Chicken and Rice Cordon Bleu

A quick version of traditional cordon bleu, chicken breasts are placed over rice and ham, then topped with cheesy pasta sauce.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8

Ingredients

2
packages (6.2 ounces each) quick-cooking long-grain and wild rice
4
cups water
4
thin slices baked ham, cut into 1-inch strips
1 1/2
pounds chicken breast tenders (not breaded)
1
jar (16 ounces) Parmesan and mozzarella cheese pasta sauce
1/2
teaspoon paprika
1
cup finely shredded Swiss cheese (4 ounces)
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°. Spray rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches, with cooking spray. Mix rice, contents of seasoning packets and water in baking dish. Place ham over rice. Place chicken tenders over ham. Spoon pasta sauce over each chicken tender; sprinkle with paprika.
  • 2 Cover with aluminum foil and bake 40 minutes. Uncover and bake about 20 minutes longer or until rice is tender and chicken is no longer pink in center. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    350
    (
    Calories from Fat
    155),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    17g
    17%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    90mg
    90%;
    Sodium
    580mg
    580%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    16g
    16%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    33g
    33%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 4 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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