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Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

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Looking for an easy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Cordon Bleu using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bhowdy

Makes 4 servings



To make traditional cordon bleu, you layer prosciutto (or other ham) and cheese between thin slices of chicken or veal, then bread and saute' the whole stack. This quick and easy version keeps the flavors the same, but skips the fussy layering and breading steps. Serve with: Rice or vegetables

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Cordon Bleu

1/2 breast, bone and skin removed Chicken, Breast, Meat Only

Recipe Directions for Chicken Cordon Bleu

  1. - Ingredients -

  2. 4 - Boneless chicken breasts (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds), trimmed and tenders removed

  3. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  5. 2 tablespoons reduced fat cream cheese

  6. 1/3 cup shredded Swiss or Gruyere cheese

  7. 1/4 cup coarse whole-wheat bread crumbs

  8. 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  9. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or thyme

  10. 1/4 cup chopped ham (about 1 ounce)

  11. ____________________________

  12. - Preparation -

  13. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F)

  14. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  15. Combine cheese and cream cheese in a bowl.

  16. Combine the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper with breadcrumbs, parsley (or thyme) and 2 teaspoons oil in another bowl

  17. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a large, oven proof nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken until browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Move the chicken to the center so all pieces are touching. Spread the cheese mixture, sprinkle with ham, then top with the breadcrumb mixture,

  18. Bake until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and an instant thermometer registers 165 F (5-7 minutes)

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 21.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
36
Calories from Fat
7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.8g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Sodium
16mg
1%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
0.0g
0%
Protein
6.7g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
83% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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