This Chicken Cordon Bleu Puff Pastry is a twist to a classic French recipe.
If you have never had Chicken Cordon Bleu in any form you must stop and make this immediately. This dish is a combination of chicken, ham and cheese. But not just any cheese, swiss cheese. I have to be honest, I never had chicken cordon bleu homemade until I made this. Growing up my mom always bought the frozen kind that we could just heat up in the microwave. For me it was something super amazing that only took a few minutes to cook. I also remember buying them in my early 20’s; still thinking it was the best thing since sliced bread.
But then I made this! The first time I ate something stuffed inside of puff pastry was when I made croissants, but this time I decided to go with a savory dish with this puff pastry chicken cordon bleu, that brought back lots of childhood memories.
What I love about this dish is that it can feed a small group of people or a large crowd.
I set out using just one sheet of the puff pastry but I then realize that my family was going to gobble this up quickly, so while the first one was cooking I set out preparing the second puff pastry.
The whole process takes about an hour and this is including allowing your pastry to thaw for a little while on the counter top.
Check out the Puff Pastry Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe over at Food Fanatic!
A few tips to get you started:
- Make sure you allow your pastry to defrost for at least 20 minutes. I would recommend no less than that and no more than 30.
- I would recommend slicing your chicken breast into thin slices. This just helps with the cooking process.
- Have all of your ingredients ready to go, so once the puff pastry is thawed you can quickly add the chicken, ham and cheese.