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CHICKEN MARCO POLO, “twisted”

Give this traditional dish a "twist" by serving on a bed of salad greens and drizzled with a creamy dressing
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Servings 2

Equipment

  • wax paper or saran wrap

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large boneless chicken breast
  • good quality deli ham slices 1 or 2 per portion
  • Gruyere or any other hard cheese cut into thick logs
  • breading of choice
  • 1 egg beaten
  • seasoning to taste Olive oil, S & P
  • Honey Mustard, Ranch dressing or Alfredo Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Pound chicken breast to a uniformly even thickness of about 1/4 ” between wax paper. Cut breast into 2 portions
  • Lay ham slice or slices onto chicken, top with a log of chesse and lay onto a piece of saran wrap. Roll up tightly, tucking ends in and using the saran to keep roll tight. Twist the ends of saran tightly to secure the roll. Refrigerate for several hours to firm up.
  • Crush preferred breading ingredients and season to taste [go EASY on the salt if using salted breading such as crackers, pretzels or chips]. Dredge chilled rolls into beaten egg and then coat with breading. Place into a greased baking dish and top with a few shavings of cold butter and an Olive oil drizzle. Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes, basting with pan juices once or twice, until golden and cheese has started to melt.
  • Serve on a bed of salad greens with a warm dressing such as a honey mustard sauce, ranch dressing or Alfredo sauce
Keyword baked chicken, blueberry chicken salad, chicken and ham roll ups, chicken Cordon Bleu