Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chicken Dunkin Style



Last night for dinner we had a craving for a good old classic meat and potato dinner, and what is more classic than Chicken Cordon Bleu? We had everything we needed to make this scrumptious chicken along with a few more things to give this dish a Dunkin twist. This was our first time to ever make this dish and we were both very pleased with how easy it was and how wonderful it turned out.


2 - Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
2 - Slices of White American Cheese
2 - Deli Slices of Honey Ham
2 - Pieces of Bacon (cooked)
¼ Tsp. -Chopped Garlic (divided)
1 - Egg
1 C. -Panko Bread Crumbs
Smokey Mesquite Seasoning
Plastic Wrap

Lay the chicken out onto a cutting board and with a sharp paring knife cut the chicken open like a book, being careful not to cut the entire way through. Lay each piece of chicken between plastic wrap and pound them out thin. Once pounded lay half a piece of cheese down on one side of the chicken then sprinkle half of the garlic over the cheese. Lay down half a piece of ham, top that with one strip of bacon, the other half of the ham and finish with the other half piece of cheese. Fold the opposite side of chicken back over and secure with damp toothpicks, repeat with the other piece of chicken, and sprinkle both sides of the chicken with the Smokey Mesquite seasonings. Break the egg into a shallow dish and place the Panko crumbs into another shallow dish, when ready dredge one piece of chicken into the egg and then coat in the crumbs. Place the chicken on a wire rack that is sitting on top of a baking sheet, repeat with the other piece of chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, when the chicken is done baking cook in a 325 degree deep fryer for 1 ½ minutes per side or until golden and crispy.


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15 comments:

gaga said...

I've never seen this fried with panko. Everything is so decadent, it looks great!

Donna-FFW said...

Love the idea of the panko coating. And bacon in the center, awesome. Must have been delicious!!

Amanda said...

Oh wow, that looks really good!

5 Star Foodie said...

Those chicken look just scrumptious and what a great picture!

Kaitlin said...

I love chicken cordon bleu, and this kicked up version sounds amazing - bacon and smoky mesquite seasoning probably take it to a whole other level!

Anonymous said...

Paige Turner says:
Got to you from a different "Dunkin" site. What's with the copy-cat-itis? I LOVE cordon blue chicky but this lack of creativity is making me think there really is an end to the internet. Good foto but near zero points for originality :-(

MaryBeth said...

Dear Anonymous, I am not sure what you think copy-cat-itis is but if you were to step out of your box and take a good look at the many thousands of food blogs you would see many people make the same dish or what they consider to be their take on that dish all the time. Just because someone else had already made Chicken Cordon Bleu does not mean we have no creativity at semi -homemade, because as you can see the 2 recipes are extremely different, we each have our own twist to a classic chicken dish.I truly am sorry sorry that you feel that no 2 sites can have the same food posted. I myself enjoy seeing everyone's different adaptations. I do appreciate the fact that you thought it was a great picture and I hope this does not keep you from visiting us again.

Cheryl said...

Looks good, nice reply to Paige!

Sharon said...

I always have a hard time making stuffed chicken. It tastes good, but it's never even close to as pretty as yours! Great job!

Grace said...

pig in chicken? that's my style too! :)

Rebekah said...

Hey! I just found out that you never received a Progresson basket that you from me a while ago. Could you email your mailing address to me at rebekahskitchen(at)live(dot)com. Thanks and we'll get that to you soon!!! Sorry for the delay!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love chicken cordon bleu! This looks so good!

Kevin said...

This stuffed chicken looks perfectly golden brown and so good!

biz319 said...

this looks wonderful!!

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Mom said...

This looks so good. I never would have thought to coat with panko. It looks yummy!

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