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French Style Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Ingredients
  Chicken breasts 4 Medium, boneless, skinless and trimmed
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, freshly ground, divided
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Swiss cheese 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), shredded
  Cream cheese 2 Tablespoon, reduced-fat
  Fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Extra virgin olive oil 4 Teaspoon, divided
  Ham 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Whole wheat breadcrumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), coarse
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

MAKING
2. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt.
3. In a bowl combine cheese and cream cheese.
4. In another bowl combine the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper with breadcrumbs, parsley and two teaspoons oil.
5. In a large ovenproof non-stick skillet heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat.
6. Cook the chicken until browned on both sides for about 2 minutes per side.
7. Move the chicken to the center so that all pieces are touching.
8. Spread with the cheese mixture, sprinkle with ham and then top with the breadcrumb mixture.
9. Bake until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and an instant read thermometer registers 165 degrees F for about 5 to 7 minutes.

SERVING
10. Serve with garnish as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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