Low Carb Recipes for the Low Carb Lifestyle

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Basil, Ham & Swiss Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Basil, Ham & Swiss Stuffed Chicken Breast
Wow oh wow the coating on these stuffed chicken breasts is good!  There is a nice crunch to them, just like back in the day when we made breadings bread crumbs or Shake n Bake.  I think it tastes way better than the carb-y way to make breaded chicken too.  The basil was a great addition to the class ham and swiss stuffing as well.  Feel free to leave it out if you don't have fresh basil easily available and it will be a more standard Chicken Cordon Bleu. *INDUCTION FRIENDLY*

2 servings
3.5 net carbs per serving

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 fresh basil leaves
1 green onion, finely chopped
2 slices deli ham (check label for sugars)
2 oz grated Swiss cheese (I like to grate it so it's easier to sprinkle on but you can cut into thin strips too)
2 TBSP mayonnaise
1 ounce pork rinds, finely crushed
2 ounce Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning blend

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Butterfly chicken breasts. (slice breast in half horizontally, stopping right before it is completely cut through so when you unfold, it resembles a butterfly)  Place 4 basil leaves on each breast.  Place 1 slice of ham over basil leaves.  Sprinkle half of chopped green onions over ham on each breast.  Sprinkle half of grated swiss cheese over green onions on each breast.  Carefully roll up each breast and place in a casserole dish fold size down, spaced to make sure the breasts do not touch.  Place 1 TBSP of mayo over each breast, spreading to cover as much of the breast as possible.  In a separate small bowl, mix the crushed pork rinds, grated Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning together.  Push/mash half of the breading mixture into the mayo, covering as much of each breast as possible.  Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Can this be frozen but done up except for the outter rind layer, then thawed when ready to cook for dinner and then finish off with cooking it?