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light-er chicken cordon bleu

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Sheila Chittum
Barrington, NH

I like cordon bleu, but sometimes can be too heavy. So, I adapted and overcame. It has become a household favorite....

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For light-er chicken cordon bleu

  • 4
    boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 slice
    ham (deli sliced or fresh smoked)
  • 4 slice
    swiss cheese (or whatever type cheese you like)
  • italian bread crumbs
  • pam (or other cooking spray)

How To Make light-er chicken cordon bleu

  • 1
    Turn on oven to 375 degrees. Spray a small roasting pan with Pam (or other cooking spray).
  • 2
    Slice chicken breast lengthwise to make a deep pocket (almost in 1/2). Unfold and layer ham and cheese inside pocket of chicken. Fold chicken to cover ham & cheese. Place filled chicken breasts into roasting pan. Sprinkle top with Italian bread crumbs. Spray with cooking spray.
  • 3
    Bake uncovered for 45 min. to an hour (depending on size of chicken breast) until cooked through. Serve with vegetable & garlic bread. Yummy and not over the top in calories!! Note: Can add spinach and/or mushrooms as stuffing to make the chicken yummier, and still be healthy!!