{Makeover Mondays} Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Welcome all to Makeover Mondays! From now on, I’ll try to healthify all of my favorite unhealthy dishes, while keeping them delicious, of course! I think we all going to need lighter dishes after our crazy cookie and truffle consumption, aren’t we?

 

 


Good news is that we won’t have to spend January eating just boring salads. With these Makeover series, I’m hoping to give delicious food a healthier twist. This way, it’s possible to get back on track while still enjoying food other than greens!

(((((For the record guys, I love my greens. It’s just that I don’t want to feel like a rabbit most of the time ok)))))

 

 

I hope you enjoy these series as much as I’m loving to develop, write, shoot and eat these recipes!

Now, let’s move onto the food. The sooner I tell you about it, the better, because you should go make this for dinner as soon as possible. I’m not kidding, guys. You need to pop these babies in the oven pronto. Go! Go! Go!

 

 

I mean, who wouldn’t want these for dinner? It’s tender chicken breasts stuffed with ham and gooey cheese, and then rolled in breadcrumbs and topped with parmesan. All of it made in under an hour… Two words: dinner nirvana.

Thanks to the fact that I baked them instead of frying them, this dish is much lower in fat (which obviously allows you to grab another cookie, if you happen to be still craving them… I am). I also used low-fat cheese and whole grain bread crumbs instead of their unhealthier counterparts, but you wouldn’t tell the difference! My veggie-and-healthy-stuff hating brothers didn’t realize these were actually good for them. There was a big big fight over the last roll… and I’m not ashamed to confess that I was involved too. 

 

 

((For the record #2: I won that battle and got to eat that last roll hehe. I’m finally seeing results from all that kick-boxing I’m doing lately))

Kidding, I didn’t punch them. Though I would have… but I didn’t need to. They both surrendered  and kindly offered the last roll to me… Because they know that I’m the cookie boss here, and angry me equals no cookies for them. 

 

 

Man, I just re-read that last paragraph and it makes me look so evil.

I’m not. Oh well, I might be, but only when it concerns cookies and chicken cordon bleu rolls. Otherwise I’m quite a nice person… 

I should go back to the recipe instead of talking of my evil self. Yeah, make these. They’re healthy, delicious and easy to prepare. And oh, hey, they look fancy too. What’s not to love about them?

 

Skinny Chicken Cordon Bleu
Yields 12
Cheese and ham wrapped in chicken and topped with breadcrumbs and parmesan. Sounds decadent, but it's actually healthy!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 10 oz. chicken breasts (that's 3 small breasts)
  2. 200 grams ham (12 slices)
  3. 150 grams light havarti cheese (6 slices)
For the coating
  1. 3/4 cup wholewheat breadcrumbs
  2. 1 tsp. dried oregano
  3. 1 tsp. dried parsley
  4. 1/2 tsp. dried garlic
  5. 1/8 tsp. dried chili
  6. 1/8 tsp. salt
  7. 1 small egg
  8. 1 egg white
  9. 1 tablespoon skim milk
Extras
  1. 20 grams parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Slice each chicken breast to get 4 thin fillets.
  2. Lighty pound each slice to make it thinner.
  3. Season each fillet with salt and pepper
  4. Place a slice of ham on each fillet, followed by half an slice of cheese.
  5. Roll it tighlty and place in a baking tray, seam side down.
  6. Whisk egg, egg white and milk in a bowl.
  7. Whisk breadcrumbs and spices in a different bowl.
  8. Dip each roll in the egg mixture, then toss it in the breadcrumbs bowl.
  9. Place roll back in the baking tray.
  10. Repeat those steps which each roll.
  11. Sprinkle some parmesan on top of the rolls.
  12. Bake at 250ΒΊC (450F) for 20-25 minutes or until rolls are golden and cheese is oozing out.
Notes
  1. You can use your favorite light cheese.
  2. You can skip those 2tbsp. oof parmesan and drizzle rolls with olive oil instead.
  3. Don't mind the weighed amounts. I weighed my ingredients in order to make the calorie calculator work. The weight of the chicken, ham and cheese you're using doesn't matter.
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I hope you guys enjoyed the post. I’ve got real big plans for this Monday Makeover Thingy, so stay tuned! 

Now tell me: are you trying to get back on track after the massive cookie consumption? Or have you been eating healthily? Do you think you’ll like these series?

Have a lovely week, 

Consuelo

77 Comments

  • Reply Cindy Eikenberg December 30, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Consuelo, this looks very delicious and I think this will be a great series! Thanks for sharing this great recipe and I’m looking forward to more “healified” deliciousness! Hope you had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year! Pinning!

