I love sandwiches, and I love Chicken Cordon Bleu, so why not combine them? Quick and easy to prepare - this grilled sandwich will please even the most picky of eaters, especially considering you can adapt the recipe to suit all tastebuds. Don't like Havarti? Try Mozarella or stick with a traditional Swiss.
Serve this alone for a quick lunch or add a side salad or cup of soup for a comforting dinner. However you serve it - just serve it. Fantastic!
Chicken Cordon Bleu Panini
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
4 b/s thin sliced chicken cutlets
S & P
1 loaf favorite Artisan bread, cut cross-wise into 4 pieces
8 thin slices deli Canadian Bacon
4 slices Havarti cheese
(favorite condiment - honey mustard, mayo, etc.)
Heat the olive oil and butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. In three shallow, rimmed bowls place flour, egg and bread crumbs in each dish. Season the chicken with S & P and dredge each piece in the flour, then egg, then bread crumbs. Place the breaded chicken into the pan and saute for about 4 minutes per side until thoroughly cooked. Transfer the chicken to a separate plate and set aside.
Preheat a panini grill to medium-high heat. Prepare sandwiches by coating insides of bread with favorite condiment if desired, then layer with chicken, Canadian bacon and cheese. Grill about 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
Source: adapted from Panini Happy