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Weeknight Menus -- Chicken Cordon Blue - mcd1982 - 01-26-2007

does anyone have that menu handy and care to post it online?

Re: Weeknight Menus -- Chicken Cordon Blue - bjcotton - 01-26-2007

Here ya go:

Cordon Bleu Chicken with Almond Couscous
Makes 4 chicken Breasts Total Time: 45 minutes

Cut; Dredge' Sauté:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (4-6 oz. each)
2 thin slices prosciutto, halved crosswise
4 small slices fontina cheese (1/2 oz each)
salt and pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 T. unsalted butter
1/4 cup shallots, minced
Deglaze with; Add:
3/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 T. minced fresh thyme
3 T. cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 cup red grapes

Preheat oven to 375°.

Cut a pocket into the wide end of the chicken breast. Wrap prosciutto around each piece of cheese and insert cheese packet into the pocket. Secure each pocket with a toothpick. Season with salt and pepper.

Dredge chicken in flour, then sauté in butter in a large oven-proof sauté pan over medium-high heat for 4--5 minutes. Flip chicken and transfer pan to the oven. Roast for 8 minutes, or until chicken reaches 160°. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm.

Add shallots to the same pan and sauté for 2 minutes over medium-high heat.

Deglaze with wine, scraping up browned bits from the pan. Add broth and thyme, and simmer until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add butter, and swirl until melted. Return chicken to pan to heat through. Add grapes and stir to coat with sauce and Almond Couscous.

Almond Couscous
Makes 2 cups
Total Time: 15 minutes

Bring to a Boil; Stir in:
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 t. kosher salt
3/4 cup plain dry couscous
Finish with; Stir in:
2 T. heavy cream
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Bring broth, wine, and salt to a boil; stir in the couscous. Cover, remove from heat, and let steam 5 minutes.

Finish with cream and fluff with a fork. Stir in almonds.

Re: Weeknight Menus -- Chicken Cordon Blue - Half_Baked - 01-26-2007

Gosh I can't wait til I can get into cooking again.

You kids just don't know....*stomping off to read some recipes*

Re: Weeknight Menus -- Chicken Cordon Blue - esgunn - 01-26-2007

That recipe is soooo good. We really like it. Kind of a cross between chicken cordon Blue and Sole Veronique - with the grapes. Very tasty and pretty easy too.

Re: Weeknight Menus -- Chicken Cordon Blue - mcd1982 - 01-26-2007

thanks so much!

Re: Weeknight Menus -- Chicken Cordon Blue - farnfam - 01-26-2007

I came here earlier this evening to ask for Pork Chop recipe favorites. Saw this, knew I had that book and changed the menu altogether. It was wonderful by the way "outstanding" in James' words