For college students, eating out is simple. But only so many hamburgers or pizzas can be eaten before a home-cooked meal is desired.
The ability to balance the intake of protein and carbohydrates is important, as well as tasty.
This chicken cordon bleu recipe is simple for students to make right in their dorms or homes, and it is possible to make for roommates, too.
The main proteins in this dish are chicken breast, deli ham and cheese. As an added bonus, the leftovers from the packages of ham and cheese can be used later for sandwiches.
The first step is to decide how much chicken to use to clean off the fat with a knife and rinse the chicken.
The next step is to brown the chicken breasts for 8 minutes in a non-stick pan with small amount of butter, salt and pepper.
The sauce used can be a garlic sauce made by Progresso, an alfredo sauce or even just chicken broth with your seasonings of choice. Bring the chosen sauce to a boil.
While the chicken is cooking in the sauce, a simple side-dish can be prepared. Minute rice or a quick pasta can be tossed together in no time at all.
The final step is to add the sauce on top of each chicken breast, ham and cheese slices.
Place the noodles or rice on the side of the plate next to the chicken breasts.
The total amount of time to make this simple meal is 30 minutes.