Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of those meals that I always associate with a special occasion. My mom and some of her friends prepared a special meal for me and my closest friends, when I was a senior in high school, before prom. They made chicken cordon bleu and we had it in the dining room, with our fine china, crystal, and silver. We were dressed up in fancy dresses and all of the guys had on tuxes, it was such a fun and special dinner. Now, every time I hear chicken cordon bleu, those great memories come rushing back into my head.
Well, needless to say, I love chicken cordon bleu, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. That is why this sandwich is so perfect. It encompasses everything I love about chicken cordon bleu and then it is combined with something else I love, grilling. This sandwich is great for a crowd and takes a little different twist on your normal grilled chicken sandwich. It is so simple and oh, so delicious.
Source: Sweet Treats & More
2 Chicken Breasts, boneless and skinless
Kosher Salt and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
Softened Butter, a few teaspoons
4 Hamburger Buns
4 slices of Ham, thick cut
4 slices of Swiss Cheese
8 teaspoons of BBQ Sauce
Additional toppings, if desired: Tomato, Lettuce, Onion
First, pound out your chicken to even thickness, and cut them in half vertically, so they will fit on the bun better. Liberally salt and pepper the chicken, on both sides.
Now, spoon a few teaspoons of softened butter on the inside of the burger buns.
Next, grill the chicken, about 5-7 minutes on each side, only flipping once. In the last few minutes of cooking, place the ham slices on the grill, and flip a few times until the ham warms up and has grill marks. Place the ham onto of the chicken, folding it in half, and top with the swiss cheese. Close the grill for about a minute, until the cheese melts. Remove the chicken and set on plates.
Now, place the buns, butter side down on the grill, until you get a nice char, it should only take 30 seconds-1 minute.
Assemble the sandwich, add 2 teaspoons of bbq sauce to each top bun. Add additional toppings, if desired.
The Barbee Housewife