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Title: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: RedJada on December 03, 2012, 02:57:09 pm
 Thinking about doing this this weekend. Did some searching here and saw one by ou812. I liked the way he wrapped his cheese in the ham so it didn't melt out. I never brined my chicken before so I may skip this step. Planing on seasoning the chicken, wrapping some smoked Swiss (I bought) in some ham then wrapping/lacing with bacon. Smoke for around 2 hours then cook for another 1-1.5. Any tips or suggestions?
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: Tenpoint5 on December 03, 2012, 04:21:35 pm
 Yep don't skip the brine step. You will really enjoy the difference in the yardbird.
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: Ka Honu on December 03, 2012, 04:22:07 pm
Although the bacon will certainly help, chicken breasts can dry out pretty easily so reconsider the brining.  Doesn't take that long and pays off.
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: devo on December 03, 2012, 04:26:16 pm
Yup what they said and it also makes it safer to smoke poultry at the lower temps of the bradely smoker. Cook to IT of 165°F
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: iceman on December 03, 2012, 05:16:02 pm
Although the bacon will certainly help, chicken breasts can dry out pretty easily so reconsider the brining.  Doesn't take that long and pays off.

Yeppers, what the turtle said. Don't skip the brining part. Trust me on this one. Took a short cut and ended up feeding the pups most of it!!  :o
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: Bear1968 on December 03, 2012, 05:43:48 pm
My favorite all time Bradley video ... it is almost hypnotic!  :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8rai_ArR5M
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: RedJada on December 04, 2012, 03:18:19 pm
 Survey says? Brine  :P. Never done any kind of chicken in a smoker. Usually the oven or grill. So off to look for brine solutions....
 Thanks for the tips everyone.
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: RedJada on December 04, 2012, 03:56:38 pm
Survey says? Brine  :P. Never done any kind of chicken in a smoker. Usually the oven or grill. So off to look for brine solutions....
 Thanks for the tips everyone.

 Tried searching here for brine but came up empty handed. Can anyone point the to some kind of ratio of salt to water?
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: Ka Honu on December 04, 2012, 04:46:42 pm
Simplest basic brine proportions are:
     1 gallon water
     1/2 cup kosher salt (or 1/4 cup table salt)
     2/3 cup light brown sugar
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: RedJada on December 08, 2012, 02:08:13 pm
 Have some cheese to pull in a few minutes. I have the cordon blue all ready to go next. I did the brine as suggested. My first attempt at this. Took OU812's idea of wrapping the cheese in the ham so it don't leak out. So here's what I got. Brine boneless chicken breast flatten out, store bought smoked Swiss wrapped in store bought honey ham, all wrapped in bacon. Thinking 2 hours smoke at 225 then finish in the oven. So here goes nothing. (http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m589/redjada/IMG_2309.jpg)
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: OU812 on December 08, 2012, 02:15:12 pm
Thats gonna be soooooo gooood!
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: Tenpoint5 on December 08, 2012, 03:50:34 pm
Thats gonna be soooooo gooood!
What he said
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: Keymaster on December 08, 2012, 04:02:38 pm
One of my favoroites you got going there, Sizzler steak house serves it up with a nice mustard sauce.
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: viper125 on December 08, 2012, 05:00:05 pm
My wife's favorite! And a real crowd pleaser. Brine is always a great thing for poultry. Looking great as usual!
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: OU812 on December 08, 2012, 05:03:37 pm
Are they done yet Are they done yet Are they done yet Are they done yet?  ;D
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: RedJada on December 09, 2012, 05:43:03 am
 Well, two hours of apple smoke and another cooking. Pulled it out and let it rest for about 15 minutes. Cooked completely in the smoker at about 230 degrees. Next time I think Ill just do one hour smoke. Either way, it sure was darn good!

(http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m589/redjada/IMG_2311.jpg)
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: OU812 on December 09, 2012, 06:08:07 am
Now THATS what Im talkin about!
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: KyNola on December 09, 2012, 07:05:16 am
Nicely done!
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: Tenpoint5 on December 09, 2012, 07:58:36 am
Well done
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: RedJada on December 09, 2012, 08:06:17 am
 I posted this on a fishing site I play on and was asked for the recipe. So thought I would share it here as well.

