These days -meaning the 4 weeks since my usual November/December eat-all-the-things period ended haha- I'm really trying to get my focus back on healthy eating. For someone like me who doesn't love to cook (and also has a husband who refuses to eat anything made with tomatoes or onions) it can be tough to come up with a good variety of main courses that don't break the calorie bank. That's why I love this version of chicken cordon bleu! It's under 300 calories per serving and something different from my usual go-to of just throwing some meat on the grill.
What you'll need:
- Boneless skinless chicken breast
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Dijon mustard
- Italian herb panko bread crumbs (1 Tbsp per breast)
- Laughing cow light swiss cheese
- Grated parmesan (1/2 Tbsp per breast)
- Deli ham (about an ounce per breast)
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and prepare a glass baking dish with a light coating of your favorite cooking spray.
- In a separate shallow dish mix panko and grated parmesan and set aside.
- Halve your chicken breasts if necessary, then use a meat tenderizer to flatten them out, making them easier to roll up.
- Place the breasts in a bowl or large ziplock, adding enough dijon mustard to give each breast a light coating (I use about 2.5 Tbsp for 6 breasts.)
- Season the breasts with pepper and sea salt, or garlic salt --that stuff is my jam!
- Spread one triangle of creamy swiss on each breast, then add about an ounce of ham.
- One at a time, roll your breast/cheese/ham combo and dredge in the bread crumb/parmesan mixture.
- Place in glass baking dish and if necessary, secure with a toothpick or some baker's twine.
- Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
*Using a 5-6 ounce chicken breast, each serving should have approximately 270 calories, 40g protein, 7.5g carbs and 6g fat
This illume candle in noble currant smells absolutely amazing! I might need to stock up.
These chocolates are like little bites of heaven! I'm restraining myself from sitting down and devouring the entire bag, because they're not exactly diet friendly. Oh, but they are good!
Happy Friday! If you try the chicken, I would love to hear how it turns out!
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