Okay that’s it! There will be no more heating up the oven in my kitchen in the afternoons and evenings!
It’s hotter than Heck on earth out there! Oh, I know, there’s actually some of you sun worshipers who get a thrill having sweat run down your back! (I personally think you may have burnt the receptors in your brain but, I love ya anyway…I just love ya from my air conditioned house slurping my shaved ice!)
Since I’m having my own tropical heat wave 24/7, even in the winter, the thought of adding any more heat is mind numbing! So… it’s time to start grilling full time at this nest! The best place to start? This Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu!
But, seriously…is there anything better than grilled food in the summertime? I don’t think so! Actually yes… it’s eating said grilled meals out on the deck at sunset!
It is my favorite summery (is that a word?) thing to do! Any who… since I love to have grilled meals during these wonderful heat waves I am always looking for new and exciting recipes for the grill. A few years ago, I ran across this amazing recipe on Pinterest and since then, it has made a regular summer appearance on our patio dinning table! It was originally on Cuisine Grilling.
So, the story goes…when the Little Red Hen and Wilbur got together…they created…Chicken Cordon Bleu! Well, maybe not but…you gotta admit whoever did come up with the idea to stuff chicken with ham and Swiss cheese was a genius!
What could possibly top that? How about instead of breading it and making a rich creamy sauce we grill it and make an amazing mustard honey thyme vinaigrette (Fancy word for drizzle or sauce…lol) to go over it? We take conventional Cordon Bleu and we kick it up to a summer favorite with a Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu version.
There are good grilled chicken recipes and there are great grilled chicken recipes! This one is blue ribbon, Wilbur worthy, GREAT! It’s one AMAZING recipe! (Not to still Wilbur’s thunder!) I can even go so far as to say you will not miss the breading or the creamy sauce! (Say What!!!)
This is super easy to make and one that I wouldn’t even think twice about serving to company or on a special occasion. It’s so flavorful and juicy. It’s one of those recipes where you want to savor every single bite!
I purchase the black forest ham from the deli section and have them sandwich slice it. I also purchase my baby Swiss cheese there too.
Begin by cutting a slit for a pocket into the the chicken breast being careful not to cut through the ends or the back side. (use a really sharp knife) Lay a piece of cheese on top of the ham, roll it together, stuff it in the slit, salt and pepper and brush with Dijon mustard.
That’s it! After the chicken breasts are prepared, make the honey thyme Dijon mustard drizzle/sauce…”vinaigrette”
As the chicken breast are grilling brush with the mustard thyme glaze!
After they are done cooking, plate them, and take the remaining sauce and pour it over the tops of the chicken breasts!
That is it! Isn’t that simple? Doesn’t it look amazing? It really is so yummy! (My mouth may be watering right now…it has nothing to do with the heat either…at least not this time!)
There ya have it! One of my all time favorite grilled chicken recipes.
We just gotta thank “Red” and “Wilbur” for getting together on this one! I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does. I’ve got a printable version below.
If you try this recipe for Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you! I live for feedback! (Well… and chocolate, Dr. Pepper, cold Arctic climates, and Tom Selleck!)
Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by…have a great one!
Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu is an elegant summertime dish! It's an easy classic recipe to make, yet juicy and full of flavor!