Oven Chicken Cordon Bleu

Oven Chicken Cordon Bleu

Enjoy your dinner with this chicken breast filled with ham and cheese – a traditional cordon bleu recipe.

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boneless skinless chicken breast (about 1 1/4 lb)
teaspoons Dijon mustard
teaspoons chopped fresh chives
very thin slices lean cooked ham (about 3/4 oz each)
very thin slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese (about 3/4 oz each)
egg white
tablespoon water
cup finely crushed corn flakes or bran flakes cereal
teaspoon paprika
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (2 quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Between sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper, flatten each chicken breast to 1/4-inch thickness.
  2. Spread each chicken breast with 1/2 teaspoon mustard; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon chives. Cut ham and cheese slices to fit chicken. Top each chicken breast with ham and cheese slice. Roll up, tucking ends inside.
  3. In shallow bowl, combine egg white and water; beat slightly. Place cereal crumbs in shallow dish. Coat chicken rolls with egg white mixture; roll in crumbs. Place in baking dish; sprinkle with paprika.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
For the classic chicken cordon bleu, the stuffed chicken breasts are browned in oil in a skillet before being transferred to the oven. This version is baked instead of fried to reduce calories and fat.
Arrange individual chives (with the flowers attached, if available) in a decorative pattern atop each serving. Chive flowers, like the flowers of most other herbs, are edible; they taste like chives. The stalks of chives that have gone to flower, however, are tough and fibrous.
Rice pilaf and steamed asparagus spears round out this meal.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 150
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 440mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 25g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.