Cordon Bleu Schnitzel is a classic dish that combines a crispy, breaded cutlet with a flavorful filling of ham and cheese. This dish is a variation of the traditional Schnitzel, which is made with veal or pork cutlets. This version is a hearty and satisfying meal that is perfect for a special occasion or a weeknight dinner.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 4 slices of cooked ham
- 4 slices of Swiss cheese
- 1 cup flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Oil for frying
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound them to an even thickness of about 1/4 inch.
- Place a slice of ham and a slice of cheese on top of each chicken breast, and roll up the chicken to enclose the filling.
- Place the flour, beaten eggs, and breadcrumbs in three separate shallow dishes.
- Season the flour with salt and pepper.
- Dip the chicken rolls in the flour, then the eggs, and finally the breadcrumbs, making sure to coat each piece evenly.
- Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add the breaded chicken rolls and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy.
- Remove the chicken rolls from the pan and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
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