Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu'n Cheese

Sometimes you need a manly meal on a rainy day, so rather than grill with fire, we occasionally cook in the oven.  Sam's Meats (no relation to Sam the Butcher on the Brady Bunch) is a local deli, grill, and restaurant that creates some terrific combinations when you need to put a home-cooked meal on the table while keeping preparation to a minimum.

Their version of Chicken Cordon Bleu involves large chicken breasts rolled up with ham, aged cheddar, and Provolone cheese.  The center is packed with cream cheese and chopped chives.  They stand the rolled-up, protein-energy bundle on end and wrap it with large strips of fresh bacon.  If you have the time, they're not hard to make from scratch and you can use some wood skewers to hold everything together.

After placing in an appropriate cooking dish, just add a cup of water to keep the chicken breasts moist, sprinkle on some of Mrs. Dash's Original Blend seasoning, and cover with sliced colby-jack cheese (or cheese of your choice) that will smother the whole entree.  You can always vary the specifics to you're taste.  Just bake at 350 degrees for an hour or so covered and then another fifteen minutes uncovered.

While a vegetable side dish or a salad make for a well-balanced meal, these bundles of delicious, bacon-wrapped chicken are best served with a side of .357 Magnum.


  1. Very nice! I haven't made this in a while, but may have to now. The bacon is not something I have done before, but will try.

  2. Dang. Now I'm hungry. Reeeealy hungry. You wouldn't happen to have an "official" recipe, would you? My wife likes recipes to follow.