We are living on make ahead dinners lately. Baseball games and soccer games are consuming most evenings. By the time we get home at night, everyone is starving and way too hungry to wait for me to fix dinner. My solution? Make dinner at noon and put it in the frig until dinnertime. It only takes a few minutes to reheat a meal in the microwave and evenings just run smoother once everyone has had a warm dinner. This Chicken Cordon Blue recipe was inspired by Bobby Flay and it's a fantastic make ahead dinner. I cooked the chicken at lunchtime and let it cool before putting it in the refrigerator until dinnertime. It reheated beautifully in the microwave and everyone really liked it.
Chicken Cordon Blue
4 chicken breasts skinless and boneless
4 thin slices prosciutto
1/2 pound Gruyere, sliced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 clove garlic, peeled and finely minced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Extra-virgin olive oil
Lay the chicken breast between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, gently pound the chicken to 1/4-inch thickness
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until browned and cooked through.
It's nice to have dinner waiting for us when we get home from a game. These were a nice treat after a recent baseball game. And just in case you were curious, I thought I would share some of my favorite pictures from the game.
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