I first saw this recipe on pioneer woman's tasty kitchen and thought i would try it out! I did it a little different just cause i'm a rebel like that. (i think i've read that same line on every foodie blog out there.) but seriously...i just go with it.
6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - The thinnest you can get them the better! i'm not one to use one of those hammers in the kitchen. it ended badly last time i tried....hehe.
6 Slices Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced Thinly (or swiss like it usually calls for. i don't care for swiss)
6 Pieces of Ham, Thinly Sliced
1 Cup Italian Breadcrumbs (I used regular and added salt pepper garlic powder-eyeball it)
2 TB Water
2 TB Corn Starch
1/3 Cup Flour
Toothpicks (careful for toothpicks falling and waiting on the floor to injure you.)
Potatoes first: Start chopping.
place in foil lined baking dish. pour olive oil in mix around..add salt pepper and garlic powder (or fresh if you have it)
Bake at 375 degrees. 30 minutes or so (be like me and forget to put a timer on.) i just threw it all in together. easy.
Remove the foil when they are soft enough for you and if requested by husband put cheese on top and let them crisp up. (any type of cheese.. i like the mix of the mozzarella and cheddar all together.)
Set up a work area! Plate with the ham and cheese on it.
Plate with the raw chicken.
I used the chopping board i used to slice the ham and cheese to roll up the chicken on.
I'm pretty sure i didn't do this the official "chicken cordon bleu" way....but oh well..Place the chicken down then ham then the cheese..roll from top to bottom. Pierce with as many toothpicks as you need to hold it together. i used two on each..seemed to be fine.
Beat the 2 eggs in a small bowl. add 2 TB water.
In another bowl mix cornstarch and flour.
On a plate pour out and mix your breadcrumbs and preferred spices. (salt pepper garlic for this one)
Important part! Dip Chicken in egg...cornstartch mix...egg again...lastly breadcrumbs.
Place in baking dish.
You could spray it with butter spray but i just used some olive oil on top.
bake 375 Degrees for 35-45 Minutes. Cut a slit in the chicken to make sure it is done. juices no longer pink. Remove all toothpicks.