Chicken Cordon Bleu

This Chicken Cordon Bleu (Chicken breast, stuffed with ham and cheese) recipe lightens the traditional fried version by using part-skim mozzarella in place of the fattier swiss cheese and by baking instead of frying. The prosciutto brings a lot more flavor to the dish than the deli ham that most recipes call for. We were happy with the results.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu
Adapted from Cooking Light magazine

Ingredients

  • 1/4  cup  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 5  teaspoons  butter, melted
  • 1  large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2  cup  dry breadcrumbs
  • 1  tablespoon  grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1  teaspoon  paprika
  • 4  (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 4  thin slices prosciutto (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/4  cup  (1 ounce) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Place broth in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave at high 15 seconds or until warm. Stir in butter and garlic. Combine breadcrumbs, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and paprika in a medium shallow bowl; set aside.

Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and pound each to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt, oregano, and pepper. Top each breast half with 1 slice of prosciutto and 1 tablespoon mozzarella. Roll up each breast half jelly-roll fashion. Dip each roll in chicken broth mixture; dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Place rolls, seam side down, in an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour remaining broth mixture over chicken. Bake at 350° for 28 minutes or until juices run clear and tops are golden.

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One Response to “Chicken Cordon Bleu”

  1. Test Subject #2

    My mom absolutely adores Chicken Cordon Bleu; if she’s ever around when you’re cooking, you should make her this!

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