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Chicken Cordon Bleu with Honey Mustard

It’s French in name, but it feels American, right down to its molten cheese core.

Cook This!

Chicken Cordon Bleu with Honey Mustard

It’s French in name, but it feels American, right down to its molten cheese core.

It’s French in name, but it feels American, right down to its molten cheese core. Normally, this chicken is stuffed, breaded, then deep-fried into submission. But our testing found that a high-heat oven provides all the crunch we want without all the calories we don’t. If honey mustard feels a bit like gilding the lily, it is, but at 350 calories for the whole dish, why not?

Ingredients


makes 4

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6 oz each), pounded to uniform 1⁄4" thickness
Salt and black pepper to taste
8 thin slices deli ham
4 slices Swiss cheese 2 Tbsp flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup panko bread crumbs
Juice of 1⁄2 lemon
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp honey
1⁄2 Tbsp olive oil mayonnaise

Chicken Cordon Bleu with Honey Mustard

Calories

350

Fat

12 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Sodium

710 mg

Mimi’s Cafe Chicken Cordon Bleu

Calories

1,360

Fat

81 g

Saturated Fat

33 g

Sodium

3,007

YOU SAVE 1,010 calories and 2297 mg sodium!

How to Make it


step 1

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper. Lay two slices of ham and one slice of cheese across each breast, then roll widthwise until you have a tight, jellyroll-like package.

step 2

Place the flour, egg, and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Working with one rolled-up breast at a time, dip first in the flour to lightly coat, then in the egg, then immediately in the bread crumbs. Use your fingers to make sure the chicken is evenly coated with crumbs.

step 3

Arrange the chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until the chicken is firm to the touch and cooked through and the bread crumbs are brown and crunchy.

step 4

While the chicken bakes, stir together the lemon juice, mustard, honey, and mayo to make a smooth, uniform sauce. Serve the chicken with the honey mustard drizzled over the top.