Chicken Cordon Boyd

Chicken Cordon Boyd

Chicken Cordon Boyd


It’s ‘Date Night Dinner’ time again. I wanted to make something nice, but easy. I think I have achieved my goal. Chicken! Chicken is what you fix for dinner when you don’t know what to fix for dinner. Everybody likes chicken!

Making something special doesn’t always have to take a lot of time. This dish was easy to prepare and easy to cook. You can make it ahead of time and pop it in the oven whenever you and your date are ready for dinner. Just add something green………’s the beginning of asparagus season, so what a perfect match for my Chicken Cordon Boyd.

The really nice thing about writing your own recipes, and having a food blog, is you can name stuff after yourself using a little rhyme, or play on words. Chicken Cordon Bleu is now Chicken Cordon Boyd. A very different recipe than what is in my Betty Crocker Cookbook, from the mid 70’s, but every bit as good.

So for your next Date Night try our Chicken Cordon Boyd.

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Chicken Cordon Boyd

Chicken Cordon Boyd
  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 4


  • 4 thick boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4-6 oz. deli-sliced ham, cut into strips about 1″ by 2″
  • 4 slices swiss cheese, cut into strips about 1″ by 2″
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 375*
  2. Slice slits about 1″ apart in chicken breasts almost all the way
  3. through,careful not to cut completely through. Slide strips of ham and
  4. cheese into each slit.
  5. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Place on a baking sheet lined
  6. with aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Mix dijon mustard, parsley and panko breadcrumbs until mixed.
  8. Sprinkle evenly over prepared chicken.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.










Lobster Mac and Cheese

Lobster Mac and CheeseLobster Mac & Cheese

So, another Valentines Day has come and gone………We had a very lovely dinner of Lobster Mac and Cheese. I had been wanting to make this dish ever since I saw Ina Garten make it on the Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network several years back.

Confession time………..1. I am a total Food Network Junkie. I have been hooked on it from day one……2. I want to be the Barefoot Contessa.There is something about Ina Garten and her show that inspires me each and every time I watch it.

I wanted to make something special for Tim for Valentines dinner. Our local supermarket had lobster on sale, and we both love mac & cheese……..sooooo an idea was born! Lobster Mac and Cheese!

Now, when I say we love mac & cheese you must realize that what I am really speaking of is, of course………the boxed velveta & shells…………I know, I know, processed, out of the box……..but even us recipe creating, chefy, food bloggers sometimes just need a day off. Nothing fancy, easy, and lets be honest it really tastes good!!!!!!

But this was not the time for that, and I could not mix real lobster into boxed mac & cheese. So it had to be made from scratch.I tweaked the recipe I found on Food Network and I must say, the result almost put the velveta to shame…….OK it did!!! Continue reading “Lobster Mac and Cheese”

Cheesy Onion Dip

Happy New Year!!

So…….it’s snowing……..again. Well I guess that’s winter in the midwest and I have no where to be….oh that magic feeling ( Beatles reference ).

Cheesy Onion Dip Recipe

When I started this venture I didn’t realize how obsessed I would be…….I want it to be perfect (type A girl).  And there is soooooo much to learn. So as I move forward I hope you will all stick with me as I venture forward in 2014. So one of my co-workers ask for an onion dip recipe that I have been making and reworking for years. I love sweet onions and the addition of swiss cheese….well need I say more.  This recipe is easy to resize for a crowd although my version is just enough for two.So I hope this is the recipe you wanted me to post Mindy……..enjoy!

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