55 min 8
Chicken Cordon Bleu
A restaurant classic gets the keto makeover with a surprise ingredient for the outer, crispy breading. Pork rinds substitute for bread crumbs to create a crunch that's not only unique but also extra flavorful. Serve with steamed vegetables or Cauliflower Mash for a filling meal.
Cooking spray for the baking dish
18 ounces thinly sliced chicken thighs (about 8 pieces)
8 ounces pork rinds
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon dried parsley
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 ounces (3 slices) deli ham, halved divided
2 ounces (3 slices) Swiss cheese, halved, divided
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, divided
Directions Preparing:25 minCooking:30 min
Step 1Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Step 2Coat the baking dish with cooking spray.
Step 3On a flat surface, place the chicken thighs between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound the chicken until the pieces are all about ¼ inch thick. Set aside.
Step 4In a food processor, pulse the pork rinds into a find powder. Transfer to a large bowl.
Step 5To the ground pork rinds, add the Parmesan cheese, parsley, oregano, basil, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Mix the coating thoroughly.
Step 6In a medium bowl, beat the eggs.
Step 7Set up a "breading" station: Line up the egg wash, then the pork rind mixture, then the prepared baking dish.
Step 8On a flat surface, lay out each chicken breast. Top each breast with one-half slice of ham and one-half slice of Swiss cheese. Top each with 1 tablespoon of butter. Roll up each breast, finishing seam-side down.
Step 9Carefully dip one chicken roll into the egg wash, then coat completely with the pork rind mixture, pressing firmly so the "breading" adheres. Place the breaded chicken roll seam-side down into the prepared pan. Repeat the "breading" process with the remaining chicken rolls.
Step 10Place the pan in the oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts (per serving of 3:1)