Shortcut Chicken Cordon Bleu

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246 CALORIES 5g CARBS 8g FAT 37g PROTEIN
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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 sandwich or salad.

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The Recipe

Shortcut Chicken Cordon Bleu

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 25 Min
TOTAL TIME: 35 Min
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Ingredients

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

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Instructions

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Preheat the oven to 350 degree

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Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

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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. Brush each chicken breast with Dijon mustard.

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Top with ham (folded if needed) and cheese.

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Melt butter in the microwave and toss together the almonds, garlic powder, and oregano. Sprinkle on top of the chicken.

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Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. If desired, broil for last 2 minutes for an extra crispy top.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 chicken breast (178g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246
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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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4 Comments
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March 7, 2018 - 07:19
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So easy. And delicious!! Hubby loved it!
January 4, 2018 - 05:49
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Loved this, and so easy!
April 11, 2017 - 16:27
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This is in our regular rotation! Husband, kid and I all love it. The only change I make is adding a smear of Dijon mustard on the chicken breasts before topping with the ham, cheese, and nut mixture. It adds a little extra flavor that takes it over the top.
August 29, 2016 - 21:07
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It was so good, my husband and 11yr old step daughter loved it! Perfect dinner choice, quick and easy.
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