Chicken Cordon Bleu (Serves 4 People)

 

4 slices ham
 4 slices Swiss cheese
 8 plain chicken schnitzels
 2 cups breadcrumbs
 Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
 1 tablespoon finely chopped sage
 Salt 
 1 egg, lightly whisked
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 30g butter
 Steamed chat potatoes and green beans, to serve

 

Method

 

step 1 - Trim ham and cheese slices to fit size of schnitzel. Sandwich ham and cheese between 2 pieces of schnitzel. Secure with toothpicks.

 

step 2 - Combine breadcrumbs, lemon rind and sage on a plate and season with salt and pepper. Dip each chicken parcel into egg and then coat with breadcrumb mixture.

 

step 3 - Heat olive oil and butter in a frying pan and cook chicken on both sides until golden brown and cooked through. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm. Add lemon juice to pan and stir with a wooden spoon to loosen sediment from pan. Boil for 1 minute.

 

step 4 - Remove toothpicks from chicken and arrange on serving plates with steamed potatoes and beans. Drizzle over the pan juices and serve.