Sometimes the hardest part of eating clean is trying to recreate processed foods that you loved. Chicken cordon bleu is one processed food we love around here, so that is what we are trying to recreate in a more healthful way. You can even pump up the health factor if you make this with whole wheat bread crumbs by toasting and making your own or finding them in the store.
This was probably the most tastiest chicken cordon blue dishes I have made in a long time. Using the panko and cooking it in the oven, gave the chicken a really crunchy outside, and a juice tender inside. In every bite there was ham and swiss oozing in your mouth.
I served it along side steamed veggies and artichokes! If you are looking for a tried and true cordon blue recipe, this will not only please you, but it will really hit the spot with your entire family! Enjoy!
- 16 ounces of chicken breast (4oz breasts)
- 1 cup of panko bread crumbs
- 4 thin slices of ham reduced sodium if possible
- 4 thin slices of baby swiss
- 1 tbs. of Dijon mustard
- 2 tbs. of light mayo
- 4 spritzes of oil sprayer
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Between two pieces of plastic wrap beat the pieces of chicken until thin and flat.
- Take one piece of the ham and one slice of cheese and place in the center of chicken.
- Combine the mayo and mustard.
- Roll up and secure with toothpicks.
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper on the outside, roll in the mustard and mayo mixture, and then roll in the panko and place on a baking sheet.
- Spritz the outsides with oil sprayer.
- Cook until chicken is no longer pink and outside is golden brown.
- Serve with your favorite veggies.