Recipe: BePure Gluten Free Chicken Cordon Bleu

This Gluten Free Cordon Bleu recipe with a twist is a great alternative to your standard Cordon Bleu made with bread crumbs. A great salad recipe to accompany it.

Meal Type: Dinner
Recipe Type: Gluten Free
Serves: 4
Prep time: 00:15
Cook time: 00:30

 

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

2 Large chicken breasts

(We used Bostock's organic, free range chicken)

2 Tsp Good quality olive tepanade (optional but really yum)

1/4 Cup grated cheese 

4-6 Strips of free-range bacon 

Large bunch of fresh parsley

Zest of 1/2 a lemon

Salt and Pepper

1 Egg lightly beaten

1 Tbs coconut oil

 

Coating:

1 Cup Ground Almonds 

1 Tbs Fresh thyme chopped

1/2 Tsp Smoked paprika

Zest of 1/2 a lemon

Salt and Pepper

 

Salad

Mixed lettuce (organic or homegrown)

1 Radish thinly sliced

1/4 Fennel bulb thinly sliced

1/4 Cup Kale finely chopped

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Juice of a whole orange

2 Tbs Cold pressed extra virgin oil

 

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. 
  • Halve chicken breast length wise with a sharp knife.
  • Combine grated cheese and chopped parsley (we whizzed them together).
  • Smear one side of chicken breast with olive tapenade (if using) and then add cheese and parley mix, lemon zest and season with salt and pepper.
  • Fold chicken over and wrap with bacon.
  • Combine all coating ingredients on a tray.
  • Dip each parcel first in the lightly beaten egg and then coat well in ground almond mix.
  • Put coconut oil on oven proof dish and heat for a few minutes in the oven.
  • Take out and put prepared chicken breasts in the dish.  Cook on fan bake for 25-30 minutes depending on the size of the breasts (turning once).
  • Prepare the salad while cooking.
  • Slice chicken in half to make sure it is cooked through.
  • Serve and ENJOY.