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Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu for Two

What on Earth did I do before Pinterest? This site has made my life in the kitchen so much easier. Before Pinterest, I’d randomly print out recipes (and always lose them!) or save the link as a ‘Favorite’, which seems like a good idea until you have 50 recipes in one crazy column! Pinterest allows me to save my recipe “To-Dos” in one convenient spot until the time comes. Today’s recipe has been sitting in my “Weight Watchers” board for far too long.

This Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is definitely quick, easy and the perfect main dish for a big manly eater like me my husband.

Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu for Two
Slightly adapted from Eating Well
7 WW Points Plus per chicken breast

Ingredients

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (10-12 ounces)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons shredded Swiss cheese
1 wedge Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb cheese
2 tablespoons Panko breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons chopped ham (about 1/2 ounce)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with 1/8 teaspoon pepper and salt. Combine cheese and Laughing Cow in a bowl. Combine the remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper with breadcrumbs, parsley and 1 teaspoon oil in another bowl.
  3. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a medium, ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken until browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Move the chicken to the center so the pieces are touching. Spread with the cheese mixture, sprinkle with ham, then top with the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Bake until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F. This took about 10 minutes.

Since this chicken is a bit rich tasting, I served it with some plain steam-in-a-bag vegetables, and it was the perfect combination. I was so excited to try this that I cut into it before I took a pic, so that’s why it looks a little weird. I hope you enjoy!

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  1. sweetopiagirl on said:

    Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss.

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