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Did you know that according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of cordon bleu is: stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese? Well, here we give a chicken recipe that uses sliced ham and Swiss cheese as a casserole dish!
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Yields 8 servings
4 chicken breast halves, flattened
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
8 thin slices smoked ham or prosciutto, deli slice
8 slices Gruyere cheese
8 slices Swiss cheese
2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1.) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lay each chicken breast half between two pieces of plastic wrap and flatten each piece with a flat ended meat mallet or meat pounder. Try to even the thickness out to less than 1/4 inch thick.
2.) Cut each slice of chicken into 1″ squares. Cut the ham into 1″ squares also.
3.) Put layers of the small chicken pieces in the bottom of an oiled baking dish. Then put a layer of the ham pieces on top of them, followed by a layer of Gruyere cheese, and then a layer of Swiss cheese.
4.) Top it off with another layer of small chicken pieces.
5.) Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
6.) Bake for 30-45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
7.) Serve by spooning the casserole out onto the dish. You may want to top the finished chicken cordon bleu casserole with a small portion of cheese sauce, optional.
Nutritional Facts: Per Serving (excluding unknown items); 1012 Calories, 74g Fat (66.6% calories from fat); 80g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 269mg Cholesterol; 821mg Sodium
Recipe adapted by: Dick Stucki, “Cookin’ For Weight Loss Surgery Patients” Photo Credit: Food Network