Better-For-You Chicken Cordon BleudownloadEmail This Post
Better-For-You Chicken Cordon Bleu

Prep: 15 minutes plus standing
Bake: 30 minutes • Serves: 4

Nonstick cooking spray
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
4 thin slices lower sodium deli ham (about 1/2 ounce each)
4 thin slices reduced fat Swiss cheese
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
Baby arugula for garnish (optional)

1.Preheat oven to 350°; spray rimmed baking pan with cooking spray.

2.Slice chicken breasts horizontally in half, but do not cut all the way through. Open chicken breasts and spread flat, cut side up; cover each with 1 slice each ham and cheese. Fold chicken breasts to enclose filling; place on prepared pan. Brush chicken with oil; sprinkle with thyme and pepper. Bake 30 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken and filling reaches 165°; let stand 5 minutes.

3.In small bowl, whisk mustard, honey and vinegar. Serve chicken drizzled with mustard mixture garnished with arugula, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
310 Calories, 11g Fat (4g Saturated), 116mg Cholesterol,
531mg Sodium, 7g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 44g Protein

Dietitian’s tip:
> Don’t be worried if it looks too difficult to execute. It looks more complicated than it actually is. It is perfect for a romantic date night in or for a family dinner (my kids love this!).


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