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Oven Chicken Cordon Bleu

Enjoy this baked version of the classic French recipe featuring chicken, ham and cheese for a delicious meal, that’s ready in under an hour!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

4
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2
teaspoons Dijon mustard
4
teaspoons chopped fresh chives
4
very thin slices cooked lean ham (about 3/4 oz. each)
4
very thin slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese (about 3/4 oz. each)
1
egg white
1
tablespoon water
1/3
cup finely crushed corn flakes or bran flakes cereal
1/4
teaspoon paprika

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (1 1/2-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place 1 chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Working from center, gently pound chicken with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick; remove wrap. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves.
  • 2 Spread each chicken breast half with 1/2 teaspoon mustard; sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon chives. Cut ham and cheese slices to fit chicken. Top each chicken breast half with ham and cheese slice. Roll up, tucking ends inside.
  • 3 In shallow bowl, combine egg white and water; beat slightly. Place cereal crumbs in shallow dish. Coat chicken rolls with egg white mixture; roll in crumbs. Place in sprayed dish; sprinkle with paprika.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (1 1/2-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place 1 chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Working from center, gently pound chicken with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick; remove wrap. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves.
  • 2 Spread each chicken breast half with 1/2 teaspoon mustard; sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon chives. Cut ham and cheese slices to fit chicken. Top each chicken breast half with ham and cheese slice. Roll up, tucking ends inside.
  • 3 In shallow bowl, combine egg white and water; beat slightly. Place cereal crumbs in shallow dish. Coat chicken rolls with egg white mixture; roll in crumbs. Place in sprayed dish; sprinkle with paprika.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For the classic chicken cordon bleu, the stuffed chicken breasts are browned in oil in a skillet before being transferred to the oven. This version is baked instead of fried to reduce calories and fat.

Arrange individual chives (with the flowers attached, if available) in a decorative pattern atop each serving. Chive flowers, like the flowers of most other herbs, are edible; they taste like chives. The stalks of chives that have gone to flower, however, are tough and fibrous.

Rice pilaf and steamed asparagus spears round out this meal.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
790mg
790%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
38g
38%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 5 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.