Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 20 min 4
Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu
Health Highlights
A delicious meal for the whole family.


1/2 tsp Black pepper (freshly ground, divided)
1/4 cup Bread crumbs, plain (gluten-free* optional)
4 breast Chicken breast, boneless, skinless (trimmed)
2 tbsp Cream cheese, fat free
1/3 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1/4 cup Ham
4 tsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin (divided)
1 tbsp Parsley, fresh
1/4 tsp Salt


1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

2. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt and heat a large, ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium heat.

3. Combine Gruyère cheese and cream cheese in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper with breadcrumbs, parsley (or thyme) and 2 teaspoons oil.

3. Add 2 Tbsp of oil to your warmed skillet. Cook the chicken until browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Move the chicken to the centre so all pieces are touching. Spread with the cheese mixture, sprinkle with ham, then top with the breadcrumb mixture.

4. Place the ovenproof skillet in the oven; bake until the chicken is no longer pink in the centre and an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F, 5 to 7 minutes.


Quick Tips:
One whole chicken breast might be too large for individual portions so removing the tenders (the soft strip from the underside of a 5 to 6 ounce breast) will reduce the breast by about 1 ounce. Freeze the tenders and use them for another dish.

For a dairy-free option, use dairy-free shredded cheese and dairy-free cream cheese. 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 389
Calories from fat 130
Calories from saturated fat 36
Total Fat 14.4 g
Saturated Fat 4.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.9 g
Cholesterol 183 mg
Sodium 502 mg
Potassium 841 mg
Total Carbohydrate 6.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
Sugars 0.9 g
Protein 59 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.2
Meat 2.7
Milk Alternative 0.2

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