Chicken Cordon Blue on the ‘Light Lunch’ Menu
Today Chicken Cordon Blue is on the ‘Light Lunch’ or dinner menu. Although it sounds and looks fattening, there a few tricks you can use to reduce some calories without losing taste.
First, pound your chicken flat between two pieces of plastic wrap. Lay one slice of lower-sodium ham on each chicken and one slice of lower fat swiss cheese. I also included onion and garlic powder, since I’m a spice nut. Then roll each chicken and close with a toothpick.
From here you can do one of two things, depending on how calorie conscious you want to be. You can cook the chicken rolls in a non-stick frying pan until no longer pink in a small amount of lite olive oil. By avoiding the breading, you save a few calories. Since we aren’t on a Biggest Loser diet, I crushed fried onions, which are only 45 calories per 2 tablespoons, dipped the chicken in egg whites and rolled in the fried onions. I then baked, covered for 45 minutes at 375. It wasn’t quite done, so I stuck it back in for 10 more minutes. Ever oven is different so check to make sure the juice runs clear. A side of salad without creamy dressing finishes off your meal.