Keto/Low-Carb Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu
Updated: Aug 27
This was inspired by Cordon Bleu Day (Apr. 4). It's pretty fast & easy and it has: ~275 cals, 39.5 g protein, 2.5 carbs.
I thought the dish had been around for a long time, but it has only been around since the 1940s.
"The origins of cordon bleu as aschnitzelfilled withcheeseare inBrig, Switzerland, probably about the 1940s, first mentioned in a cookbook from 1949. The earliest reference to "chicken cordon bleu" inThe New York Timesis dated to 1967, while similarvealrecipes are found from at least 1955."
"A cordon bleu or schnitzel cordon bleu is a dish of meat wrapped around cheese (or with cheese filling), then breaded and pan-fried or deep-fried.Vealorpork cordon bleuis made of veal or pork pounded thin and wrapped around a slice ofhamand a slice of cheese, breaded, and then panfriedorbaked.Forchicken cordon bleuchicken breast is used instead of veal.Ham cordon bleuis ham stuffed with mushrooms and cheese."
National Cordon Bleu Day
"It’s National Cordon Bleu Day! Did you know that “cordon bleu” means “blue ribbon” in French? In the 1500s, the Order of the Knights of the Holy Spirit became known as “Les Cordon Bleus.” The knights used a blue ribbon to hang their talisman, and eventually the term became associated with distinction and honor. Today, we still award blue ribbons for excellence!
In the culinary world, cordon bleu is a savory roulade dish made with chicken (or veal), ham, and Swiss cheese. Contrary to popular belief, chicken cordon bleu did not originate at Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school. As with most dishes, it evolved over time and first appeared in America during the 1960s.
To celebrate National Cordon Bleu Day, cook up some delicious chicken cordon bleu for your family to enjoy tonight! Bon appétit! "
Here is what I used:
- Grilled chicken breast (this one was frozen and already cooked)
- Ham (I put 2 slices)
- Cheese (I put 2 slices)
- Shredded parmesan cheese
Instead of using breading, I made a parmesan crisp as I described in my new cookbook (only $2.99) and before on here.
-- There are a lot of things you can do with parmesan crisps that you wouldn't expect.
-- It's fun, tasty, low-carb and has protein.
-- Also, it's a good way to use cheese that you think might be going bad. Check it out!
** Search "27 from 27 cookbook" on Amazon or links below.
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I defrosted it and then microwaved the chicken breast and cooked it for about 2 min.
Then after the chicken was warm, I added ham and cheese and microwaved it for 1 min. 15 sec. I didn't microwave it all together from the start because then the cheese would have been burnt & not melt-y.
That's it! Give it a try! We are good at this!