Mmmm, chicken cordon bleu! The French term “Cordon Bleu” translates to “Blue RIbbon”. There are many variations of the dish, but all involve a cutlet (usually chicken or veal) that is wrapped around cheese (usually Swiss) and cured pork (such as ham or prosciutto), then breaded and pan-fried or baked (we’ll be doing the latter!)
This recipe makes 4 servings which translates into 1 piece of cordon bleu chicken per serving, but at just 175 calories each, I’ll usually have two for dinner – a delicious way to meet my daily protein requirements!
For those of you that prefer/don’t mind pounding your own chicken breasts into flat cutlets, feel free – however, I built this recipe using pre-cut thin chicken breast cutlets (brand: Maple Leaf Prime), as they’re always readily available at my grocery store. Easey peasey! Continue reading →
I have a newly-found love relationship with extra-lean ground chicken and turkey meat. (Perhaps, I might love the chicken just a little bit more, as I find the turkey can dry out more easily).
They’re packed full of protein, low calorie, and incredibly versatile. Anything you can make with ground beef or ground pork, you can make with ground chicken or turkey. I love it in meatballs (see this recipe), in place of ground beef in salads or chili, and now, in these delicious chicken patties. Continue reading →
Who doesn’t love slow cookers? You toss in your ingredients in the morning, head to work, and 8 or 9 hours later you return home to a delicious-smelling house and dinner warm and waiting to be served. Continue reading →