Crispy Parmesan Chicken a la Cordon Bleu

Crispy Parmesan Chicken a la Cordon Bleu

The addition of ham turns this tasty Chicken HelperĀ® crispy Parmesan chicken dinner into a version of Chicken Cordon Bleu.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

1 1/3
cups hot water
1 1/2
cups milk
2
tablespoons butter
1
box Chicken HelperĀ® crispy Parmesan chicken
1
cup diced cooked ham
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1
tablespoon milk
2
tablespoons butter
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
Topping
1
tablespoon butter
1/4
cup shredded Swiss cheese (1 oz), if desired
  1. In 2-quart nonstick saucepan, stir hot water, 1 1/2 cups milk, 2 tablespoons butter, and the sauce mix and uncooked pasta (from Chicken Helper box). Heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 12 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender. Remove from heat; stir in ham. Cover to keep warm. Sauce will thicken as it stands.
  2. Meanwhile, cut each chicken breast into 3 to 5 slices, holding knife at an angle. Slices should be about 1/2 inch thick. Reserve 2 tablespoons seasoned crumbs (from Chicken Helper box).
  3. Place chicken in medium bowl. Add 1 tablespoon milk to moisten. Add remaining crumbs to coat chicken.
  4. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter and the oil over medium heat until butter is melted. Carefully add chicken to hot butter mixture; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low. Turn chicken; cook 4 to 6 minutes longer or until golden brown and centers are no longer pink.
  5. Meanwhile, in 7-inch skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter; stir in reserved 2 tablespoons crumbs. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, just until crumbs are brown. Remove from heat.
  6. Place pasta in serving dish; top with chicken and sprinkle with buttered crumbs and cheese.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Like a hearty version of macaroni and cheese, this tasty dinner needs just a green salad to make it a complete meal.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 410
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 90mg;
  • Sodium 1050mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 30g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 29g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 3 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.