Mix up your dinner routine with this oh-so-tasty mozzarella and poblano fried hen recipe. 

“This dish is originally loosely based off of  chicken cordon bleu, but with a Southern twist,” govt chef John Zucker of Cru Café in Charleston, South Carolina, tells Fox News. “The roasted pepper and the warm, perfectly melty cheese in the middle just makes you feel warm inside.” 

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This hearty dinner might look fancy, but it surely solely takes about 25 minutes to make. 

Pro tip: “With this dish, you want to be sure not to over-fry! Keep careful watch while frying,” says Zucker. “When you pull it out of the oil, it should be perfectly golden brown before you put it back in the oven to finish baking.”

Cru Cafe’s Mozzarella and Poblano Fried Chicken is loosely based off Chicken Cordon Bleu, but with a Southern twist, Executive Chef John Zucker tells Fox News.

Cru Cafe’s Mozzarella and Poblano Fried Chicken is loosely primarily based off Chicken Cordon Bleu, however with a Southern twist, Executive Chef John Zucker tells Fox News.
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Mozzarella and Poblano Fried Chicken from Cru Café 

Serves 2

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 10-12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 giant boneless, skinless hen breasts
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup fontina cheese, grated
  • 1 poblano pepper, roasted, peeled and de-seeded
  • Peanut oil or oil of alternative for frying
  • Flour to coat
  • 1 egg (to make egg wash)
  • 1 cup high quality Panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper, to style