Does your chicken cordon bleu recipe, aka Hähnchenrouladen, sound difficult? Try this easy version and impress your guests! Hey, don't just wait for company. Your family will love this too! If you're looking for great dinner ideas for company and want German chicken recipes, you may not think about Cordon Bleu. To me it always sounded very extravagant and very expensive and very French and very difficult.
It's really nothing more than the very German rouladen made with chicken breast.
Here's my 12-year old granddaughter, Lydia, making these. She did these all by herself, from cutting the pockets to stuffing to breading.
I was surprised to find out that this original recipe appears to come from Switzerland and not France. The term 'Cordon Bleu' is French and translates as 'Blue Ribbon' and is the name of a cooking school.
As a recipe, it is a meat wrapped around cheese and then breaded and either pan fried or deep fried. There are many versions of this with Schnitzel Cordon Bleu one of the more popular German ones. It uses veal instead of chicken.
But, always willing to tackle something new, I experimented. I soon realized it's neither expensive nor very French nor very difficult.
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