Stuffed chicken cordon bleu

5
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
42 min
Prep
8 min
Cook
34 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
This classic French chicken dish is truly special and worth the effort of every step. With a tangy boost from goat cheese, the onion, mushroom, and spinach filling is a flavor blast from this savory baked favorite.

Ingredients

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, finely chopped

Cremini mushroom(s)

1 cup(s), thinly sliced

Egg white(s)

2 large, lightly beaten

Water

4 tsp

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

20 oz, 4 (5-ounce)

Low-fat Swiss cheese

2 oz, (1-ounce) slices, each cut in half

Extra lean sliced turkey ham

4 slice(s), thin

Fresh spinach

6 oz

Soft-type goat cheese

1 oz, reduced-fat (2 tablespoons)

Dried plain breadcrumbs

5 Tbsp, plain variety

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a nonstick baking pan with nonstick spray. To make the filling, spray a nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the onion and mushrooms; cook, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, 3–4 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir in the goat cheese and 1 tbsp of the bread crumbs; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk egg whites with the water. In another small bowl, place the remaining 1⁄4 cup bread crumbs.
  3. Cut a pocket into the side of each chicken breast about 2 1⁄2-inches long. Inside each slit, place one-quarter of filling. Lightly press pocket closed. Wrap 1 half slice of cheese, then one slice of ham around each chicken breast, making sure the ham covers the cheese; secure with a toothpick. Dip the chicken, one piece at a time, into the egg white mixture, then into the bread crumbs. Transfer to the baking pan. Lightly spray the chicken with nonstick spray. Bake until the chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes. Remove the toothpicks before serving.
  4. Yields 1 chicken breast per serving.