Sunday, May 31, 2009

Nutella Croissants

Why oh why have I never tried Nutella before? These were an INCREDIBLE breakfast (or snack, or anytime, really)! I heard about these online (forgive me, I can't remember where), and decided to throw culinary caution to the wind and try them. Love at first chocolatey, hazelnutty bite.
1 tube Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
White sugar (optional)

Preheat oven according to package directions.

Break apart crescent rolls on baking pan and leave as triangles. Spread Nutella on top of each (just eyeball it - when it looks like enough, it probably is). Roll up, small point first. Sprinkle with granulated white sugar and bake according to package directions.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Wow, long time no post! Mid-year resolution: Blog more!

When I first tried the Laughing Cow Chicken recipe I found on Macaroni and Cheesecake, it was love at first bite. So I started looking for ways to play with the recipe to change it up some so we wouldn't get tired of it (as we often do when we find something we absolutely love). So I devised this way to make a modified Chicken Cordon Bleu.

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4-5 pieces Laughing Cow Original Swiss cheese (about 1 per breast, 2 if they're really big)
2 pieces of deli sliced ham per breast
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp onion flakes
1/2 tsp season salt
Ground black pepper to taste
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small bowl, stir eggs, breaking the yolks. In a separate, medium bowl, combine bread crumbs and seasonings. Dredge one side only of chicken through eggs, then through bread crumb mixture. Place flat in baking dish.

Open cheese and 1-2 pieces into chicken breasts, depending on size of breasts. Top cheese with 2 pieces of ham, roll, and place seam-side down in baking dish.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.