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Better-For-You Chicken Cordon Bleu

Better-For-You Chicken Cordon Bleu

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • 4 thin slices lower sodium deli ham (about ½ ounce each)
  • 4 thin slices reduced fat Swiss cheese
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Baby arugula for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°; spray rimmed baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Slice chicken breasts horizontally in half, but do not cut all the way through. Open chicken breasts and spread fl at, cut side up; cover each with 1 slice each ham and cheese. Fold chicken breasts to enclose filling; place on prepared pan. Brush chicken with oil; sprinkle with thyme and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Bake 30 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken and filling reaches 165°; let stand 5 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, whisk mustard, honey and vinegar. Serve chicken drizzled with mustard mixture garnished with arugula, if desired.

Per serving:310 Calories, 11g Fat (4g Saturated), 116mg Cholesterol, 531mg Sodium, 7g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 6g Sugars, 6g Added Sugars, 44g Protein

Dietitian Tip: Serve alongside a whole grain and a seasonal green vegetable, like asparagus, for a fiber and nutrient boost.

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