Chicken Cordon Bleu - Schnitzel Style! Recipe

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45 mins (prep 30, cooking 15)
9 ingredients
4 servings
I fell in love with veal cordon bleu prepared schnitzel style in restaurants while living in Germany in the late 60's. But stateside, veal was hard to come by when I first began to replicate the recipe, so I subbed chicken breast. I have come fairly close to the 'authentic' versions my memories provide of this delicious main dish. I suppose schnitzel style offers more surface area for the yummy coating than does the traditional roulade or rolled style Cordon Bleu. Over time I have tried many crumb types for the coating but have finally settled on Japanese style bread crumbs like Panko for crispiest texture. The only garnish/seasoning I used previously was fresh lemon wedges; lately I've experimented making a cream sauce of chicken broth, white wine and cream. That recipe is still 'under construction' so is not posted here yet. You won't need many ingredients to make this schnitzel, but it's a tad messy and tricky to prepare so I included a tutorial of photos. I hope you'll try this "Blue Ribbon" recipe soon. It's a pleaser!

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Serving Size (209.07 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 489.31 Calories from Fat 327.06
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36.34g 223.61%
Saturated Fat 5.92g 118.44%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 123.68mg 164.9%
Sodium 469.43mg 78.24%
Total Carbohydrate 1.36g 1.81%
Dietary Fiber 0.46 g 7.37%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 37.78g 302.21%
Vitamin A 35.44IU% Vitamin C 1.42mg%
Calcium 15.89mg% Iron 1.05mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sliced, sliced swiss cheese, large eggs, bread crumbs, lemon wedges