Chicken Cordon Bleu

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After the raving success of the Chicken Cordon Blue I made last night, I thought it would only be appropriate to share the recipe with all my blog readers! I mean, who doesn’t love chicken stuffed with other delicious foods?

Chicken Cordon Bleu may look pretty fancy, but is actually relatively easy to make. This recipe, originally created by SkinnyTaste.com, makes the process quite simple and the taste simply devine. It’s very similar (in creation) to the Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Chicken I posted a few months ago (which was also created by SkinnyTaste). In fact, when I made the original recipe, Ry mentioned that it was similar to Chicken Cordon Bleu, which sorta stuck in the back of my mind for a while. That was until I stumbled upon the recipe yesterday, and knew instantly that I had to dive in and make it right away.

The best part of all? It’s (relatively) healthy.

The recipe was a success to say the least (lots of pleased “MMMMMM” noises were made), so I am pretty confident this will meal will be recreated plenty and added into our “regular” regimen.

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Chicken Cordon BleuOriginal Recipe Link

Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 2 pieces

Calories: 378 • Fat: 10 g • Protein: 55 g • Carbs: 8 g • Fiber: 0.5 g • Sugar: 1 g

Sodium: 813 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 12 thin sliced (36 oz total) skinless boneless chicken breasts, 3 oz each
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 5 oz (6 slices) thinly sliced lean deli ham, sliced in half
  • 6 slices (4.4 oz) Sargento reduced fat Swiss cheese, cut in half

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a large non-stick baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Wash and dry the chicken cutlets; lightly pound the chicken to make thinner and lightly season with salt and black pepper.
  • Lay the chicken on a working surface and place a slice of ham on top of the chicken, then the cheese and roll, setting them aside seam side down.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and egg whites along with water to make an egg wash.
  • In another medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
  • Dip the chicken into the egg wash, then into the breadcrumbs.
  • Place chicken onto the baking sheet seem side down. Spray the top of the chicken with more cooking spray and bake about 25 minutes, or until until cooked.

We paired our meal with a healthy baked potato and a fresh broccoli, cherry tomato and romaine salad. Dinner perfection! Thank you again, SkinnyTaste!

xoxoshannon