 Brine solution - (1 gal. water, 1/4 cup table salt, 2/3 brown sugar) Thanks Ka Honu
3 boneless chicken breasts
1 lb bacon
Honey ham thinly sliced
Smoked Swiss

Mix brine solution until everything is dissolved. Soak chicken in the brine for an hour and a half, rinse.
Pound/flatten chicken to about 1/4-3/8" thick, about 8-9" dia.
Wrap the cheese in the ham as if you are wrapping a gift. I did three layers of ham, this keeps the cheese from melting out. (thanks ou812)
Take the ham/cheese package and rap the flatten chicken around it. Wrap/weave the bacon around the chicken and secure with tooth picks.

I smoked this for 3 hours total using 2 hours apple smoke + one more hour cooking @ 230 degrees. This was my first time doing this in a smoker so I didn't use any additional spices. I think the next time I make this Ill use a little less smoke. Either way, it sure is tasty stuff. 
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: josbocc on December 09, 2012, 09:56:40 am
Looks marvelous!!!  This is by far my wife's favorite smoked dish.  We have yet to brine the chicken, but now I am rethinking that step for my next attempt.

A suggestion for your next smoke..., try Prosciutto instead of the ham.  Redneck Cordon Bleu, yummmmmmmm.

Jeff
Title: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: Silvergrizz on December 09, 2012, 10:25:16 am
They look fantastic, gonna have to try them over the holidays.


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Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: SiFumar on December 09, 2012, 01:52:39 pm
Really good job and nice color!
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: KyNola on December 09, 2012, 06:03:23 pm
A suggestion for your next smoke..., try Prosciutto instead of the ham.  Redneck Cordon Bleu, yummmmmmmm.
Jeff
Prosciutto?  Redneck?  Prosciutto is one of the most sought after and expensive ham's there is.  I certainly would not call it redneck.  I live in Western Kentucky.  Trust me, I know redneck.
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: Ka Honu on December 09, 2012, 06:29:54 pm
Gotta agree with KyNola there.  Now SPAM - that might be redneck!
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: KyNola on December 09, 2012, 08:58:16 pm
Gotta agree with KyNola there.  Now SPAM - that might be redneck!
Sounds like a notable Jeff Foxsworthy quote "If you've ever used Spam to make chicken cordon bleu.......you might be a redneck." ;D
Title: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: mikecorn.1 on December 10, 2012, 05:24:43 am
Looks great!


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Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: josbocc on December 11, 2012, 01:34:49 pm
KY and Ka,

My sincerest apologies if I have offended anyone's roots.   :o  The term "Redneck Cordon Bleu" came after my first attempt at this..., which was done with CHEAP thin sliced ham.  We offered some to a couple of our more affluent friends, and they were the ones to suggest prosciutto the next time.  I was more than willing to undertake that smoke, and let me tell you that it was great.  (They brought the prosciutto.)

Either way, by far one of my favorites.

Jeff
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: KyNola on December 11, 2012, 02:23:49 pm
KY and Ka,
My sincerest apologies if I have offended anyone's roots.   :o  The term "Redneck Cordon Bleu" came after my first attempt at this..., which was done with CHEAP thin sliced ham.  We offered some to a couple of our more affluent friends, and they were the ones to suggest prosciutto the next time.  I was more than willing to undertake that smoke, and let me tell you that it was great.  (They brought the prosciutto.)
Either way, by far one of my favorites.
Jeff
Nah, we're good.  I think I misread your earlier post where you referred to prosciutto and redneck cordon bleu together.  Now I get it, the cheap thin sliced ham was the redneck cordon bleu.

My apologies my friend.
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: Ka Honu on December 11, 2012, 02:27:57 pm
Yeah, I read it the same way as KyNola and prosciutto just didn't hit the "redneck chord" with me either.  But I'm still looking forward to the SPAM version.  If you're gonna go redneck, go really redneck!
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: SiFumar on December 11, 2012, 02:35:32 pm
josbocc....trust me...you can't offend anyone one here!  Problem is we read things differently depending on the libations! ;D
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: josbocc on December 12, 2012, 03:08:32 pm
OK,

Now I feel compelled to try this smoke with Spam.  Anyone have any suggestions as to what would be the best way to thin slice a can of Spam?  As long as I'm gonna go that far..., perhaps I should try one of those versions of "pseudo-bacon". 

