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Chicken Cordon Bleu, Spinach Salad

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Is it Blue or Bleu? I never know.  We’ll go with “Bleu” for this Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe.

Chicken cordon bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu, Spinach Salad, Parmesan Zoodles-N-Noodles

Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Recipe Type: 90/10 Regular
Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 4

Ingredients

Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • salt pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices uncured ham
  • 4 slices swiss cheese
  • 1 egg white beaten with 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 cup 100% whole grain breadcrumbs

Spinach Salad

  • 5 oz baby spinach
  • 16 strawberries stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced on the vertical

Candied Pecans

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup raspberry fruit-only preserves such as Polaner
  • 2/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu: Preheat oven to 375. Flatten chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thick. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Top each breast with 1 slice ham and 1 slice cheese. Roll up. Secure with toothpicks. Dip each rolled chicken breast in egg white mixture, then dredge in breadcrumbs. Place in a baking dish. Bake at 375 for 25-35 minutes.

Spinach Salad

  • Divide spinach equally among 4 bowls. Top each bowl with 1/4 the strawberries and 1/4 the onions. Drizzle each with about 2 Tbsp. dressing. Top each bowl with 1/4 c. nuts.

Candied Pecans

  • Heat large skillet over medium-low heat. Add pecans. Cook 2-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown. Add honey and salt. Stir to combine. Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet, and allow to cool to room temperature.

Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender or shaker cup. Blend or shake to combine.
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