I love chicken cordon bleu, but find it time consuming to make. I wanted the taste but something a bit easier. I thought about the flavor componenets of the cordon bleu, and the fact that stuff like that gets put into meatballs all the time, so why not a burger.
Cordon bleu is chicken, ham, cheese, with breadcrumbs, served with a sauce spooned over the top. It turned out to be delicious and almost better than traditional chicken cordon bleu.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Burgers
1 lb. ground chicken
1 slice of ham, 1/3 inch thick - diced
1 slick of swiss, 1/3 inch thick - diced
1 tbs garlic and herb seasoning (if using plain breadcrumbs)
2 palmfulls breadcrumbs
2 tbs butter
4 tbs mayo
1/2 lemon - juiced
salt and pepper
4 burger buns
In a small saucepan, mix the butter, mayo, and lemon juice over low heat, stirring until smooth. Immediately remove from the heat.
In a bowl, mix the chicken, ham, swiss, seasonings, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper, and half of the sauce. Form into 4 patties.
Heat a large fry pan on medium with a little bit of olive oil, when heated, add the burgers and cook until golden brown on the bottom, and you can see they are cooking up the sides. Flip and cook until golden on the other side and the juices run clear.
Serve on toasted buns with 1/4 of the leftover sauce.
Lettuce and Tomato optional.
Also great served over a salad of baby spinach.