Healthier Chicken Cordon Bleu

16 Feb

A French-inspired meal that’s easy on the waist line without sacrificing flavor? Prove it!

My take on Cooking Light’s Chicken Cordon Bleu, adding spinach inside the rolls not only adds a vibrant color to the dish, but also provides an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, folate, manganese, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, potassium, and vitamin B6. It’s a very good source of protein, phosphorus, vitamin E, zinc,fiber, and copper. Plus, it’s a good source of selenium, niacin, and omega-three fatty acids (source).

Ingredients:

  • chicken breast (I buy the “skinny” ones, they’ve already been pounded out)
  • 1/2c. chicken broth
  • 3T. melted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2c. Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1T. parmesan cheese
  • 1t. paprika
  • salt, pepper, Italian seasoning
  • thin slices of ham
  • spinach leaves
  • mozzarella cheese

Prep:

  1. combine chicken broth, melted butter, and garlic in a shallow dish.
  2. mix breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and paprika in a separate dish.
  3. sprinkle each chicken breast with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  4. place 1-2 slices of ham on each chicken breast. sprinkle a generous amount of cheese on top of the ham (remember, you have to be able to roll them!). place a couple of spinach leaves on top of the cheese.
  5. roll each chicken breast up. dip into the broth mixture (both sides). cover with the breadcrumb mixture.
  6. please each roll seam side down on a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. pour the remaining broth and breadcrumb mixture over the rolls.
  8. bake at 35odegrees for ~27 minutes.

Serve with a side of sweet potato fries (2-3 sweet potatoes, cut into thin slices. olive oil, salt, and pepper. bake at 425degrees for ~25-40 minutes (depending on your oven)) and green beans for a delicious yet nutritious French-inspired dinner on the table in under 40 minutes!

 

 

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3 Responses to “Healthier Chicken Cordon Bleu”

  1. Arlyne Pasto February 20, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    your the best, keep up the good work!

  2. MeganM February 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    These look really tasty!

    • K.E.P.T. You Fit February 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

      They are! And SO easy to make-great for a weeknight meal :).

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