Chicken Cordon Bleu (On the Grill)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 slices ham (I used smoked ham)
4 slices pepper jack cheese
2-3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
1-2 cups panko bread crumbs
salt and pepper
One at a time, place chicken in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound out to about 1/2-inch in thickness. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Place a piece of ham and a slice of cheese on top of the underside of the chicken. Carefully roll the chicken up and secure with toothpicks.
In a shallow bowl or plate, add the flour and season with salt and pepper. In another shallow bowl, add the panko and season with salt and pepper. Dip the chicken in the flour, coating lightly (shake off any excess), then in the egg, and then into the panko mixture. Set onto a plate and continue until all four pieces of chicken are breaded.
Meanwhile, preheat your grill to medium. Add oil to a cast iron skillet and place on the grill grates. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken one at a time. Close the lid and allow to cook about 5 minutes. Turn and cook another 5 minutes. Turn one more time, making sure all sides are nice and brown, and cook another few minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Carefully remove from oil and enjoy!