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Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Breaded chicken oozing with melted cheese, nestled together with juicy ham.

Ingredients

  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Butterflied
  • 12 slices Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced Thinly
  • 2 pieces Ham
  • 1 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 1 whole Egg
  • Fat-Free Butter Spray
  • Toothpicks

Preparation

(I am not a fan of melted Swiss cheese, which is typically what is called for in a chicken cordon bleu. Feel free to use shredded Swiss cheese instead of the mozzarella slices.)

Take the butterflied chicken and down the middle, lay down 3 slices of cheese, separated slightly, and then cut your ham slice in half and lay them on top of each other on the cheese slices. Put the other 3 slices of cheese on top of the ham. Roll up the chicken from top to bottom, tuck in the sides, and pierce with as many toothpicks as you need to hold it together.

Beat up the egg in a small bowl and pour the breadcrumbs onto a plate. Dip the chicken into the egg then transfer it to the breadcrumbs and coat the entire piece of chicken. Place in a baking dish and spray with butter spray to moisten the breadcrumbs.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes. Cut a slit in the chicken just to make sure it is done, as chicken will cook differently depending on size. Remove all toothpicks.

Note: I only made 2 pieces, but the serving sizes and quantities of items would obviously change to suit however many you make.

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Lara on 11.10.2013

This was quick, easy and flavorful! I liked that it wasn’t heavy like a traditional Cordon Bleu fried in butter. I used Zesty breadcrumbs because that’s all I had on hand. I recommend this recipe if you need something quick and yummy for dinner.

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erica on 1.20.2012

After realizing I had just used up all my eggs on cookies, I used my homemade ranch vegetable dip instead of the egg wash. It was amazing, easy, & fast! Will put this on my regular list of my go-to dishes.

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sjohnson on 6.23.2011

This was very good and easy! The kids even liked it, and that’s rare!

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jessita on 3.4.2011

Super easy and very good! My picky two year old devoured his piece I gave him and got two thumbs up from the husband.

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Becki on 12.12.2010

Super easy and super good. I made 10 pieces: 5 with mozzarella and 5 with swiss. Both types of cheese were tasty. I didn’t use Italian bread crumbs (just out of personal preference) but mixed plain bread crumbs with a good sprinkle of paprika. The meal was rounded out with Potatoes Au Gratin and a side salad.

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