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Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Prep time 30 mins
Yield

Serves 4

In an attempt to create something new, we sometimes forget how good the classics can be. That's the perfect reason to bring back cordon bleu in its simplest form to your table tonight.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 boned, skinned chicken breast halves (8 oz. each)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced smoked ham
  • 4 ounces gruyère cheese, thinly sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 429
  • caloriesfromfat 34 %
  • protein 65 g
  • fat 16 g
  • satfat 6.8 g
  • carbohydrate 1.6 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 998 mg
  • cholesterol 178 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Heat oil in a large, ovenproof, nonstick frying pan. Sprinkle each chicken breast with 1/4 tsp. salt and lay in hot oil. Cook until browned on one side, about 5 minutes. Turn chicken over and transfer pan to oven.

  2. Cook chicken until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. Spread each breast with 1/2 tsp. mustard. Top each with ham, then cheese, dividing evenly. Return to oven until cheese melts. Serve with a green salad.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.