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Skinny Chicken Cordon Bleu

Skinny chicken cordon bleu

I have said it before and I’ll say it again. Rolled chicken looks fancy, it sounds fancy, but it’s NOT fancy!  It is SO EASY to make rolled chicken.  Bonus points for the fact that it’s healthy AND the rolling keeps all the juices inside and it’s always so, so moist.

This skinny chicken cordon bleu has the delicious flavors of swiss cheese, salty ham, and is of course breaded and baked.

I served mine with asparagus and no starch, and it was a perfectly filling, healthy meal that even my kids gobbled up.


Recipe from


  • cooking spray
  • 12 thin sliced (36 oz total) skinless boneless chicken breasts, 3 oz each
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 5 oz (6 slices) thinly sliced lean deli ham, sliced in half
  • 6 slices (4.4 oz) Sargento reduced fat Swiss cheese, cut in half


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

    Wash and dry the chicken cutlets; lightly pound the chicken to make thinner and lightly season with salt and black pepper.

    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.

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

    In another medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.

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

    Place chicken onto the baking sheet seem side down. Spray the top of the chicken with more cooking spray and bake about 25 minutes, or until until cooked. 

    Makes 12.


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