Chicken Cordon Bleu is a firm favourite in our house, in fact one of our sons cooks a most delicious version of this! The mix of ham and cheese in a chicken breast just works so well. Does this classic French dish ever get old? No, of course it doesn't, and this version is just 4g carbs per serving. Yum!
4 chicken breasts
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon dried thyme
4 oz. / 110 g deli smoked ham
4 oz. / 110 g gruyère cheese
2 oz. / 50 g butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
7 oz. / 200 g lettuce
½ zucchini (courgette)
½ lemon in pieces (small wedges)
8 tablespoons / 125 ml olive oil
salt and pepper
Make extra! Chicken Cordon Bleu is delicious cold (or room temperature).
Try it for lunch, sliced on a salad, or wrapped up in lettuce and eaten like a sandwich.
Full recipe instructions here
Gruyère is at its best from mid-November to mid-April. Swiss gruyère - labelled as Le Gruyère Switzerland is protected and will have the word ‘Switzerland’ stamped in red across the top and bottom of its rind. If you prefer a milder flavour, look for gruyère doux, which will have been matured for around five months, rather than gruyère vieux, which can be aged for up to 18 months.
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All the best Jan