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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 287.2
  • Total Fat: 16.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 95.5 mg
  • Sodium: 370.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 32.8 g

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Single-Serving California-Style Chicken Cordon Bleu

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Single-Serving California-Style Chicken Cordon Bleu

Introduction

This recipe takes a traditional French dish and gives it a California twist. A good portion of the fat comes from the avocado, which has mostly heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. This recipe takes a traditional French dish and gives it a California twist. A good portion of the fat comes from the avocado, which has mostly heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    4 ounces boneless chicken breast
    pinch salt and pepper
    1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    1 ounce extra lean ham
    1 slice avocado
    1 slice fresh tomato
    1 ounce Monterey Jack Cheese

Tips

This recipe serves one, but go ahead and make a few more servings so you'll have leftovers.


Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Wash and pat dry the chicken, remove any visible fat. Place chicken in a zip lock bag. Pound out the chicken to a 1/2 to 3/4 inch thickness. Season with salt and pepper. Heat saute pan then add oil. Saute chicken until browned on both sides. Remove chicken from the saute pan and place into an oven safe baking dish. Sear ham in the hot pan just until browned. Place ham on top of the chicken. Continue to layer with the tomato, avocado and then cheese. Bake until chicken reaches 165 degrees F and cheese is bubbly. Serve warm.

TIP: Try adding the avocado after the chicken is baked and serve it as a garnish.






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  • Incredible!
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    We tried this for dinner this evening. Instead of Avocado, we added Asparagus. My husband is not a fan of asparagus, and I had never tried it until this meal. OUTCOME: WE LOVED IT! This was a very EASY and TASTEY meal! Will definitely make it again!! - 3/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Made this tonight. Everyone loved it. Ended up baking the chicken about 20 minutes. Think next time I will wait till 10 mins left on time to add the cheese and tomato. Added avocado afterwards. But all and all delicious! - 1/6/10

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I liked this! Very easy and quick to make. I baked the chicken for about 20 minutes. I also used Canadian Bacon for the ham. Turned out great! - 3/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Made this even skinnier by pounding the chicken super thin and wrapping all the ingredients inside, then omitting the oil and baking the whole thing so that they were chicken filled pockets of GOOD! Very yummy and easy transporting for complete lunches! - 4/18/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Oh, this is heavenly! I wouldn't mind having this 3-4 times a week. My autistic daughter wouldn't eat fresh fruits, except if it's mixed with delicious meals like this and I blend the avocado with a half a cup of her favorite yogurt. - 5/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. Even my kids loved it. I lightly breaded the chicken. I also cooked it with the ham for 15 minutes then added the tomato, avacado and cheese. Then I broiled until it was browned and bubbly on the top. Delish! - 2/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I never thought to pound in a baggie! Saves a lot of mess! - 3/7/10

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! Like a california burger without the bun. Also very easy to make. - 1/13/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Where is the recipe for the picture? - 5/22/13

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I appreciate the simplicity. Not sure what a "slice" of avocado is. But I wonder if there is any relationship between the recipe and the photograph? - 5/22/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Simply delicious. Definitely will make again! I didn't use the pinch of salt, and it was still quite salty. Might try to look for low sodium ham next time. - 6/15/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of my boyfriends favorites as soon as I saw this I wanted to make it for him. He is a really good cook and does not eat to healthy so I was not sure if he liked it but he did! and I did too! - 7/12/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would like to see what THIS recipe is supposed t look like, I know what a traditional Chicken Cordon Bleu looks like! I never make the recipes on here if a picture of one thing is show that does not look anything like the recipe. I would rather have no picture that this very blatant deception - 5/22/14

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    And is wonderful put with pico de gallo - 5/22/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I usually make Cordon Bleu w/ ham, mushrooms & Swiss, but this was a nice change. I also rolled it all up inside the chicken and baked the whole thing for 40 mins at 350d. Just a note, the nutritional breakdown doesn't include the calories for the avocado or the ham. - 5/22/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good. A little too salty for my taste...next time I probably won't add the sprinkle of salt and maybel not the pepper. - 4/4/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So Easy and so flavorful! YUM! Will DEFINITELY have again (soon!) - 1/26/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I liked it a lot, my kids loved it except for the tomato and avocado :-). I don't usually eat tomatoes myself but with the cheese and ham it was alright. - 8/15/10

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  • Made it tonight just as directed and both DH and I loved it. Nice remake of the original. - 5/25/13

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  • Loved it - added italian seasoning, garlic powder and parmesian cheese - 5/24/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Was wondering what to make for dinner tonight - Now I know. Looks great! - 5/22/13

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  • Can the calories be adjusted to include the avocado and ham? - 5/22/13

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  • So tasty! Paired with an avocado, tomato and red onion salad for a very filling meal. - 3/8/13

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  • easy to make - 12/16/12

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  • Loved the California twist. Excellent. - 12/16/12

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