Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Sage Chicken Cordon Bleu

You don’t have to be a gourmet cook to make this delicious dish!

Sage Chicken Cordon Bleu

Ingredients:/strong>

6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
6 slices thinly sliced deli ham
6 strips part-skim mozzarella cheese (approx. 3 inches x 1-1/2 inches x 1/2 inch)
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
3/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
4 tablespoons butter, melted, divided

Directions

~Preheat oven at 350°.

~Flatten chicken to 1/8-in. thickness. Place a ham slice, a mozzarella cheese strip, 1 tablespoon tomato, and 1/8 tsp sage down the center of each chicken breast. Roll up and tuck in ends; secure with toothpicks.

~In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and parsley. Place 3 tablespoons butter in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in butter, then roll in crumb mixture.

~Place in a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Drizzle with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, for approximately 45 minutes.

~Discard toothpicks before serving.


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