|Low Carb, Wheat-Free Cordon Bleu - a chicken breast stuffed with Swiss cheese, nitrate and gluten free ham and then breaded in almond flour - french and fantastic!|
|Gluten and Nitrate free ham - and not a bad price!|
|Chicken Breast Stuffed with Ham and oozing with Swiss - yum!|
Wheat-Free Chicken Cordon Swiss
3 large Chicken Breasts
3 thick slices of Swiss cheese
3 thin slices of nitrate free, gluten free ham (if possible), cut into small strips
2/3 cup almond meal (almond flour would work as well)
1 tbsp golden ground flax seed
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 egg, well beaten
2 tbsp butter, melted
If chicken breasts are frozen, I usually make an insert in the chicken using a knife when they are still partially frozen. Its easier that way but if they are thawed it will work too - just might take a bit more patience. I try to leave an external opening of only about an inch or two wide but run the knife through the inside of the chicken to make a pocket for the stuffing (be careful to not go through the other side). See picture below.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put half of the melted butter in a glass 9 x 13 pan. Mix your breading together and place in a shallow pan. Put the egg in a separate shallow pan. Once your chicken is fully thawed, stuff one piece of Swiss and 1/3 of the ham into the chicken pocket. "Sew" the pocket closed using two toothpicks. Roll the chicken breast in the egg and then in the breading and place it the pan. Repeat. Drip the other half of the butter over the top of the breaded chicken breasts.
Bake for 45 -50 minutes or until juices run clear and breading is crispy. Take it out of the oven and use a spoon to pour any of the drippings/butter back on top of the chicken breasts. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Voila - mademoiselle you just made wheat-free, low carb chicken cordon bleu.
I served with balsamic glazed brussel sprouts - recipe to come soon!
|Hate to leave you with a picture of raw chicken but thought you might like to see one with toothpicks and one that is being stuffed.....hope that helps.|