I LOVE Chicken Cordon Bleu. I was excited to come across this recipe in the Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook. There is an amazing selection of "favorites" and this was definitely a winner!
8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 t pepper
8 slices lean deli ham (around 1 oz. each)
1.5 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2/3 cup fat-free milk
1 cup crushed cornflakes (You know me...I stuck to Panko!)
1 t paprika
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t salt
Sauce: *Not pictured...my sauce wasn't very photogenic...)
1 can reduced fat reduced sodium condensed cream of chicken soup undiluted
1/2 c fat-free sour cream
1 t lemon juice
Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Sprinkle with pepper; place a ham slice and 3 T of cheese down the center of each piece. Roll up and tuck in ends; secure with toothpicks. Pour the milk into a shallow bowl. In another bowl, combine the cornflakes, paprika, garlic powder and salt. Dip chicken in milk, then roll in crumbs.
Place in a 13x9 in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk the soup, sour cream and lemon juice until blended; heat through. Discard toothpicks from chicken and serve with sauce.