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HG's Stuffed Chick Cordon Bleu
HG's Stuffed Chick Cordon Bleu

Rhapsody in Bleu
Warm chicken wrapped around melted cheese and juicy ham that won't break the calorie bank!? Sign us up...

Ingredients:
One 5-oz. raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast cutlet
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese, room temperature
1 oz. (about 3 slices) 97 - 98% fat-free ham slices
salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put chicken in a large sealable plastic bag, squeeze out as much air as you can, and seal. Using a meat tenderizer or a can, carefully pound chicken through the bag until it is about 1/4-inch thick. Remove chicken from the bag, and season to taste with salt and pepper on both sides.

Lay the chicken flat and spread the cheese wedge over it. Evenly layer the ham slices on top of the cheese. Starting with one of the longer sides (or any side, if it's square), tightly roll up the chicken breast cutlet, and secure with toothpicks.

Place chicken roll in a baking dish lined with foil and/or sprayed with nonstick spray, and then cover the baking dish with foil.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Carefully remove the foil covering the dish. Continue to bake (uncovered) for an additional 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 chicken cordon bleu (entire recipe)
Calories: 222
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 692mg
Carbs: 2g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 40g

PointsPlus® value 5*

Chicken Cordon Bleu, Average
Chicken Cordon Bleu, Average

Sad and Bleu
Chicken cordon bleu is just a chicken breast stuffed with ham and gooey cheese. So why the fancy schmancy name? Sheesh! Is it to cover up the fact that it's LOADED with fat?! Or perhaps this chicken dish just has a huge ego. Any way you slice it (yes, we made a little joke there), it's just chicken oozing with pork and cheese. Sometimes it's breaded and sometimes it's not. One thing's for sure -- it ALWAYS has more fat than we'd like a chicken dish to have. That is, until we whipped up our own version of this poultry classic. Your days of ignoring chicken cordon bleu are over, people. O-V-E-R. Pssst... The direct translation of cordon bleu is "blue ribbon." Let us know if you think ours deserves one.

Serving Size: 1 chicken cordon bleu
Calories: 426
Fat: 23g
Sodium: 852mg
Carbs: 16g
Fiber: <1g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 40g

PointsPlus® value 11*

CHEW ON THIS:
This past Saturday, April 4th, was National Cordon Bleu Day. Now that you have our recipe, you'll be able to celebrate next year. Pencil it in!
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