cordon bleu

cor·​don bleu | \ ˌkȯr-(ˌ)dän-ˈblü How to pronounce cordon bleu (audio) \

Definition of cordon bleu

: stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese chicken cordon bleu

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Recent Examples on the Web Chicken cordon bleu with mashed potatoes, vegetables, and some cake. Rachel Torres, Harper's Magazine, "Staycation," 15 Feb. 2020 Of the roughly 80 people in the crowd, more than half were seniors enjoying a lunch of chicken cordon bleu and roast beef as part of the regular meal service at the nonprofit, said Ailis Vann, executive director of the Palmer Chamber of Commerce. Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News, "Rep. Don Young tells Alaska seniors ‘beer virus’ fears are overblown, skips vote on COVID-19 relief," 19 Mar. 2020 Specialty sandwiches included Fucci’s take on the classics, such as a roast pork with broccoli rabe and provolone cheese ($11.25) and the chicken cordon bleu with ham and cheese ($9.75)., "Chef Mike’s brings old-world Italian classics to Needham - The Boston Globe," 12 Sep. 2019 Dinner was filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu or exotic mushroom ravioli. Shay Spence,, "Taco Bell, Hooters and Beer Cheese: All the Food at Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s Wedding," 30 June 2019 Cuisine & Wine Bistro Chef/owner Fabrice Buschtetz's menu includes frogs legs ($14), chicken cordon bleu ($19), steak frites ($28) and Escargots Façon Fabrice ($12), a garlicky dish of escargots baked with a light bread topping. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, home to 2 million dead (including Chopin) and stuffed like a chicken cordon bleu, has already taken to leasing out its grave sites in 10-year increments. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Colma cemeteries rapidly running out of space for plots," 5 May 2018 Inspired by the classic French flavors of chicken cordon bleu, this dish features a tangy mix of Dijon mustard, deli ham and Swiss cheese, with fresh thyme for depth. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chicken Cutlets with Ham and Swiss," 22 July 2014 Even his cordon bleu, which costs $16 including two side dishes, was stuffed with stuffed ham. Kim Severson, New York Times, "In This Corner of Maryland, Holidays Mean a Stuffed Ham," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cordon bleu

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cordon bleu

after earlier cordon bleu "exceptional cook," borrowed from French, literally, "blue ribbon," referring to the blue ribbon or sash worn by the Chevaliers du Saint-Esprit, the highest order of knighthood under the Bourbon kings

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“Cordon bleu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cordon bleu

: having, showing, or requiring great skill at cooking

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