I found a recipe for Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin. It seemed easy to make, and looked delish from the photos.
While looking at the wonderful picture of the Parm. Butternut squash gratin, it hit me. What would be marvelous with this?! Chicken Cordon Blue. Cue drool.
Panko bread crumbs
Thinly sliced ham
Chicken Cordon Blue
- 2 Chicken Breast
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 8 thin slices deli ham
- 16 slices of Swiss
- 2 teaspoons Thyme
- 1/4 cup Flour
- 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons water
Preheat oven to 350
Lay the chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap Using the flat side of a meat mallet, gently pound the chicken to 1/4-inch thickness.
Lay 2 slices of cheese on each breast, followed by 2 slices of ham, and 2 more of cheese; Roll up chicken and pin together with a tooth pick
Season the flour with salt and pepper; spread out on waxed paper or in a flat dish. Mix the bread crumbs, Thyme, kosher salt, pepper, and oil.
Beat together the eggs and water, the mixture should be fluid.
Lightly dust the chicken with flour, then dip in the egg mixture, lastly coat with bread crumb mixture.
Carefully put chicken into a baking dish and into the Oven. Cook 35-40 minutes.
Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin
1 Butternut Squash
2 Coves of Garlic
1/3 C. grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 tsp. Salt
Pinch of Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 375.
Peel, halve lengthwise and seed squash; cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange with slices overlapping slightly in baking dish.
In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Reduce heat to low. Add garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until garlic is soft and butter is infused with garlic flavor. Do not let butter brown. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs, cheese and 1 tablespoon of the butter-garlic mixture. Brush squash slices with remaining butter-garlic mixture. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and bread crumb mixture. Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until squash is done.
I am very proud of this dinner. Brian, my husband who hates squash, said that he really enjoyed the gratin and gave it high marks! Even my son ate it!! Definitely will make again!