Chicken Cordon Bleu Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.
The Menu

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu (see recipe below)
  • Arugula and White Bean Salad with Red Pepper Dressing
  • Lemon-Herb Fettuccine
  • Hazelnut Green Beans

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a thin chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese. This French dish gets an Italian makeover with Arugula and White Bean Salad with Red Pepper Dressing, Lemon-Herb Fettuccine, and Hazelnut Green Beans. Since it has an Italian theme, use the prosciutto called for in the recipe in place of the ham.

Chicken Cordon Bleu
 
Arugula and White Bean Salad with Red Pepper Dressing

In a blender, puree equal parts roasted red pepper and balsamic vinaigrette. Toss with arugula, then sprinkle with rinsed and drained canned white beans.

Lemon-Herb Fettuccine

In saucepan, melt butter and stir in chopped parsley, a pinch of Italian seasoning, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Toss with cooked fettuccine.

Hazelnut Green Beans

Toss cooked green beans with butter and toasted chopped hazelnuts.