Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu
A tasty and healthier variation on the deep-fried classic! It's perfect with my Fast Pear Chutney.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Easy, Gluten-Free, Healthy
Servings: 4
Calories: 530kcal
Author: Chef Bill Collins

Equipment

  • Sheet Pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Toothpicks

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breast halves (boneless, skinless)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 oz Swiss cheese (or Gruyere, 2-4 slices, or other favorite cheese)
  • 4 oz deli ham (2-4 slices)
  • 4 oz bread crumbs (plain, unseasoned. Fresh or store bought. Gluten free breadcrumbs can be substituted)
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350°. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, and set aside 8-12 toothpicks
  • Beat the eggs, and add the olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Set this aside
  • In a separate bowl or small sheet pan, add the bread crumbs and set aside
  • Pound the chicken breasts until they’re approximately ½-inch thick. Or, slice them lengthwise, but not all the way through, so each piece opens like a book
  • Place two breast halves on a flat surface, and cover with ham and cheese. Depending on their size, only one slice of ham and cheese may be needed
  • Cover each piece with a chicken breast half. Cut in half, and skewer each piece with 2-3 toothpicks
  • Dip each piece in the egg mixture, covering it completely. Then, place the chicken in the bread crumbs, and coat each piece entirely. Place on the sheet pan
  •  Bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until its temperature reaches 160°

Notes

Serve immediately, with pear chutney, or a honey mustard sauce
Makes four servings
Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu
Serving Size
 
4 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
530
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Trans Fat
 
0.03
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
241
mg
80
%
Sodium
 
837
mg
36
%
Potassium
 
856
mg
24
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
7
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
59
g
118
%
Vitamin A
 
408
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
328
mg
33
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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