I promise to make the Red-Neck in me come out.  No more prosciutto damn-it..., from now on it's strictly "mystery meat."   ;D ;D ;D

That's what I love about this forum, there is never a wrong way to do anything.  You guys are all great, and often entertaining.

Jeff
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: Bear1968 on December 12, 2012, 03:12:57 pm
OK,

Now I feel compelled to try this smoke with Spam.  Anyone have any suggestions as to what would be the best way to thin slice a can of Spam?  As long as I'm gonna go that far..., perhaps I should try one of those versions of "pseudo-bacon". 

I promise to make the Red-Neck in me come out.  No more prosciutto damn-it..., from now on it's strictly "mystery meat."   ;D ;D ;D

That's what I love about this forum, there is never a wrong way to do anything.  You guys are all great, and often entertaining.

Jeff
If you are gonna go with Spam you may as well go all out and use Velveeta  ;)

Get er dun!!!!!!  :)
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: RedJada on December 12, 2012, 03:22:59 pm
OK,

Now I feel compelled to try this smoke with Spam.  Anyone have any suggestions as to what would be the best way to thin slice a can of Spam?  As long as I'm gonna go that far..., perhaps I should try one of those versions of "pseudo-bacon". 

I promise to make the Red-Neck in me come out.  No more prosciutto damn-it..., from now on it's strictly "mystery meat."   ;D ;D ;D

That's what I love about this forum, there is never a wrong way to do anything.  You guys are all great, and often entertaining.

Jeff
If you are gonna go with Spam you may as well go all out and use Velveeta  ;)

Get er dun!!!!!!  :)

 Maybe even cheese whiz? It sure would be easier.  ;D
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: viper125 on December 12, 2012, 03:44:37 pm
Well either Spam or a nice slice of salted ham. and cheese well Id use the welfare cheese. The ones i know in Kentucky love the stuff. My uncle had a couple used to bring it around all the time. 5.00 a box so they could buy alcohol and drugs. Lots of them do. So that would probably right up their alley. Of coarse instead of breast how about deboning a thigh and pounding it out?  ::)
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: Bear1968 on December 12, 2012, 08:29:38 pm
OK,

Now I feel compelled to try this smoke with Spam.  Anyone have any suggestions as to what would be the best way to thin slice a can of Spam?  As long as I'm gonna go that far..., perhaps I should try one of those versions of "pseudo-bacon". 

I promise to make the Red-Neck in me come out.  No more prosciutto damn-it..., from now on it's strictly "mystery meat."   ;D ;D ;D

That's what I love about this forum, there is never a wrong way to do anything.  You guys are all great, and often entertaining.

Jeff
If you are gonna go with Spam you may as well go all out and use Velveeta  ;)

Get er dun!!!!!!  :)

 Maybe even cheese whiz? It sure would be easier.  ;D
Brilliant!!!!!! :)
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: OU812 on December 12, 2012, 08:56:29 pm
OK,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,someone pleeeeeease look up "red neck"

Around here it has to do with some one who spends all day in the field working and there face neck is the only thing that is not covered

Just sayin  ;D
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: viper125 on December 13, 2012, 08:05:42 am
LOL! Don't need to look it up! LOL! Spent my life living it. ;)
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: RedJada on December 13, 2012, 04:06:32 pm
OK,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,someone pleeeeeease look up "red neck"

Around here it has to do with some one who spends all day in the field working and there face neck is the only thing that is not covered

Just sayin  ;D

 If you spends all day in the field working and your face neck is the only thing that is not covered, your probably a red neck.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: bacon wrapped chicken cordon bleu
Post by: Bear1968 on December 13, 2012, 04:16:44 pm
If you spends all day in the field working and your face neck is the only thing that is not covered, your probably a red neck.  ;D ;D ;D

If your front porch collapses and 8 dogs are killed .... You might be a Red Neck  ;)