Chicken Cordon Bleu, moist baked chicken stuffed with cheese and ham coated with crispy breadcrumbs is a child friendly, high protein recipe your family will love.
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I have learned to make life easier by finding easier ways to make dishes. The original recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu called for you to make a pocket in the chicken breast. Can I just tell you how many times I have accidentally cut through the chicken when trying to make a pocket directly in the center? Ugh! If I manage to cut the chicken without actually putting a hole in it, I find I did not make the hole big enough. It is frustrating.
If you are an expert at making perfect pockets in your chicken, feel free to do it that way. I find it easier to simply pound out the chicken into a thin cutlet. It is a fabulous way to get some aggression out. Then I fill the chicken and roll it up. You could call them Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll Ups. Either way my light and healthy version of Chicken Cordon Bleu will be a family favorite. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out for you.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Light & Healthy
- 2 lb . boneless , skinless chicken breast (8 small breasts or cut 4 large breasts in half)
- 4 oz . reduced fat Havarti or cheddar slices , cut in half
- 4 slices prosciutto , cut in half
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (whole wheat if possible)
- 1 tbsp . melted butter
- 1/2 tsp . dried oregano
- 1 tsp . kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp . fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp . mustard
Preheat oven to 375°. Place a large wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Spray wire rack with cooking spray.
In a flat dish, stir together panko, butter, oregano, salt and pepper.
Dry chicken breasts with a paper towel and place on large cutting board.
Place a piece of chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound out until 1/4 inch thick.
Top with one piece of cheese on top of one slice of prosciutto. Roll it up. Repeat with 3 other slices of cheese and prosciutto.
Place one roll onto of each piece of chicken.
Fold up two opposites side of chicken over the prosciutto and roll up the chicken like a burrito.
Place chicken seam side down onto the wire rack.
Repeat with remaining 3 pieces of chicken.
Rub each chicken breast with 1 tsp mustard.
Spoon about 2 tbsp. panko on top of each chicken breast and gently press into the chicken.
Place onto the wire rack.
Bake for 25 minutes.
I calculated 3 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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