Sunday, February 10, 2008

Quick Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu
(Beth & Scott)

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
½ teaspoon paprika
4 thin slices fully cooked ham
1 cup soft bread crumbs
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoon pepper
3 to 4 tablespoons fat free mayonnaise

1 tablespoon “I can’t believe it’s not butter”
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 cup skim milk
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup shredded Swiss cheese

Flatten the chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. Spread mustard on one side; sprinkle with paprika. Top each with a ham slice. Roll up tightly; secure with toothpicks. In a bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Brush chicken with mayonnaise; roll in crumb mixture. Place in a shallow 2-qt. microwave-safe dish; cover loosely. Microwave on high for 7 minutes; turn chicken. Cook 5-1/2 minutes more or until juices run clear; keep warm. In a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish, heat butter on high for 20 seconds; stir in flour until smooth. Cook, uncovered, on high for 20 seconds. Add milk and salt. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until thickened. Stir in cheese until smooth. Add wine. Discard toothpicks from chicken; top with sauce.

Yield: 8 servings. Beth and I split a chicken breast half. A ¼ of a whole chicken breast produces the following nutritional facts.

Nutrition Facts:
One serving
Calories: 235
Fat: 12g
Saturated fat: 4.5g
Cholesterol: 70mg
Sodium: 420mg
Carbohydrates: 6g
Fiber: 0g
Protein: 25g

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