Low-Fat Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken cordon bleu is typically fried in butter, then baked until golden brown. This easy recipe omits the frying step to save on calories.
Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy
- 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 oz. each)
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1⁄2 cup diced cooked low-salt ham
- 3⁄4 cup low-fat four-cheese Alfredo sauce
- 1 cup Swiss cheese cubes
- 1⁄4 cup skim milk
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 2 cups soft whole wheat bread crumbs
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1⁄4 tsp. ground white pepper
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Using a very sharp knife, carefully cut the chicken breasts horizontally. Pound each cutlet to 1⁄2-inch thickness. Set aside.
- In medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until vegetables are tender, about 7 to 9 minutes. Remove from heat and add ham; turn into medium bowl.
- Add sauce and cheese to bowl and stir to mix. Divide mixture among the chicken cutlets. Gently roll up the chicken to enclose the filling; secure with a toothpick.
- In shallow bowl, combine milk and egg and mix well. On plate, combine bread crumbs with paprika and pepper; mix well. Dip chicken into milk mixture, then into bread crumbs to coat. Place in 2 glass baking dishes (13 by 9 inches).
- Bake chicken for 15 minutes, then carefully turn with a large spatula and bake for 15 to 20 minutes longer or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Remove toothpicks and slice rolls into 2-inch pieces.