A couple of times a month I like to buy a cooked ham at the store because the price is always reasonable and, besides having a ham dinner, you can use the leftover ham in so many other recipes.  On one of my searches, I found this recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu.

What I liked most about it was the recipe for homemade bread crumbs that came with it, which I thought would be interesting.  If you don’t feel like being so creative, of course you can use store bought bread crumbs.  They work just as well.  No matter what you use you’ll have yourself a great main dish of mouth watering chicken stuffed with ham and cheese that your family will rave about! Give it a try and if you make the bread crumbs let me know how it all went.

Here’s what you need:

25 Ritz crackers, regular or whole wheat
4 slices hearty sandwich bread, white or whole wheat
6 tablespoons butter, melted
8 thin slices deli ham (about 8 ounces)
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
4 thick boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds total), see note
Salt and pepper
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 cup all-purpose flour

Thanks to Mel’s Kitchen Cafe for this recipe. Chicken Cordon Bleu has always been a dish I would associate with high society or more expensive restaurants. Now I can make it in my own home by hand? Time to get a taste of the high life! Be sure to head on over to Mel’s Kitchen Cafe now for the full instructions. Enjoy!