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you so much Cindy! Happy New Year to you too :–)

  • Reply Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness December 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Consuelo, these look perfect! The nutritional information makes me one happy girl! These pictures also make my eyes happy, I didn’t know that chicken could be so freakin’ gorgeous girl! So happy that you won the last roll, isn’t it great being the one that makes the cookies? πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you very much Taylor! Your comment made my day :–) xxx

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen December 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Oh my gosh Consuelo! You just made my mouth water, and it’s only 5 a.m. This chicken looks absolutely mouth-watering delicious! I’m pinning this one to make later! Yum! Have a Happy New Year!

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you very much, I hope you like it! And have a great new year too : )

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen December 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Yum! Your lightened Cordon Blue looks like it turned out absolutely perfect. I’m going to look forward to all of your Makeover Mondays. Have a great week and a Happy New Year!

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      It did, if I may say so myself haha ; ) Thank you! Happy New Year to you too! x

  • Reply Monica December 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I haven’t had chicken cordon blue in too long. Thanks for lightening it up and for inspiring me to make it happen for dinner soon. My 8-yr old son hasn’t had it and would adore it. Happy New Year!

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      I hope he’ll like it πŸ˜‰ Thank you! And happy new year to you all too! xx

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor December 30, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Love this series! And this dish looks amazing, such a beautiful presentation! Happy New Year, Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you so much Ashley! Happy New Year to you too! x

  • Reply Carmel Moments December 30, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I love makeover Mondays. That chicken looks amazing. I must try!
    Happy New Year!

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you Melanie! Happy New Year to you too :)

  • Reply Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder December 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Wow, I’ve gotta try this! Pinned to my board!

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks Natalie : )

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner December 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Oh yes, I’m always looking for healthy dishes…especially this time of the year after all of the holiday binging! I’m looking forward to this new series. :) Love chicken cordon bleu and this looks tasty. I really love that I can eat it without guilt.
    Have a happy new year, my friend!

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      So am I, thank you!! Happy new year to you too dear! x

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments December 30, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    This looks amazing, Consuelo! I used to love chicken cordon bleu, and for some reason forgot about it. Maybe this healthy version is just what I needed! Pinning. Happy New Year!

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you Marcie! I hope you’ll enjoy it! Happy New Year to you too ;–)

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} December 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I love the idea of makeover Mondays πŸ˜€ Looking forward to Mondays from now on (even though it is Mondays πŸ˜‰ )

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      haha yeah I know! ; ) Thanks! x

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven December 30, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Can you believe I’ve never tried Chicken Cordon Bleu? I feel like a sham!

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Never had I until I got a blog haha. I hope you get to try it soon ; )

  • Reply Trisha December 30, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I love sneakily healthy food dishes like this! My husband will love it and he won’t even know it’s so good for him. :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks Trisha πŸ˜€

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely December 30, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    These look delicious Consuelo! I’ll take this healthy version of food over salad any day. Great idea baking it. Can’t wait to try : )

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Thank you very much Natalie! I hope you love it :)

  • Reply Johlene December 30, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Skinny sounds good! Would have love to have a bite of this!
    Wanted to wish you Happy New Year, all the best for 2014!!! Xx

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Thank you very much Johlene! And Happy New Year to you too :)

  • Reply Vicky and Ruth / May I Have That Recipe? December 30, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    love the idea of makeover Mondays!

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you! xx

  • Reply makingthymeforhealth December 30, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I’m not a meat eater but I love a healthier version of any recipe. I’m excited to see what else you come up with!! :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Yay, thank you Sarah! xx

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes December 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    yum these look incredible!! happy new year chick :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks Christine! Happy New Year to you too : )

  • Reply Ashley December 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Love the sound of this new series Consuelo! I try to eat healthy 80-90% of the time, so I am always looking for new healthier recipes to make! And this sounds wonderful!

    • Reply Consuelo December 30, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you very much Ashley :–)

  • Reply Claire @ The Black Cat Kitchen December 30, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Gorgeous recipe as always Consuelo! Love the Monday makeover idea. Defo in need of some low fat recipes after Christmas!! Love this idea, they look so cute and delicious :-)

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:37 am

      Thank you so much Claire! xx

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes December 30, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of my husband’s all time favorite meals. He’d love this!! Your photos are amazing, by the way….

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:37 am

      Thank you very much Ashley! x

  • Reply Renee @ Two in the Kitchen December 31, 2013 at 2:17 am

    I love the idea of healthy make overs of great classics and these chicken roll ups look like a great dish!!!

