Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chicken Cordon Bleu Bundles

Chicken Cordon Bleu Bundles
4 whole scallions, trimmed
1 ¼ cups diced low-sodium cooked ham
½ cup torn or coarsely chopped cooked chicken breast
¼ cup diced Swiss cheese
1 tablespoon diced shallots
1 tablespoon sliced scallions, white and green parts
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
4 sheets phyllo dough
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
In a wide skillet filled with simmering water over medium-high heat, blanch the whole scallions until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. (Alternatively, soften the scallions in a microwave-safe dish covered with plastic wrap. Microwave on high power for 2 to 3 minutes.) Drain and set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, toss together the ham, chicken, cheese, shallots, sliced scallions, flour, salt, and pepper.
Brush each sheet of phyllo dough with melted butter and stack the sheets. Cut the phyllo stack into quarters, and spoon equal amounts of the ham-chicken mixture in the center of each quarter. Pull the corners of the quarters up over the filling and tie them closed with the blanched scallions. Brush the bundles with melted butter. Arrange the bundles on a baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown and the filling is heated through.

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