Light-er Chicken Cordon Bleu

Light-er Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

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Sheila Chittum


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

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15 Min
45 Min


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


  • 1Turn on oven to 375 degrees. Spray a small roasting pan with Pam (or other cooking spray).
  • 2Slice 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.
  • 3Bake 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!!

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About Light-er Chicken Cordon Bleu

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy