Chicken Cordon Bleu

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I weighed in this morning and I am happy to report I lost 2 pounds! Yay! I have been with Weight Watchers for 5 weeks now and have lost a total of 13.4 pounds. I can't wait until I hit the 150's. It has been over 6 years since I had been anywhere near the 150's so I am looking forward to it. I just wish it was today : ) I also can't wait for my husband to come home from army training in mid November so I can surprise him with the new "lighter" version of me. Now for the yummy recipe... Chicken Cordon Bleu.
I got this recipe from Gina's WW Recipes. I have already tried one of her recipes, Asian Grilled Chicken, which came out excellent, so I decided to try another one of her recipes. I was not disappointed. This was very yummy. I have always been a big fan of chicken cordon bleu, but I was always intimidated to make it. I guess I figured it was a lot of hard work to pound the chicken, then fill it with ham and cheese, roll it up, dip it  and bake it. It really isn't hard at all but a little time consuming atleast for me. I am so happy I finally decided to make it because this has been one of those recipes that I said I would make but have been putting it off. It is extremely tasty and well worth the effort. I have been seeing a similar recipe popping up on the Weight Watchers recipe board that uses laughing cow cheese instead of swiss cheese. I am sure that would taste good as well. I am going to have to try it next time. Maybe laughing cow is less in points? Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy this recipe!


This is how they looked before I put them in the oven.


Chicken Cordon Bleu
Slightly adapted from Gina's WW Recipes

Ingredients:
12 thin slices lean ham
4 slices reduced fat Swiss cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
Cooking spray
Several plain toothpicks

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°.
Pound the chicken breasts to make them thinner if you wish. This helps when you wrap the cutlets.
Cut each slice of cheese in half. Place a slice of ham on top of the chicken, top with 2 pieces of cheese halves and wrap chicken around to completely cover cheese, using toothpicks to secure. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Dip chicken into egg wash, then breadcrumbs. (I found it was easier to dip the rolled up chicken into the egg wash and bread crumbs and then securingg with the toothpicks).
Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and place chicken on cookie sheet. Lightly spray chicken with cooking spray and bake about 35 - 40 minutes, until cooked.

Servings: 4   Points: 6



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