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Monday, March 3, 2014

Recipe: Skinny Chicken Cordon Bleu

Servings: 6 (Makes 12)
Serving Size: 2 pieces
Calories: 378
Fat: 10 g
Protein: 55 g
Carbs: 8 g
Fiber: 0.5 g
Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 813 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 12 thin sliced (36 oz total) skinless boneless chicken breasts, 3 oz each
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 5 oz (6 slices) thinly sliced lean deli ham, sliced in half
  • 6 slices (4.4 oz) Sargento reduced fat Swiss cheese, cut in half
Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a large non-stick baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Wash and dry the chicken cutlets; lightly pound the chicken to make thinner and lightly season with salt and black pepper.
  • Lay the chicken on a working surface and place a slice of ham on top of the chicken, then the cheese and roll, setting them aside seam side down.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and egg whites along with water to make an egg wash. 
  • In another medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
  • Dip the chicken into the egg wash, then into the breadcrumbs.
  • Place chicken onto the baking sheet seem side down. Spray the top of the chicken with more cooking spray and bake about 25 minutes, or until until cooked.

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