Cordon Bleu literally means 'blue ribbon' and is a name given to distinguished chefs. The original cordon bleu dish was a schnitzel filled with cheese in Switzerland around the 1940's. There are many variations involving a cutlet, cheese, and cured pork. A popular way to prepare chicken cordon bleu is to butterfly a chicken breast, place a thin slice of ham or prosciutto inside, then place a thin slice of a soft, easily melted cheese. The chicken breast is then rolled up, coated in bread crumbs and deep fried or baked. With Kirby's growing gourmand taste buds I've been delving into gourmet cuisine more and more to give him a true variety of new flavors. He really liked this one! Here is the recipe for our dog friendly Chicken Cordon Bleu:
Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe (makes 23 servings (large dogs), 30 servings (small dogs))
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 2 cups oat flour
- 1/2 cup chicken, cooked
- 1/4 cup (2 slices) swiss cheese
- 1/4 cup (6 slices) turkey bacon, cooked
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 tablespoons light olive oil
- Shred the chicken and cheese. Crumble bacon.
- Thoroughly combine all ingredients in a large bowl or stand mixer. This is a crumbly dough so I generously wet my hands, grab a handful, and knead until it is a workable dough. Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. You may have to push the dough together to fix cracks in the cookies but don't worry they will harden and hold together once cooked.
- Place on lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Remove to rack to cool.
I made both variations and each time he was given a choice, Kirby went for the oat flour one first. These will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks and in the freezer for three months.
This recipe has been carefully researched and tested by Kirby the Dorkie and his furiends. It is essential to seek the advice of your Veterinarian before changing your dog's diet or adding any ingredients to your dog's food especially if your dog has any underlying health issues. Debby, pawrent to Kirby the Dorkie, creates and develops recipes for dog treats and dog meals.