AuthorZFKCategory, DifficultyIntermediate

Better-For-You Chicken Cordon Bleu

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

 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 tsp olive oil
 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
 3 tbsp dijon mustard
 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
 Baby arugula for garnish (optional)

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.

3

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.

4

In small bowl, whisk mustard, honey and vinegar. Serve chicken drizzled with mustard mixture garnished with arugula, if desired.

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

 

Ingredients

 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 tsp olive oil
 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
 3 tbsp dijon mustard
 1 tbsp 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.

3

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.

4

In small bowl, whisk mustard, honey and vinegar. Serve chicken drizzled with mustard mixture garnished with arugula, if desired.

Better-For-You Chicken Cordon Bleu
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