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Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu
with broccoli in a French vinaigrette

Active: 20 min Total: 40 min

This American classic gets a healthy makeover by being baked instead of fried. This is also a great dish to get your kids involved. They'll love playing with the meat tenderizer and rolling up these goodies. Served with a side of broccoli, this meal hits the spot while being healthy too. The gluten-free and paleo version take advantage of almond flour and almond meal.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Chicken Cordon Bleu:
  • Chicken breasts - 1 lb, skinless & boneless
  • Almond flour - 1/2 cup
  • Eggs - 1 to 2
  • Water - 1 Tbsp
  • Almond meal - 1/2 cup
  • Dried thyme - 1/4 tsp
  • Ham or prosciutto - 4 slices
Broccoli in a French Vinaigrette:
  • Broccoli - 1 head, chopped
  • Shallots - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Red wine or sherry vinegar - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • EVOO, macadamia nut, or avocado oil - 3 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Chicken – Slice in half to make them thinner (You can also purchase them this way to save time). Season with salt and pepper. Place them between two sheets of parchment or wax paper. Pound with a meat tenderizer until they are flat and about ¼” in thinness. See video.
  2. Dredging stations – Mix together almond flour and salt & pepper in one bowl / dish. Whisk together egg and water in second bowl / dish. Mix together almond meal, thyme, generous pinch of salt, and some pepper in a third bowl / dish.

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Make

  1. Preheat oven to 450F (232C) degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and then spray with cooking oil.
  2. Place a slice of ham on top of the chicken and then roll. Set aside. You can secure them with a toothpick if needed.
  3. Dip the chicken into the flour mixture, then egg wash, then into the almond meal.
  4. Place chicken onto the baking sheet seam side down.
  5. Bake about 20 to 25 minutes, until until chicken has reached 165F (74C) degrees.
  6. 10 minutes before chicken is done, chop broccoli. Place in a microwave safe bowl. Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for 2 minutes.
  7. Mince shallots and mix with mustard, vinegar, and some salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk in oil. When broccoli is done, toss with your French vinaigrette, and enjoy as a side to your CCB!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (43)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (4)
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Vegetarian (0)

20 reviews

Chicken was yummy. I seasoned the chicken more than the recipe required and I am glad I did. Dressing for broccoli would work on a salad too. Had my young daughter help, we had a good time.

By: Glendalis
Posted: May 05, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

A quick, easy and tasty chicken cordon bleu. We had asparagus on the side in place of the broccoli.

By: Melissa
Posted: Jun 02, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We liked it and even let our young kids help make it. It was a big messy hit all around. We made with roasted broccoli instead.

By: Katie
Posted: Nov 07, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Ah.mazing.

By: Elizabeth
Posted: Apr 13, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

It was good and it was easy to make but when I think of chicken cordon bleu, I think of more oozy cheese I guess.. It was great, but I think I'd alter the recipe a bit next time.. We did not make the broccoli.

By: Emily
Posted: Oct 19, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yummy and so easy!

By: Emily
Posted: Aug 14, 2015
Diet: Paleo
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