Chicken Cordon Bleu

This is a gem I found from the weight watchers sight.  It’s supposed to be a lighter version of Chicken Cordon Bleu (mostly because they omit the sauce).  This is such a delicious think to serve especially for company and it literally only takes 30 minutes to make.

CHICKEN CORDON BLEU

Ingredients:

  • Four 4oz pieces of chicken
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 oz Prosciutto (I’m sure thinly sliced deli ham could  be used in place of this)
  • 2 oz Jarlsberg or low fat swiss cheese, sliced thin
  • 1/3 C dried plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 C chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • cooking spray 2 sprays (I usually just add a little exra butter and olive oil and don’t bother with this)
  • 1/2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil

Directions:

  1. Place chicken between wax paper and pound until 1/4 inch think.
  2. Rub chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Put prosciutto and cheese over chicken.  Fold in half and press down.
  4. Combine bread crumbs, parsley, and 1/2 tsp pepper.
  5. Place flour on plate.
  6. Whip egg whites.
  7. Coat chicken in flour, then egg whites, then bread crumbs.
  8. Coat skillet with cooking spray, add oil and butter over medium high heat.
  9. When shimmering (1-2 minutes), place chicken in pan and cook until cooked through (about 8 minutes), flipping once.
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