Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Chicken Cordon Blue

Ciao!! I hope everyone has had a nice August. School starts a bit earlier in America than Italy so I guess you guys that have kids are back in the full swing of "Back to School" activities! Yesterday I had a client from Scotland and their school doesn't begin until October!

I'm happy to be back from holiday and wanted to share a few pictures with you of my wife Valeria, and our family! We spent some time in Aspromante in Calabria and we rode horses (cavalli)!!

This week's recipe:
Chicken Cordon Blue

4 chicken legs
4 slices of ham
4 big pieces of melting cheese
3 eggs
1 c flour
Homemade bread crumbs:
2 c bread crumbs
1 c grated pecorino cheese
Fresh herbs from the garden
2 cloves of garlic

Debone and pound very thin the chicken leg. For each serving place a slice of ham and
melting cheese on top of the chicken. Fold the four corners of the chicken inward to meet
at the center. Pass into flour and squeeze. Then dip into the uncooked scrambled egg.
Use 3 cups of leftover bread. If the bread is too soft you can bake in the oven until it
becomes hard. Place the bread, pecorino herbs and garlic into a food processor and
Now pass into the breadcrumb mixture. Fry in a large frying pan with a lot of oil, over
medium heat. To measure the oil, it should come up to the middle of the meat in the pan. Cook for 5 minutes on
one side then flip and cook for 5 minutes on the other side. Then warm in the oven for 20
minutes at 212° F. Remove from heat and serve.


  1. Your chicken cordon blue looks fabulous! And I love the joyful pictures of your family vacation - thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great vacation!! Love the chicken - looks so comforting.

  3. I have not had chicken cordon blue since college, and now that I see this..I realize I miss it! Great post!

  4. I love the step by step pictures with your recipe, it really helps those of us cooking novices! The final product looks wonderful, thank you for sharing!

  5. oh my how mouth watering! What a gorgeous settings with the family, beautiful food and beautiful people bellissimo, gracie Ciao~

  6. Obviously you are a great chef and teacher! The chicken cordon blue looks fantastic! Love the photos of your family on vacation. There's nothing like cooking great food for your family. :)

  7. Looks absolutely fabulous. I adore chicken cordon bleu. Thank you for making your version.