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222
Calories 
5g
Carbs 
8g
Fat 
37g
Protein 
5
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

Recipes Content

Recipe

Lately I have been trying to focus on eating less carbs, but sometimes I still want something with “crunch” or “breading.” However, after trying some low carb breadcrumbs, I decided a better option was to substitute nuts in for breading. Not only does it provide a great crunch, it also adds healthy fat and protein.

So with my new found breadcrumbs, I decided to set out to make a quicker version of Chicken Cordon Bleu. Instead of pounding the chicken cutlets, rolling with the ham and cheese, dipping in egg wash, and breading you just stack everything up and bake it for 20-25 minutes in the oven. It really couldn’t be easier and can be made with low carb/gluten free almond breadcrumbs or traditional breadcrumbs. Make up a big batch and save some for future meals. It makes a delicious sandiwch or salad.

Prep Time

Shortcut Chicken Cordon Bleu

35
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Cook Time: 
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Ingredients

5
  • 1.25 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 5 U slices deli ham, 96% fat free
  • 5 U slices low fat Swiss cheese slices (1 oz.)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup almonds, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 chicken breast (178g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222
Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 81mg
27%
Sodium 391mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate 5g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 1g
Protein 37g

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree
  2. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Cut the chicken breasts into 5 pieces and pound them out to uniform thickness. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place in baking dish.
  4. Top with ham (folded if needed) and cheese.
  5. Melt butter in the microwave and toss together the almonds, garlic powder, and oregano. Sprinkle on top of the chicken.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. If desired, broil for last 2 minutes for an extra crispy top.
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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