Eat– for Good Health

Today our daughter Janice put in a dinner request for Chicken Cordon Bleu.  Below is my lighter version of the traditional recipe.

chicken cordon bleu

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slices deli ham (1 ounce each)
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded low fat mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Sprinkle with pepper; place a ham slice and 3 tablespoons of cheese down the center of each piece. Roll up and tuck in ends; secure with toothpicks. Pour milk into a shallow bowl. In another bowl, combine the cornflakes, paprika, garlic powder and salt. Dip chicken in milk, then roll in crumbs.
  2. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk the soup, sour cream and lemon juice until blended; heat through. Discard toothpicks from chicken; serve with sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
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4 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Reba Studebaker

    Kathleen, I agree with what you say about weight gain from Halloween and through the holidays– it can be as much as 7 pounds! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Rud Row

    Reba, for me in Minnesota winter can be a bleak time of year for dieters, and not just because of the holidays. The cold weather can interrupt my workout routine, make me reach for comfort foods, the heavy ones!

  3. Dash Hamelton

    It’s easy to send a sensible eating and exercise routine into hibernation until the New Year. But, excess pounds don’t disappear along with the decorations. And nobody wants to start the new year in the hole, body-wise

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