Blogger's Choice Recipe Swap: Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza

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Ever have one of those days where you think oh boy, I should just get out of the kitchen? I had one of those days while making this recipe which made me really glad I didn't wait until the last minute to make it. After a frustrating day at work, I came home hungry and impatient to start on this pizza.

But first, I separated my three envelopes of yeast by cutting on the 'cut here' line. Then I shook the envelope I was going to use with the intent to get the yeast away from the corner I was going to cut open. Except the 'cut here' line was a liar. Instead, I flung yeast all over myself and the entire kitchen. I brushed yeast out of my hair. I found it in the camisole I was wearing under another shirt. I'm pretty sure I'm going to find yeast every day I clean the kitchen until we move. Oops. Although because I can never have just one fun thing happen when I'm cooking a new recipe, I also had a run in with the evil fridge faeries. You know those buggers that steal an ingredient you are 100% sure you purchased? Yeah, they stole my shredded mozzarella cheese. How can you make pizza without mozzarella cheese!? I decided I wasn't going to give up and I improvised instead.

See, this recipe is for a recipe swap and I knew I wouldn't have time to make it again, much less go to the store to purchase the ingredients. The category for this recipe swap is Blogger's Choice, where we get to choose any recipe off the blog we're assigned.

I was assigned Coffee and Cannolis which instantly made me want a cannoli. Maybe not the desired effect, but not a bad one either. I had a really hard time choosing my recipe. I mean, how can you pick just one when your options include things like Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars with Pretzel Crust?!?! But then I found this pizza recipe and knew it was the one to make. Tom loves Chicken Cordon Bleu and pizza so I just knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity to combine them.



Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza
Source: Coffee and Cannolis
Servings: 1 Pizza
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Ingredients:
    • 1 batch uncooked pizza dough
    • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded or diced
    • 3/4 cup cooked ham, diced
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 tbsp. butter
    • 1 tbsp. flour
    • 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, broken into pieces
    • salt and pepper
    • 1- 1 1/2 cups shredded pizza cheese
    • Italian seasoning

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 450. Prepare pizza dough if necessary.
2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
3. Pour in the milk while whisking constantly. Bring to a low boil then immediately reduce the heat to low.
4. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until the mixture has slightly thickened. Add the Swiss cheese and stir until melted. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
5. Spread the cheese sauce over the prepared pizza dough. Top with the diced or shredded chicken, diced ham and shredded pizza cheese. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
6. Bake for 10-20 minutes, depending on the dough recipe directions.

Since my evil fridge faeries stole my mozzarella cheese, I had to improvise with what we had left in the fridge, which consisted of three slices of provolone cheese and a half a bag of shredded cheddar.

Tom loved this pizza so I'm pretty sure it won't be long before I'm making it again. I also really enjoyed it, I think it hit all of the right flavors you come to expect with Chicken Cordon Bleu but they were mellow enough that it wasn't in-your-face which is how I find most Chicken Cordon Bleu recipes to be.

7 comments:

  1. Yum! One of my favorite grilled subs to order out is a Chicken Cordon Bleu. Love this variation in pizza!

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  2. So glad you guys liked it! However, now I want to make this again, like ASAP!

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  3. Oh man... I'm in trouble now. This looks so fantastic, I don't think I can take it!

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  4. Great idea for a pizza -- we tend to get stuck in traditional tomato sauce and toppings so this is a great inspiration to break out of the mold!

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  5. This has me very seriously thinking, "WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT?!" My husband loooooooves Chicken Cordon Bleu, I can only imagine how much he will love this pizza! :)

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  6. Brilliant! This sounds like a great variation to something we already love.

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  7. What a great idea! I love cordon bleu. I need to make this soon.

    Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!

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