Chicken Cordon Bleu - Low Carb Style
This recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu comes at the request of my oldest daughter. She and her family arrived for a visit and the house is once again filled with the sounds of children's laughter, boy's horseplay, and the pitter patter of my favorite 3 year old little girl. This Chicken Cordon Bleu is excellent and although it is a low carb version the calorie count is fairly high and should be eaten only on special occasions. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did for dinner tonight.
|Chicken Cordon Blue|
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 slices of lean ham
4 slices swiss cheese (may use mozzarella, Gruyere, or your choice)
2 tsp. paprika
salt and pepper
2 Tbls. butter or olive oil ( or you may use bacon drippings if you are making a side spinach/bacon salad)
2 chicken bouillon cubes or 1 Tbls. chicken seasoning
1/4 c. dry white wine or chicken broth
2 Tbls. light cream cheese
3/4 c. milk (may use half and half or cream for a richer sauce but will add more calories)
Pound chicken breasts very thin and sprinkle with paprika, salt, and pepper. Place a slice of cheese and ham on each piece and roll tightly. Secure with a toothpick. Brown all sides in a skillet with the butter or oil of your choosing. When brown add chicken bouillon and wine into the pan. Cook in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and stir in the cream cheese and milk and bring to a simmer. Slice chicken and pour sauce over the chicken.
Bon Appetit !