Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Prepare this “easy” and scrumptious low carb entree tonight!

INGREDIENTS

Cooking spray

~2-21/2 pounds thin sliced skinless boneless chicken breasts, ~3 oz/each

fresh cracked pepper

1 large egg

2 large egg whites

1 tbsp water

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

3-5 oz thin slices lean deli ham, sliced in half

3-6 slices reduced-fat or thinly slices swiss cheese, cut in half

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a large non-stick baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Wash and dry the chicken cutlets. lightly pound the chicken to make thinner (or purchase thin cuts Perdue Thin Sliced chicken breast works great) and lightly season with black pepper.

  3. Lay the chicken on a working surface and place a slice of ham on top of the chicken, then the cheese, and roll, setting them aside seam side down.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and egg whites along with water to make an egg wash.

  5. In another medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.

  6. Dip the chicken into the egg wash, then into the breadcrumbs.

  7. Place the chicken onto the baking sheet seem side down. Bake about 25 minutes or until cooked to internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

**Recipe has been modified to lower the sodium by Farrah Wigand, RDN, LD, CSOWM

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