Crescent Cordon Bleu – Indulge in the world of comfort food with our mouthwatering “Crescent Cordon Bleu”. This beloved American classic is both easy to make and incredibly satisfying making it a delightful surprise for your loved ones.
If you’re not familiar with it, the Crescent Cordon Bleu is a variation of the Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe. It features a combination of chicken, ham and Swiss cheese wrapped in crescent roll dough. The dish is baked until it turns brown and served with a honey mustard dip that brings together the balance of sweet and tangy flavors.
One day I decided to treat my family to something new. Some crescent roll dough leftover in the refrigerator along with some ham, Swiss cheese, and chicken breasts on hand sparked inspiration. The idea for Crescent Cordon Bleu was born. My husband and little one were absolutely amazed by the taste. Seeing their faces light up as they savored each mouthful was truly priceless. It instantly became a favorite!
What makes this Crescent Cordon Bleu unique?
What sets this Crescent Cordon Bleu apart? It’s wonderfully straightforward to prepare, and takes 35 minutes from start to finish. The combination of meats, rich cheese and flaky buttery pastry creates a delicious blend. And let’s not forget about that honey Dijon mustard dipping sauce that adds an exquisite zesty kick. It’s like adding the finishing touch!
What You Need To Make This Crescent Cordon Bleu Recipe?
Chicken Breasts: For the chicken breasts make sure to cook them and slice them thinly. This will not only ensure faster cooking but also help the flavors meld together nicely.
Deli-style Ham: When it comes to ham opt for high-quality deli-style ham, for the best flavor. If you happen to have any leftover roast ham, that works too!
Swiss Cheese: Swiss cheese is a great choice as it melts beautifully and gives a creamy texture to the dish. However, feel free to experiment with different types of cheese if you prefer. Just keep in mind that Swiss cheese has a flavor that pairs well with chicken and ham.
Crescent Roll Dough: To make things quick and easy go for packaged crescent roll dough. It adds a buttery taste and flaky texture that’s simply delicious.
Honey: For a touch of sweetness add some honey. It helps balance out the flavors
Dijon Mustard: Don’t forget about Dijon mustard! Its tangy and spiced flavor complements the honey beautifully creating a contrast of flavors.
Italian Seasoning: Lastly, Italian seasoning is added to enhance the taste of the dish. You can create your blend or use a store-bought one.
Steps To Make Crescent Cordon Bleu:
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375°F. In the meantime prepare your baking sheet by either spraying it with non-stick spray or covering it with parchment paper.
Step 2: Take out the crescent roll dough from its packaging. Lay it out in a rectangular shape. Make sure to pinch all the seams.
Step 3: To add flavor sprinkle some seasoning over the dough.
Step 4: Now comes the fun part. Layering! Start by placing cheese slices on top of the dough followed by ham slices. Then thinly sliced chicken.
Step 5: Next roll up the dough, like you would with a cinnamon roll. Slice it into 8 even pieces.
Step 6: Arrange each piece on your baking sheet.
Step 7: Bake them in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes until they become lightly golden.
Step 8: While your crescents are baking, mix honey and mustard together to create a tangy dipping sauce.
Step 9: Once they are done baking savor your delicious homemade Crescent Cordon Bleu!
For a crispy crust, you can enhance the appearance of your crescents by gently brushing them with a beaten egg or melted butter before popping them into the oven. This will give your dish a lovely lustrous finish while also imparting a hint of indulgence. Make sure to keep an eye on them as they bake to avoid over-browning. Savor the crunch!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use other types of cheese?
Of course! You have the option to use any type of cheese if you’d like. For cheese, you can try using mozzarella or provolone. The key is to choose a cheese that melts nicely and complements the chicken and ham.
What else can I serve with Crescent Cordon Bleu?
Not only that these Crescent Cordon Bleu are delicious on their own. They also pair well with various side dishes. Consider serving them alongside a side salad, some grilled vegetables, or even a comforting bowl of soup.
Can I prepare them in advance?
Absolutely! You can definitely make these in advance. Simply assemble them ahead of time. Store them in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to enjoy them just preheat your oven, and bake, as usual.
Crescent Cordon Bleu
Indulge in your inner food enthusiast with the Crescent Cordon Bleu, a blend of flavors enveloped in a rich and buttery crescent roll dough. This recipe takes a spin on the classic Cordon Bleu by substituting the traditional breadcrumb coating with a flaky pastry embrace. Inside you’ll discover a combination of sliced chicken, Swiss cheese and ham. A trio that’s ready to dance on your taste buds! It’s the dish to add excitement to your dinner table transforming a meal into a mini celebration. Remember to dip these crescent delights into the honey mustard sauce
- Prep Time: 15 MINUTES
- Cook Time: 20 MINUTES
- Total Time: 35 MINUTES
- Yield: 8 1x
2 thinly sliced, cooked chicken breasts
8 slices of deli-style ham
8 slices of Swiss cheese
1 can of crescent roll dough (equivalent to 8 rolls)
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
First preheat your oven to 375°F. Prepare your baking sheet by either spraying it with non-stick spray or lining it with parchment paper.
Next take the crescent dough. Carefully press all the seams together to ensure a base.
After that generously sprinkle some seasoning over the dough for added flavor.
Now it’s time to layer on the ingredients. Start by placing cheese, ham and thinly sliced chicken on top of the dough.
Once everything is layered nicely roll up the dough tightly. Then proceed to cut it into 8 slices.
Now place each slice onto the baking sheet. Bake in the oven for approximately 18 to 20 minutes or until they turn a lovely golden color.
While your Crescent Cordon Bleu is baking to perfection you can mix together some honey and mustard to create a dipping sauce that perfectly complements the flavors of this dish.
Finally once they are baked to golden perfection and ready to be enjoyed serve up your mouthwatering Crescent Cordon Bleu dish. Sit back relax and savor every bite!
To make this Crescent Cordon Bleu gluten-free, replace the regular crescent roll dough with a gluten-free version. Many grocery stores carry gluten-free dough options. Also, ensure your deli ham is gluten-free – most are, but it’s always best to double-check the packaging. For the Italian seasoning, again, check the labels to confirm there are no hidden gluten-containing ingredients. Enjoy this delightful, gluten-free version of Crescent Cordon Bleu!
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