07 April 2009

Whatcha Eating?

I just had to share this one because it was a huge hit tonight with the family! I just love it when I make something new and everyone likes it.

Here is a picture of my plate:

Here is the recipe from Hungry Girl for the chicken:

Rhapsody in Bleu
Warm chicken wrapped around melted cheese and juicy ham that won't break the calorie bank!?

Ingredients:
  • One 5-oz. raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast cutlet
  • 1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, room temperature (I used the garlic and herb flavored.)
  • 1 oz. (about 3 slices) 97 - 98% fat-free ham slices (I only had 3 slices in the house so I used one thin slice per chicken breast and that was enough!)
  • salt and black pepper, to taste (I added garlic and onion powder too!)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put chicken in a large sealable plastic bag, squeeze out as much air as you can, and seal. Using a meat tenderizer or a can, carefully pound chicken through the bag until it is about 1/4-inch thick.
Remove chicken from the bag, and season to taste with salt and pepper on both sides.
Lay the chicken flat and spread the cheese wedge over it.
Evenly layer the ham slices on top of the cheese.
Starting with one of the longer sides (or any side, if it's square), tightly roll up the chicken breast cutlet, and secure with toothpicks.
Place chicken roll in a baking dish lined with foil and/or sprayed with nonstick spray, and then cover the baking dish with foil. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Carefully remove the foil covering the dish. Continue to bake (uncovered) for an additional 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING
Serving Size: 1 chicken cordon bleu (entire recipe)
Calories: 222
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 692mg
Carbs: 2g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 40g
POINTS® value 5*


I served our new yummy chicken creation with some roasted cauliflower and broccoli (put light spray of olive oil pam and sprinkle w/ salt, pepper, garlic powder and put in hot oven until "toasted") and some fresh blanched asparagus that I picked in my flower bed right before dinner!

Oh and before I forget, when I posted the recipe for Mexican Lasagna, I got several questions about hominy. I hadn't thought to answer those questions until now when I watched Dr. Oz on Oprah today and there was Oprah grinding up some hominy (they just called it lye soaked corn) to make these tortillas and tamales. Good southerners love grits (ground up hominy) so when I mentioned it in my recipe, I didn't even think about it being more of a regional food. I say, if you have never tried it then get some and try it! I prefer Bush's hominy as they don't have any added fat in the can as some of the store brands appear to have.

So tell me, whatcha eating?
What is your favorite "healthy" meal or what are you fixing for dinner?


For more Wordful Wednesday head on over to Angie's place.
And this dinner definately Works For Me!

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17 comments:

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh look at all those yummy veggies!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh so luscious.

My Wordful is posted now. Thing is, the photos aren't of good quality this time since I had to photograph them through the dining room window.

Happy Wednesday to you.

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Looks yummy!!! I am finding so many dinner ideas today...I will have to add this one to my to eat list!!

Susie said...

That looks so good:-)

Bluestocking said...

It's amazing, but the best way to eat healthy is to make food using herbs and spices for flavoring rather than frying or using sauces.

Looks delish!!

blueviolet said...

Looks delicious!

Christina said...

Looks sooo yummy! Yay that your asparagus is doing well! I LOVE that stuff. Oh, but for the record, I'm a southerner who does NOT like hominy or grits!

Coco said...

Looks yummy & only 222 calories? I must try this!! Thank you for sharing.

angie said...

Coco took the words right out of my mouth. Seriously, exactly what I was going to say! :)

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

I just ate and I am hungry! YUM!

shopannies said...

Looks like a great country meal thanks for sharing

Nap Warden said...

I'm pretty boring, and pretty basic. Salmon and broc. Yours looks better:P

Honey Mommy said...

That looks delicious! I will definitely have to try it out!

I am impressed that you grow asparagus. Is it hard? I have always wanted to grow my own because I love it and it is so expensive!

Dawn said...

I saw that recipe in the hungry girl e-mail I get and I thought it looked really good. Glad you tried it and liked it.

So you grow asparagus? Is it hard? When did you plant it? I would love to do that b/c it is expensive at the store and I eat it often.

Christie O. said...

ok YUM!!!!! THAT SOUNDS AMAZING!!!! and seriously 222 calories???? bookmarking!!!

Lawanda said...

Hey! I just got back from vaca! Did I seriously WIN the flax?!?!?! Do ya need my email? it is mama4joy at hotmail dot com :) :) :)

Your food looks yum!!! :)

Krystyn said...

Oh, that looks delish!