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:37 am

      Thanks Renee! :–)

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life December 31, 2013 at 2:52 am

    What a way to kick off this series! Cordon bleu always looks amazing, but this healthy version puts it over the top. Haha, well, I think I would have to dust off my fighting skills for this dish, too :) Looks fantastic!

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:38 am

      Hahah thank you very much Mary Frances! x

  • Reply anecdotesandapples December 31, 2013 at 4:08 am

    I just finished dinner, but I am so hungry now! This looks amazing! And what a great way to start the series too. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:38 am

      Thanks Monet, I’m so glad you like this! x

  • Reply thecupcakeconfession December 31, 2013 at 5:45 am

    hahahhaha!!!!!! that paragraph about the roll fight!!!!!!! It’s hilarious!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ But honestly, if I were you, that would’ve been the exact same thing that I’d have done! These cordon bleu rolls look like a piece of heaven! OMG!!! they look so artistic and the photos are just WOW!!!! I’m sooooo excited for your Makeover Mondays series! Considering all the weight I’ve been piling up in my body this Holiday season, I need it.. because I simply cannot live like a rabbit too! πŸ˜€

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:38 am

      Aee thank you so much Samina, you’re the sweetest! :”)

  • Reply Cindy December 31, 2013 at 7:02 am

    I love this idea. I can’t wait to follow your Makeover Mondays. Chicken Cordon Bleu is my favorite! These look delicious. I love that cheese oozing out of them :)
    Happy New Year!

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:38 am

      Thanks Cindy! Happy New Year to you too ;–)

  • Reply Kelly December 31, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    This looks amazing! Pinning, I love the sound of Makeover Mondays and am looking forward to following along since I am always looking for healthier and lighter options to make for my family :) Hope you had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year Consuelo :)

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:40 am

      Thank you very much Kelly! Happy New Year to you too :–)

  • Reply BrunchTimeBaker December 31, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    What a beautiful dish and a beautiful presentation. The layers are wrapped evenly. Such a great dinner! Pinning!

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:44 am

      Thank you very much dear! x

  • Reply Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl December 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Oh my…. these look fabulous! Pinning!

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:55 am

      Thanks Kim : )

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl December 31, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Girl, this is beautiful – you did this dish good, real good! Happy New Year!

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:54 am

      Thanks Pamela! Happy New Year to you too! x

  • Reply Amy @ swiss miss in the kitchen December 31, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Aw this looks absolutely delicious!! I love love love your mondays makeover already!! :) Happy new dear dear and the best wishes for 2014!!
    xox Amy

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:54 am

      Thank you very much Amy! And same to you! xx

  • Reply blahnikbaker December 31, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I love this series!! What a great idea. This chicken cordon bleu looks delicious. And girl I love the pictures. That board is so beautiful and so versatile. Must hunt down lol! Happy New Year :)

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:53 am

      Thank you very much, my mum and I (mostly mum, I’m helpless at crafts) made it ourselves ;–) Happy New Year!

  • Reply Jessiker Bakes January 1, 2014 at 1:25 am

    As usual your pictures have totally gotten to me – so gorgeous! I could so see myself having this meal, talk about YUM! Happy New Year when it comes Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:52 am

      Thanks dear! Happy New Year to you too! x

  • Reply Jessiker Bakes January 1, 2014 at 1:40 am

    By the way love the idea for the series!

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:52 am

      Thanks : )

  • Reply Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen January 1, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    What a fun new series! I look forward to reading these posts as this lightened up Chicken Cordon Bleu looks scrumptious. And, I agree…it is best to change things up from time to time in between enjoying our salads. This dish is perfect for that! Thanks for sharing, Consuelo. Once again, Happy New Year!

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:47 am

      Thank you very much for the sweeet comment Stacy! And Happy New Year to you too! x

  • Reply Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet January 2, 2014 at 12:19 am

    LOVE this. My Hubby is a huge fan of cordon bleu! Pinned!

    • Reply Consuelo January 2, 2014 at 12:44 am

      Thank you so much Anna! :-)

  • Reply Anne ~ Uni Homemaker January 3, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I absolutely LOVE Chicken Cordon Bleu. This looks and sounds delicious Consuelo. Well done! :)

    • Reply Consuelo January 3, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Thanks Anne! xx

  • Reply cookingwithcurls January 5, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Wow, I would have never guessed that these have been healthified!!! They look absolutely delicious Consuelo. :)

    • Reply Consuelo January 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks Lisa! : )

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