Thursday, January 21, 2010

Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

Tonight's dinner was slow cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu with mixed veggies and whole wheat rolls on the side. To my surprise this recipe came out very good! It tastes great and the kids loved it as well! It's not particularly pretty, as you can see, but the taste makes that okay. The gravy that you end up with in the slow cooker when it's done is what really makes the dish. I'm sure will flavor will vary depending on the kind of ham and swiss you use.

Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

3 whole chicken breast split and deboned (I used 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves)

6 pieces of thinly sliced ham (I used 12 pieces of very thinly sliced ham)

6 sliced of swiss cheese (I used 12 thin slices of swiss)

salt to taste

pepper to taste

6 slices of bacon

1/4 cup water

1 tsp. chicken bouillon granules

1/2 cup of white cooking wine

1 tsp. cornstarch

1/4 cup cold water

Flatten chicken to 1/8 - 1/4-inch thickness (a little tip from me to make this easier; butterfly each piece of chicken then pound it out a bit. Makes it much easier to get it to the right thickness). Place a slice of ham and a slice of cheese on each flattened breast (I placed 2 of each). sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roll up and wrap with strip of bacon. Secure with toothpick. Place in slow cooker.

Combine 1/4 cup water, granules and wine. Pour into slow cooker.

Cover. Cook on High 4 hours.

Combine cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water. Add to slow cooker (use a spoon to mix it in a little bit). Cook until sauce thickens.

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