Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu
Recipe courtesy Andria Dress 2002 for FoodTV.com's Ultimate Grilling Cook-Off Competition
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 pound bacon
- 1 large onion (Vidalia are the best), sliced into rings
- 10 oz crumbled blue cheese
- raspberry vinaigrette
- garlic salt
- seasoned salt
- black pepper
- parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- aluminum foil
Remove all the fat from the chicken. Using a meat tenderizer, pound chicken until it is all one thickness--the thinner the better. Season the chicken front and back with garlic salt and pepper. Take the seasoned chicken, place in a bowl, and cover with raspberry vinaigrette. Let sit in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours. Turn chicken every once in a while to make sure it is coated with the vinaigrette marinade.
After marinating, remove chicken. Evenly sprinkle a thin layer of blue cheese over each breast. Pepper the chicken. Slowly roll up the chicken and secure with a toothpick. Take a piece of bacon, wrap around the chicken and secure again with toothpick. Continue rolling all chicken breasts.
On a large sheet of aluminum foil, spread rings of onion in the center and sprinkle with mushrooms. Drizzle with raspberry vinaigrette. Set chicken bundles on onions and mushrooms and drizzle with more raspberry vinaigrette. Season with seasoned salt. Cover with more foil and fold in the sides so it creates a pouch and the juices do not escape.
Throw on grill and occasionally turn for the next 25 to 45 minutes ( depending on how hot your grill is). When done, crack the top of the foil open and sprinkle freshly grated parmesan over the chicken. Serve. I hope you enjoy.
*** Limit your cooking to 4 breasts a piece of tin foil