A delicious hot sandwich filled with chicken, ham and cheese.
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: chicken cordon bleu
1poundboneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets
1cuppanko bread crumbs
6ounceslunch meat ham6 slices
8ouncesfrench breadabout half a loaf
Olive oil for grilling panini
Optional condiments: mayomustard (regular or Dijon)
Brush chicken breasts with a thin-coating of mustard. Season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.
In a shallow dish, mix remaining salt and pepper, Italian seasoning mix, and panko.
Dip chicken into panko on both sides pressing to coat all of chicken with bread crumbs.
Place in large skillet with olive oil heated over medium-high heat. Cook on both sides until chicken is golden brown and cooked through, about 7 to 8 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the chicken.
While chicken is cooking, slice bread into 1 inch slices.
Spread both sides with desired condiments. Top one side with sliced cooked chicken, ham, provolone, and other slice of bread. Brush both sides of sandwich with a little olive oil.
Place in a pan heated over medium-high heat. Press down sandwich (I use another skillet to do so). Flip once golden brown, and repeat on the other side. Repeat with other sandwiches.