Tablespoon blogger Dan Whalen (a.k.a. The Food in My Beard) just launched his new cookbook. Try this recipe, then order your own copy of the book!
Anyone who follows my posts on Tablespoon should know that I do a lot of stuffed dishes. Well then it should come as no surprise that my first cookbook is titled Stuffed!
Stuffed: The Ultimate Comfort Food Cookbook released on January 14th, and is available at most bookstores and online.
This stuffed chicken cordon bleu dish is in there, along with 115 other unique food combinations – fun stuff like Fried Lobster Stuffed Mac and Cheese Balls, Queso Fundido Stuffed Burgers, Chicken Stuffed Waffles, and a Cherry Pie Stuffed Chocolate Cake.
This chicken dish borrows flavors from the Cuban sandwich, replacing roast pork with chicken and stuffing it with all the other ingredients found in a Cuban sammy.
First, slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally and pound it out thin.
Then load them up with the filling ingredients.
Seal them with plastic wrap and let them cool a little in the fridge.
Finally, bread the chicken.
Give it a quick toast on all sides, then pop it into the oven to finish cooking.
A little bit of cheese will start leaking out just about the same time it is done cooking.
It tastes great over a bed of arugula or any other green, or just with a side of steamed veggies.
Dan Whalen wants to thank everyone at Tablespoon for the opportunity and support through the years. He has been blogging for over 5 years at The Food in My Beard. Check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!