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In this section, Cool Springs’ staff members make recommendations for kitchen concoctions you can try at home. Some recipes contain wine or spirits. Some are just paired with wine or spirits. In all cases, we promise palate-pleasing dishes that will (hopefully) inspire you to share it with others. Let us know what you think...
Chicken Cordon Bleu
This dish is a classic but it's not difficult to make. Serve it with a classic Washington State Chardonnay like Horse Heaven Hills from Columbia Crest ($12.99 at Cool Springs Wine & Spirits).
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
6 slices Swiss cheese
6 slices ham
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp paprika
6 tbsp butter
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tsp chicken bouillon granules
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1. Pound chicken breasts if they are too thick. Place a cheese and ham slice on each breast within 1/2 inch of the edges. Fold the edges of the chicken over the filling, and secure with toothpicks. Mix the flour and paprika in a small bowl, and coat the chicken pieces.
2. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the chicken until browned on all sides. Add the wine and bouillon. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
3. Remove the toothpicks, and transfer the breasts to a warm platter. Blend the cornstarch with the cream in a small bowl, and whisk slowly into the skillet. Cook, stirring until thickened, and pour over the chicken. Serve warm.