Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dry pasta
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 cups croutons, crushed
  • 1/4  cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 egg whites, whisked
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 6 slices of smoked ham, thinly sliced
  • 6 Swiss cheese slices, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp. honey mustard dressing

Directions:

  1. Wash and pat dry chicken breasts.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over chicken; set aside.
  3. Combine seasoned crouton crumbs and parmesan cheese in a large zip-top plastic bag.
  4. Whisk together egg whites and water in a shallow bowl.
  5. Dip chicken in egg white mixture, and drain.
  6. Place 1 breast half in bag; seal and shake to coat.
  7. Preheat oven to 450F.
  8. Remove and transfer to a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined baking sheet, and repeat with remaining chicken.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is done.
  10. Top each breast half with 2 ham slices and 2 cheese slices.
  11. Prepare pasta according to packaging instructions.
  12. Bake chicken for 5 more minutes or until cheese melts.
  13. Drain pasta.
  14. Chop chicken into bite sized pieces.
  15. Toss with pasta, olive oil and honey mustard dressing.
  16. Serve with a veggie of your choice!


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