delicious! I can't wait to try this out this summer.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Yum, yum yum! One of my favorite dishes. It's on the menu this week because my son requested to make it -- may try your yummy sauce. Joni

Jennifurla said...

One of my favorite meals.

anniebakes said...

wow that sounds delish, thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

Love cordon bleu and great to cook it out on the grill! It looks yummy!

Mary said...

The chicken looks and sounds delicious. I can see this becoming a favorite in many homes. I'm relatively new to your blog and don't post often, but I wanted you to know I'm here and really enjoy the food and recipes you share with your readers. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Clements Family said...

Oh...thanks for your sweet comments! Mary, I am glad you are enjoying our blog!

brenda said...

Dumb question for a dutch oven newby. We only have an electic stove so I probably want to do the first step in a fry pan and then finish with the oven?

The Slow Roasted Italian said...

I love chicken cordon bleu, I would not have thought of a dutch oven dish though. It looks delightful.

Clements Family said...

brenda, you are exactly right! good luck!