February 3, 2011

Chick N' Cordon YUCK!

This week I finally got back to cooking out of my Hungry Girl Book! I've been loving my Guilt Free Cooking Cook Book so much that I've been neglecting my poor 200 Under 200 cookbook!

Unfortunately my recipe from it didn't make my taste buds happy! But I'm going to share anyways because there is only one reason I wasn't happy with this recipe and it's an easy thing to alter!

I made Hungry Girl's Chick N' Cordon Bleu and for this you will need chicken breasts, Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese, Fat Free Deli Ham (they call for 98% but I could only find 96% so I figured that'd be okay.), and salt & pepper!

First things first preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then lay your chicken out on a cutting board, cover with plastic wrap and take whatever tool you choose to pound it out! You want your chicken breasts to be on the thinner side because you will be rolling up later.

Take one wedge of Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese per breast and smear it across them like your putting cream cheese on a bagel!

Lay a piece of your fat free ham across the cheese!

Then get to rolling! You will want to roll each breast up into something like this and then secure it with toothpicks. You don't want your chicken coming unrolled while it's baking so make sure the toothpicks are in securely.

Cover them up with foil and bake them for about 30 minutes. Then take out and remove the foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes.

And VOILA! You have yourself a nice little piece of Chicken Cordon Bleu without all the fancy preparations that I'm sure it takes for traditional Cordon Bleu. Honestly I have no idea cause I've never made it.

Now for the bad news! While I think I could enjoy this more this one didn't do the trick. It's been officially declared I am not a fan of the Laughing Cow Cheese. I've tried multiple types and each time I haven't liked it. I do however want ot make this again with a different type of light swiss cheese because I can see the potential for greatness in this recipe! I highly recommend giving this a try but I would change up the cheese if I were you! Enjoy!


Connie said...

I will remember that!!! looks yum though!!!

Tracy said...

It does look good.
I have done something similar but put stuffing in the chicken instead :)

Lyssa said...

Here's a trip... I worked for hungry girl briefly! It didn't go too well :\

Bella said...

Thanks Connie :)

Tracy - I think I will have to try it with Stuffing cause that sounds AWESOME. And I love love love stuffing!

Alyssa - OH NO WAY!! That sucks. I am so IN LOVE/OBSESSED with Hungry Girl!


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