Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Chicken Cordon Bleu Style

4 WWPP Posted by 4 years ago 25 Comments

I’ve been wanting to post this idea for 3 days now! Aomething always seemed to get in my way. So sorry for the delay.

Anyway…. I LOVE when people send me recipes! This one came direct from Cindy who shares my Laughing Cow Cheese obsession.

It’s so simple, so tasty and So FUN!

Surprisingly BOTH the husband and child ate it without complaint! Actually that’s not true. The Little Guy did complain after the first bite but when I reminded him that he liked all the things it was made of and that he helped make them, he took another bite and said they weren’t “that bad.” Then he continued to eat the entire one I cut up for him. Go figure.

Sometimes I really think kids just say they don’t like new things by default.

The husband actually said he wouldn’t mind if I made it again. That’s a rare compliment! He ate two leftover as he happened not to be home for dinner the night I made them.

Chicken Cordon Bleu StyleHere’s what I did. It varied slightly from Cindy’s because I didn’t even check her recipe again before making it. I was just too excited by the inspiration!

  • 6 chicken tenderloins (each just over 2 oz each totaling about 12 oz)
  • 3 wedges of The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss
  • 3 oz of thin slices deli ham
  • 1 egg
  • About 1 cup Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs (I made my own, see below)
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

If you don’t have tenderloins you can most certainly use breasts and cut them in half. I just happen to have a bag of those individual frozen tenderloins in the freezer. I pulled them out and defrosted. Then I solicited the kid for help…

What 5 year old doesn’t like to pound things with a hammer? ;)

Pound the chicken to about 1/4 of an inch. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You are just going for flatness to make them easier to roll.

Pull out the Laughing Cow wedge.

I forgot to listen to and pull mine out early so it’s room temperature. That makes it easier to spread. Regardless spread about 1/2 a wedge on each piece of chicken.

Top with the ham.

Create your roll and breading station complete with whisked egg in one bowl, bread crumbs on a plate and cheesy 5 year old.

Roll the chicken from the smaller side to the wider side.

There should be no need to secure. The rolls are small enough to remain closed.

Dip the roll in the whisked egg.

Roll in the breadcrumbs.

SIde note: You can use store bought or make your own real quick. I crumbled 2 slices of sprouted wheat bread, along with garlic powder, onion powder, italian seasoning and parsley in my Magic Bullet. It made about double what I needed. Next time I’ll only use one slice.

Place in a baking dish that is sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Repeat for all pieces.

Spray the tops with a bit more spray and place in a preheated 350 degree oven.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. The cheese may start to ooze out. Doesn’t it look delicious?!

Marvel are your cute little rolls. :)

Enjoy with “the boys.”

Make dinner fun. <– just an extra tip from this tic tac toe playing momma. ;)

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
6 1 rolled chicken
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
180 4g 1g old: 4 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
1g 1g 11g 23g

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    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    June 10, 2011

    Oh. My. Goodness! I know what I'm making for lunch Sunday! I have some Trader Joe's chicken tenderloins and panko just begging to be used! Reply


    June 10, 2011

    LOVE this idea. Reply


    June 10, 2011

    Cool, I'm going to try this. Reply


    June 10, 2011

    Not a ham fan myself, but I bet you could put broccoli in there instead and it would be delicious! Ooohh...can't get to my kitchen for hours. How SAD! :) Reply


    June 10, 2011

    I make a variation of this using cheese, scallions, sometimes ham. I use a mustard/olive oil mayo combination for breading instead of eggs. I use about 2 parts mustard to 1 part mayo, brush on the chicken to coat, then bread crumb. The mustard gives some extra flavor. I've never tried it with laughing cow, I will next time! Reply


    June 10, 2011

    LOVE the mustard idea! Some honey mustard with egg whites would be great!! Reply

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

    June 10, 2011

    I may have to start eating ham so I can make this. It looks delish! Reply


    June 10, 2011

    These look fantastic. What can one substitute for ham in this recipe? Would smoked salmon, or turkey bacon work? Reply


    June 11, 2011

    Delicious! I make a very similar recipe only I use ground up whole wheat stuffing mix for my breading. Reply


    June 11, 2011

    Now that's a good idea! Reply


    June 11, 2011

    That looks great and easy enough to adapt to whatever chicken one might have on hand! I have some chicken thighs in the fridge and am thinking I might make a variation of this for dinner tonight! Awesome! Reply


    June 11, 2011

    This looks amazing! I can't wait to try this! I am also thinking about adding home dijon to the inside of the roll before it bakes. Yummo! Reply


    June 11, 2011

    Looks fabulous. You know what else you could add in the roll? Spinach! I recently bought a frozen entree like that which was stuffed with cheesy broccoli in the center. Reply


    June 11, 2011

    Leila - Think turkey bacon would be fabulous! ANd some of the suggestions others made like broccoli and even mustard! Reply

    Lindsay Morrison

    June 11, 2011

    Do you have to turn them over halfway through baking? Reply


    June 11, 2011

    I didn't. I guess you can but I don't see why it's necessary. Reply

    Brandi G

    June 16, 2011

    Loved this! So quick and easy! My daughters don't like ham so I made them ones with the Laughing Cow Light Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella flavor and sandwich pepperoni. They thought the cheese was a little strong so maybe next time I'd use the original flavor (but they don't like ham so why take their opinion? LOL). These were very tasty. Thanks! Reply


    June 20, 2011

    I have followed your blogs since weightwatchen and have never left a comment. I have always loved how easy your recipes are to prepare. I tried this recipe, as chicken can become boring cooked the same old way. It was great. Even my hubby and kids ate it. Thank you for inspiring me to be courageous in my kitchen. Reply


    July 25, 2011

    A new favorite! Easy and oh so good! Reply


    August 30, 2011

    I made this last night and it was a HUGE hit with my whole family! Loved this recipe. I especially loved the homemade breadcrumbs - which it never occurred to me to try before but was so much better than store-bought. My 2-yr old, who has shunned meat for about the last month, even ate this! Thanks for the great recipe! Reply


    October 11, 2011

    How many ounces of ham do you put on each piece of chicken? Looks amazing! Reply


    October 11, 2011

    About a half ounce each. Doesn't have to be exact. Reply


    April 1, 2012

    I just started followng you blog and absolutely loved this recipe!! It's so yummy!!! Great to have such a versatile and delicious chicken recipe that can be switched up depending on what "stuffers" I have in the house! I also used mustard instead of the egg (I prefer it), but I used dijon mustard. The second time I made the chicken, I used Laughing Cow cheese, roasted red peppers, spinach, and a little roasted garlic. Yum! Thanks for the great recipe!! Reply


    April 16, 2012

    Roni you did it again 2 nights in a row! It was delicious and the Husband approved. I made my own italian bread crumb mix using your guide and Gillians Gluten Free Breadcrumbs. Thanks again for the healthy inspirations!!! Reply


    August 24, 2015

    Thanks so much for the Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe. I made it for dinner tonight and all three of my kids RAVED...& they are some picky eaters. Reply