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Chicken Cordon Bleu

Low Carb Recipe

These are SO good! Chicken Cordon Bleu with chicken breasts sliced to form a pocket which is then filled with a ham slice, some mustard and a cheese slice. Secure with toothpicks, brown in butter, then bake in the oven.

Chicken Cordon Bleu


4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves(about 5 ounces each)
4 thin slices cooked ham
4 teaspoons Dijon style mustard
4 thin slices Swiss cheese
4 tablespoons butter

Recipe Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice each chicken breast horizontally to form a pocket.

Brush each ham slice with mustard and fold in half. Fold a cheese slice around each ham slice. Insert in pockets of chicken and secure with toothpicks.

Melt butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in butter until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Place skillet in oven. Bake chicken until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of the meat registers 180 degrees, 15 to 20 minutes.

Recipe Suggestion

Turn this recipe into a hearty Reuben-style chicken dish by using prepared Thousand Island dressing instead of Dijon-style mustard and serving the chicken with sauerkraut and slices of toasted rye bread. It's not quite as low carb as Chicken Cordon Bleu, but it's close!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings
Calories: 294; Protein: 15g; Fat: 1g; Carbohydrates: 1g; Sodium: 405; Cholesterol: 120mg; Fiber: 0