Friday, June 19, 2009

Chicken Cordon Bleu

One of my favorite foods is Chicken Cordon Bleu but trying to lose weight means lower fat, lower cal, lower taste, right?! WRONG! Check out this awesome version of the formerly HIGH cal, HIGH fat entree! Now it's LOW fat, LOW cal & LOW in points!

Add a big serving of broccoli, steamed or some potatoes & a salad. You have a nice meal!

Of course you can make as many of these as needed for your family, all the same way. It's simple, fairly quick and sooooo delish! Friends and family will swear it's the standard version, only you'll know it's a little healthier!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Lite Style (5)
(serves 1) - recipe can be made into as many servings as needed

One 5-oz. raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast cutlet
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, room temperature
1 oz. (about 3 slices) 97 - 98% fat-free ham slices
salt and black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put chicken in a large zippered plastic bag, squeeze out as much air
as you can, and seal. Using a meat tenderizer or a can, carefully
pound chicken through the bag until it is about 1/4-inch thick. Remove
chicken from the bag, and season to taste with salt and pepper on both

Lay the chicken flat and spread the cheese wedge over it. Evenly layer
the ham slices on top of the cheese. Starting with one of the longer
sides (or any side, if it's square), tightly roll up the chicken
breast cutlet, and secure with toothpicks.

Place chicken roll in a baking dish lined with foil and/or sprayed
with nonstick spray, and then cover the baking dish with foil.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Carefully remove the foil covering
the dish. Continue to bake (uncovered) for an additional 15 minutes,
or until chicken is cooked through. Enjoy!

Serving Size: 1 chicken cordon bleu (entire recipe)
Calories: 222
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 692mg
Carbs: 2g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 40g


  1. OK, I'm trying this! That sounds really good!

    Congratulations on your success so far!

  2. I have made that before and it is DELISH!!!

  3. sounds yummy!

    - Lisa