Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu with Skinny Mashed Potato & Roasted Asparagus

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu with Skinny Mashed Potato & Roasted Asparagus

I love making Chicken Cordon Bleu which I usually bread, roll and bake. But I wanted something quick with the same ingredients and came up with this – lazy chicken cordon bleu made all in one skillet. This is great with roasted veggies or you can serve this with rice pilaf.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 piece chicken

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 5
  • Points +: 6
  • Calories: 258 calories
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 109mg
  • Sodium: 578mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 37g

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 thin boneless, skinless cutlets, 4 oz each
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour*
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2/3 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 thin slices low sodium deli ham, I use Boar’s Head (3 oz total)
  • 4 slices light Swiss Cheese such as Alpine Lace (3 oz total)
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

* All purpose gluten-free flour works well here.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Place the flour in a shallow dish. Lightly dredge the chicken with flour on both sides, shaking off the excess reserving the flour.
  3. In a small bowl combine the chicken broth, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and 1 teaspoon of the reserved flour, whisk until smooth.
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Melt the butter and add 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and half of the chicken.
  5. Cook 2 minutes on each side, until slightly golden, then transfer to a dish.
  6. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon olive oil and remaining chicken and cook 2 minutes on each side.
  7. Set aside on a dish with the other pieces of chicken.
  8. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the chicken broth mixture. Whisk scraping up any bits stuck to the pan then simmer 2 minutes to reduce slightly.
  9. Return the chicken to the skillet, top each piece with a slice of ham and a slice of swiss, cover the skillet and simmer medium-low for 3 to 4 minutes until the cheese melts.
  10. To serve use a spatula and transfer the chicken to each dish, spoon the remaining sauce over each piece.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 piece chicken

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 5
  • Points +: 6
  • Calories: 258 calories
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 109mg
  • Sodium: 578mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 37g