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Stuffed Chicken Breasts Cordon Bleu

Boneless chicken breasts stuffed with Swiss cheese, ham and bacon make a mouthwatering dinner that belies its easy preparation.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

4
large boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lb)
1/4
cup finely shredded Swiss cheese (1 oz)
1/4
cup finely chopped ham (1 oz)
2
tablespoons real bacon pieces (from 2.8-oz package)
2
tablespoons butter, melted
1/3
cup Progresso® plain dry bread crumbs

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. To form pocket in each chicken breast, cut 3-inch-long slit in thick side of each breast, cutting into breast about 2 inches and to within 1/2 inch of opposite side.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix cheese, ham and bacon. Spoon evenly into pockets in chicken; secure openings with toothpicks.
  • 3 Place melted butter in shallow dish. Place bread crumbs on sheet of waxed paper. Dip each stuffed chicken breast in butter; roll in bread crumbs to coat. Place in ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. Sprinkle any remaining bread crumbs over chicken.
  • 4 Bake 30 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Remove toothpicks before serving.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. To form pocket in each chicken breast, cut 3-inch-long slit in thick side of each breast, cutting into breast about 2 inches and to within 1/2 inch of opposite side.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix cheese, ham and bacon. Spoon evenly into pockets in chicken; secure openings with toothpicks.
  • 3 Place melted butter in shallow dish. Place bread crumbs on sheet of waxed paper. Dip each stuffed chicken breast in butter; roll in bread crumbs to coat. Place in ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. Sprinkle any remaining bread crumbs over chicken.
  • 4 Bake 30 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Remove toothpicks before serving.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To quickly melt butter, place butter in a microwave-safe pie plate. Microwave 30 seconds. Use for dipping chicken.

Serve the chicken with a rice mix and stir-fried zucchini and red pepper.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
37g
37%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.