Tender juicy chicken cutlets filled with ham and cheese and encased in a crispy outer bread crumb layer. Absolutely delicious!
Course: Main Course
Author: Nicole Crocker
For the Chicken:
4Large Chicken breastsPounded to 1/4 inch thickness
2-4SlicesAmerican cheeseFreshly sliced from deli
1-2CupsSeasoned bread crumbs
3Large eggsWhisked, for dipping
For cheese sauce:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
For the Chicken:
Place chicken breasts between plastic wrap and using a meat tenderizer pound from center of breast outward to about a 1/4 inch thickness. Set aside.
Line up your ingredients: Place bread crumbs in a large bowl or plate. Crack eggs in a bowl and whisk. Place cheese and ham slices on a plate.
Unwrap pounded chicken and cut into pieces about the size of your whole hand. (This may or may not be necessary. Just eyeball it)
Place a slice of ham and then a slice of cheese on chicken and roll up length wise. Try to tuck in sides best you can to prevent leakage.
If needed secure with toothpicks. (Just be careful to remove before serving)
Dip rolls in egg to coat then in bread crumbs. Set aside on a platter and repeat with the rest of chicken.
Heat oil in a large skillet on medium high. ( These are usually deep fried but I like to use a little oil at a time and turn rolls in the pan to brown all sides.) This is just to brown the chicken. The remainder of the cooking process will occur in the oven. It should produce a nice juicy product.
Remove chicken to a plate with a paper towel to soak up any oil.
Place rolls in a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
While chicken is cooking prepare cheese sauce.
For Cheese Sauce:
Heat milk in small sauce pan with butter on medium heat. Watch closely so it does not come to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and add cheese a slice at a time stirring constantly to melt.
Once completely melted and incorporated remove from heat and set aside. If a skin forms on top just peel off or reheat and stir .
Serve in a gravy boat.
I have the servings listed as 4 however they are very large servings. It definitely can be stretched to feed more people