EASY CORDON BLEU

 

  • Cooking Time: 20-25
  • Servings: 4-10
  • Preparation Time: 15-20

Ingredients

  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, halved
  • Either Swiss or Mozzarella (I prefer mozzarella),
  • thinly sliced Prosciutto (thinly sliced Italian ham)
  • Bread crumbs (I prefer Progresso’s Italian flavored)
  • 2 beaten eggs (if you want lower fat, use only the whites)
  • Fresh garlic, finely minced
  • Optional:
  • Zucchini
  • Onions
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Whole Fresh Garlic

Directions

  • Pound down chicken breast using flat side of meat tenderizer until each piece is flattened and spread thin.
  • Take breast and lay on 1 piece of prosciutto and one piece of cheese.
  • Sprinkle/rub with garlic. Roll breast tightly to make pinwheels.
  • Dip rolled meat into egg, then roll in bread crumbs to coat.
  • Place rolls in shallow, non-stick baking pan, making sure to place the meat on the end of the roll to keep it sealed while cooking.
  • Toothpicks can be used to seal the rolls.
  • Bake chicken on middle rack of oven preheated to 425 degrees.
  • Chicken needs to cook until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of roll reaches 140-160 degrees, approximately 20 – 25 minutes.
  • Slice the roasted breasts into 2 inch sections to show the pinwheel and present.
  • For an even easier and complete meal, use a longer baking dish and place vegetables to cook at one end halfway through the cooking time, except for the whole garlic, if used, which should be added at the beginning.
  • My favorites are zucchini, onions, bell peppers and broccoli and lots of fresh garlic.
  • Lightly drizzle the vegetables with extra virgin olive oil before baking.
  • To serve the veggies, after roasting, lightly toss with a little balsamic vinegar.

Notes

I don't remember how I obtained this recipe, but in addition to dinner, it's easy, healthy and makes a great potluck dish! You can also prepare the dish, and then freeze the results for a handy, tasty and envy-producing lunch... I've received many requests for this in the past so I'm eager to share it with my peers.

Submitted by: "Jeanine Maury"

Categories: High Protein  Misc. One Dish  Poultry 

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