Monday, June 28, 2010

Chicken Cordon Bacon

So a while back, I was wanting to make some chicken cordon bleu, but I didn't have any ham....what I did have was bacon.  So, I made up this recipe.  It's actually quite delicious :)

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 pound bacon
1 cup grated guyere cheese (guyere is super pricey, so use a different cheese if you want to save money.  Gruyere is like a fancy swiss cheese).
3 Tbs butter, melted
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs

Cut back into small pieces and cook until just crispy.  Cut the chicken breast in half (so they are the same size, but thinner)
Then pound them out until each half is about 1/4 - 1/3 of an inch thick.

Place bacon and cheese down the center of the chicken (like a taco).  Roll the chicken up and use toothpicks to hold them in place.  Don't worry if there are holes.  Dip the chicken in melted butter, then roll it in the bread crumbs.

Put chicken in a baking dish and cook at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until chicken is done.  I like to put a little cheese on the top at the end and put it back in the oven till it melts.

If you are on a diet, this meal probably isn't for you, but it's quite yummy.  I served it with a sauce, but am trying to find a better one since my husband didn't like the sauce.

Mini Hamburger Cupcakes

I recently did a post about these cupcakes on my Sharing The Wealth blog, but I thought I would post the recipe here for those of you who don't check that blog.  If you want to see how I actually made them, click here.

1 boxed yellow cake mix
1 boxed brownie mix
Some white chocolate (for the cheese)

These take a little bit of time, but I think they are worth it!  Everyone loves how they look and they are actually quite delicious!

Healthy Fruit Smoothies!

Freshly squeezed orange juice from one orange
1/2 of an orange, peeled
1/2 red lady apple, with the seeds cut out (leave the skin on)
A couple handfuls of blueberries
6-8 Frozen strawberries
1 slice fresh pineapple (a new addition to the recipe - it really makes the smoothie pop)
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1-2 Tbs agave
Blend until smooth then add 6-8 ice cubes and blend again.

You can use whatever fruit you want for your smoothie - the trick to keeping it healthy is the agave (natural sweetener) and the low-fat yogurt - I like the Light & Fit brand.