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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites

Now here's a fun little appetizer. While these take a bit of effort to make, they are sure to please.  We ate these (along with lots of other goodies) at a friend's football party.  Unfortunately, the team we were all pulling for lost (San Francisco 49ers) but these are a winner!  

I named these little goodies after a favorite chicken dish-chicken stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese.  These are actually "inside out" in some respects since the bacon is on the outside!

Yep, takes a bit of patience to wrap them up.  Worth it though!
Yield: 30 bites
Time: 50 minutes

  • 3 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch strips
  • 4 slices low fat swiss cheese, sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 10 oz. center cut bacon slices, cut in half
  • Pepper

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Season chicken with pepper.
  • Fold a piece of cheese inside each chicken piece, then wrap each in a piece of bacon.
  • Secure each with a toothpick.
  • Cook on rack over tin foil lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes until chicken is no longer pink and bacon is crispy.
  • If chicken is cooked and bacon isn't, place under high broiler for 2-3 minutes to finish crisping bacon.

They are best when warm out of the oven but still good at room temperature.