Simple Chicken Cordon Bleu

4 chicken breast - skinless and boneless
4 slices cheese
4 thin slices of ham Or Spinach-for vegetarian substitute
1 cup all-purpose flour/maida
1 egg - beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
a greased baking dish
4 tbsp butter
1 cup chicken broth/stock
1 cup cream
1/2 tsp garlic paste
black pepper powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano/2 tbsp fresh oregano


Slit the chicken breasts, lenghtwise and pound to 1/8 inch thickness. 
Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.

Keeping the smooth side down, place the a slice of ham over each chicken breast and then a slice of cheese.

Roll up each breast using toothpicks to secure if necessary. 

Dredge each in flour, shake off excess, then roll again in egg and finally in bread-crumbs.

Place seam side down in the baking dish. 

Place one tbsp of butter on each piece of chicken. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or till the juices run clear.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine broth and whipping cream. 

Season with salt, pepper, garlic and oregano. 
Simmer on low and keep stirring till it becomes thick.

Pour it over the chicken and serve.

Courtesy: Chef Niru Gupta