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Crispy Parmesan Chicken a la Cordon Bleu

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Crispy Parmesan Chicken a la Cordon Bleu
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6
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The addition of ham turns this tasty Chicken Helper® crispy Parmesan chicken dinner into a version of Chicken Cordon Bleu.

Ingredients

1 1/3
cups hot water
1 1/2
cups milk
2
tablespoons butter
1
box Chicken Helper™ crispy Parmesan chicken
1
cup diced cooked ham
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1
tablespoon milk
2
tablespoons butter
1
tablespoon vegetable oil

Topping

1
tablespoon butter
1/4
cup shredded Swiss cheese (1 oz), if desired

Directions

  • 1 In 2-quart nonstick saucepan, stir hot water, 1 1/2 cups milk, 2 tablespoons butter, and the sauce mix and uncooked pasta (from Chicken Helper box). Heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 12 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender. Remove from heat; stir in ham. Cover to keep warm. Sauce will thicken as it stands.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cut each chicken breast into 3 to 5 slices, holding knife at an angle. Slices should be about 1/2 inch thick. Reserve 2 tablespoons seasoned crumbs (from Chicken Helper box).
  • 3 Place chicken in medium bowl. Add 1 tablespoon milk to moisten. Add remaining crumbs to coat chicken.
  • 4 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter and the oil over medium heat until butter is melted. Carefully add chicken to hot butter mixture; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low. Turn chicken; cook 4 to 6 minutes longer or until golden brown and centers are no longer pink.
  • 5 Meanwhile, in 7-inch skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter; stir in reserved 2 tablespoons crumbs. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, just until crumbs are brown. Remove from heat.
  • 6 Place pasta in serving dish; top with chicken and sprinkle with buttered crumbs and cheese.
Tips  

Like a hearty version of macaroni and cheese, this tasty dinner needs just a green salad to make it a complete meal.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
170
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
(
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
,
Trans Fat
1/2g
)
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
1050mg
44%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
,
Sugars
3g
)
Protein
29g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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