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Healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu with Dijon Sauce

healthy chicken cordon bleu

Healthy chicken cordon bleu with tender juicy chicken, warm, salty ham and melty Swiss Cheese is a quick and tasty one pan main dish!

I grew up eating chicken cordon bleu but to be honest, it was the kind delivered by the Schwans delivery driver. I think his name was Dave.

This post uses product from Clifty Farm Country Meats but the recipe and opinions are all my own.

You’ve seen the versions of chicken cordon bleu I’m talking about right?

They’re the little individual packets of stuffed chicken you can get in the grocery store. You know, the ones stuffed with butter or ham and cheese.

As a kid we freakin’ loved these and in our minds it was the best chicken cordon bleu recipe EVER!

But luckily, time marches on and our tastes tend to improve a bit. And that, my friends is why we’re talking chicken cordon bleu today.

Healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Easy chicken cordon bleu is almost as easy to make as the mass produced baked chicken version but it is waaaaaay tastier, it’s healthier and it’s low carb and gluten free, too.

So really, what’s not to love?

How to Make Healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Boneless skinless chicken breasts get pan seared in a little olive oil, seasoned with simple salt and fresh cracked black pepper.

No bread crumbs here, we’re keeping things super simple and lowering the saturated fat, too. Plus, it’s making this recipe gluten free!

When your chicken is done cooking, top it with sliced Swiss cheese and sliced Clifty Farm Country Ham Biscuit Cut Slices.

Now, it’s time to make the Dijon sauce which is downright delicious!

Add the chicken broth to the pan, scraping up and little browned bits of yumminess. Cook the chicken broth until it reduces by half. This takes about 1-2 minutes. then remove from the heat.

Add the Dijon mustard and the butter, stirring to combine.

Top the cooked chicken, ham and cheese with the creamy Dijon sauce. Yum!!!

Serve with Low Carb Cauliflower Mash and oven roasted broccoli or whatever sides you prefer!

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healthy chicken cordon bleu

Healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Healthy chicken cordon bleu is made with tender juicy chicken, warm, salty ham and melty Swiss Cheese. It's a quick and tasty one pan main dish!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: healthy chicken cordon bleu
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 307kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breasts if thick slice in half lengthwise
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 slices Clifty Farm Country Ham Biscuit Cut Slices
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp butter

Instructions

TO MAKE THE CHICKEN

  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil to heated pan.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Add chicken breasts to the pan, cooking on both sides until cooked through.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, top each chicken breast with a slice of Swiss cheese and a slice of cooked ham. Cover with the lid and continue to cook until cheese is melted. Remove the chicken from pan and set aside to keep warm.

TO MAKE THE DIJON SAUCE

  • Over medium high heat, add the chicken broth to the pan, scraping up and little browned bits. Cook until the broth is reduced by half, about 1-2 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  • Add Dijon mustard and the butter, stirring to combine.
  • Top the cooked chicken, ham and cheese with the creamy Dijon sauce. Serve immediately.

Notes

Use thinly sliced chicken breasts or cut large chicken breasts in half horizontally to make your own, thiner chicken cutlets.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 566mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 1mg
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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Marie-Charlotte Chatelain
    April 10, 2020 at 8:17 am

    5 stars
    That sauce is such a great idea! I always find Chicken Cordon Bleu way too dry! Delish!

  • Reply
    Sisley White
    April 10, 2020 at 8:34 am

    5 stars
    This looks absolutely incredible. What a delicious dish to make at home.

  • Reply
    Toni
    April 10, 2020 at 8:45 am

    5 stars
    I’m glad my family loved it! Can’t wait to make it again!

  • Reply
    Ellen
    April 10, 2020 at 9:14 am

    We love chicken cordon bleu and adding a Dijon sauce sounds divine! I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  • Reply
    Alison
    April 10, 2020 at 9:35 am

    5 stars
    Great flavor combinations! Makes for a hearty dinner!

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