Friday, November 8, 2013

Skinny Chicken Cordon Bleu


I love me a good chicken recipe. There are a select few that I use on repeat - because I know they will turn out and satisfy the family. But we all know you can't stick to the same few recipes forever. The other day I asked my husband something he was craving - and he quickly replied chicken cordon bleu. My first thought was, "Well, that sure isn't the healthiest thing in the world." But boy was I wrong! This recipe from skinnytaste (one of my favorite healthy websites) gives us a great new way to cook chicken and has loads of flavor rolled into it.

Skinny Chicken Cordon Bleu
6 SERVINGS 
PREP: 15 minutes           COOK: 20 minutes            READY IN: 35 minutes


  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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INGREDIENTS


  • Skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 12 thin slices 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (plain or seasoned)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • 6 slices lean deli ham, cut in half
  • 6 slices reduced fat Swiss cheese, cut in half

DIRECTIONS


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Spread chicken breasts on cutting board or counter top and lightly pound the chicken slices to make thinner. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place slice of ham and cheese on chicken. Roll and set aside with the seam side down.
  4. In medium sized bowl, whisk egg, egg whites, and water together.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs with parmesan. 
  6. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then into parmesan mixture. Place on baking sheet seam side down. 
  7. Spray tops with cooking spray and cook for 25 minutes - or until fully cooked.

NUTRITION FACTS



    2 pieces    378 calories   10 g fat   8 g carbs    55 g protein    1 g sugar   

Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Skinnytaste.

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