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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!
    6 of 6 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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  • Easier than the traditional way! - 12/16/12

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  • I would definitely make this again - good combination of flavors and seemed like such a yummy meal ...felt like I was cheating. I might marinate the chicken next time or add a few spices, but overall as this was great. - 7/14/12

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  • LOVED IT!!!! - 7/1/12

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  • Very tasty. - 7/5/11

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  • Good - even better the next day on raw spinach - 2/3/11

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  • I loved this. I am not much for liking ham but the tomato and avocado really toned done the flavor of the ham. I will definitely have this again!! - 2/2/11

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  • This was simple and delicious. I served the avocado on the side. It was also great leftover then next day. The flavour combination really gave the chicken a lift. - 1/23/11

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  • This was delicious, and so easy! My husband doesn't like avocado, so I used red onion instead, and finished it under the broiler instead of in the oven. He loved it! I will definitely make this again! - 1/15/11

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  • Just made this tonight for dinner...super easy & very tasty. It was incredibly moist, too! I used natural deli ham, since it was thinly sliced, used salt-free seasoning blend, and saved the avocado for a garnish. Served it with pasta and salad. DELISH. Thank you - will be making again :) - 1/11/11

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  • This is our new favorite!! Very easy and quick. I put the tomato and cheese on after 10 min. of baking then baked 10 min. more. The avacado went on after it was done, so that it didn't get mushy. Yum!! - 1/8/11

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  • Avocado was all gooey when I cut it open, so I used onion instead and it has to be the best meal I ever made. Thanks - 1/7/11

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  • This recipe is excellent. I used 2% pepper jack cheese for a little spice. Definitely a keeper - 1/6/11

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  • this was very good, my husband even liked it. - 1/5/11

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  • All my favorite foods in one dish. What's not to like. Also dishes for one person are hard to find. - 1/5/11

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  • Delicious! I used Canadian bacon and added avocado after cooking. Will make again! - 1/5/11

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  • It was good; however, the next time I make it, I will add more seasoning as it was a little bland, and I accidentally overcooked it because I didn't realize how fast it would cook - it was done after 15 minutes in the oven. - 1/4/11

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  • Try using chicken cutlets instead of breasts- you won't have to pound them to the right thickness. Yum! - 1/4/11

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  • Super tastey!!! I cut the calories a bit by using 2% cheese and instead of sauteeing in 1 T of Vegetable Oil, I subsituted 1 tsp of oil for flavor and 2 tsps of chicken stock instead. Oh, and thank you for the suggestions on using asparagus! Delicious! - 1/4/11

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  • YES CALIFORNIA STYLE IS GOOD . SEEMS I MUST LEARN MORE ABOUT IT SO I CAN ADD MORE WONDERFUL RECEIPES TO MY OWN LIST . - 1/4/11

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  • very good - 1/4/11

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  • trying it when my husband comes home...leaving out the tomato...he doesn't like tomatoes - 1/4/11

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  • I can't wait to try this recipe! - 1/4/11

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  • sounds good! - 1/4/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. - 1/4/11

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  • I almost did not open this recipe as I hate the idea of rolling a chicken breast. Now that I did open and know I only have to pound it I think I will try this. I love avocado and husband does not, but I think he will like this. - 1/4/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    looks good - 1/4/11

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  • Our Canadian bacon and asparagus made this perfect. - 1/4/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this. - 1/4/11

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  • I'm always looking for different ways to serve chicken breast and this is definitely a keeper! Even my hubby liked it!! - 12/17/10

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  • This was excellent! I saved the avocado for a garnish after it cooked. My husband enjoyed this one too! - 12/5/10

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  • absolutely delicious. - 11/30/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've never tried chicken cordon bleu but this sounds easy and tasty. I'm not sure about the avocado but for those that like it this way I can add it or keep it out like mine. - 9/10/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    looks good - 7/27/10

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  • Filling and very tasty. If the calories weren't that many, I might eat it daily! :) - 7/21/10

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  • My family loved this recipe! (Even my 16 month old son!) It is delicious. Instead of sauteing the chicken in oil, I used olive oil cooking spray to save on fat. - 7/8/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I would like to try this sometime soon. - 6/14/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    YAY <3 this! - 6/7/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a very tasty and healthy meal, and I will try it very soon. - 6/7/10

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  • GREAT! - 6/6/10

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  • This was delicious and very filling! I served it with cous cous and asparagus, YUM! - 5/11/10

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  • Very good and very easy. I left off the avocado and used mozz. cheese. - 5/1/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Family is having this for dinner and I will taste but it sure sounds to be great. We will make with mozzarella cheese!
    MMMMMMMMM good!! - 3/14/10

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  • DELICIOUS! Even my kids ate it, and they're picky. I used 2% cheese and it was just as yummy. - 2/19/10

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  • Thanks for a healthy, tasty recipe - 2/2/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good and it combines my favorites. I happen to have all the ingredients so I'll be making it tonight! Thanks - 1/1/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This could be one of my favorites! I love Avocado and the substitute of Monteroy Jack cheese for Swiss is super! Fradol - 12/11/09

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