Healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu

There’re all sorts of birthdays happening this week at my house. My two oldest children turn into full-blooded teens this week. My sister just birthed the tiniest little nymph of a baby. I’m currently in North Carolina visiting her and enjoying an absolute lack of springtime snow.

Before I left, we celebrated my oldest son’s 15th birthday. The night before his birthday, we were perambulating through the neighborhood and he said, “Mom, I know exactly what I want for my birthday…Chicken Cordon Bleu and Scalloped Potatoes. Only healthy.” A more exciting sentence has never been spoken. Give me a classic recipe and ask me to healthify it, and I’m in my happy place.

So, we took those two bad boys and turned them into extraordinary recipes this week. Here’s our Primalized-version of Chicken Cordon Bleu. I’ll post the recipe for Creamy Cheddar Scalloped Cauliflower as soon as I snuggle for a few hours longer with the new little bebe.

A girls gotta have her priorities, eh?!

Quick and sneaky peek at everything before it goes into the oven….

And a snappy view of the finished product, just before it went in our mouths….



1 tablespoon dijon mustard
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
6 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
6 pieced of ham, thinly sliced
6 sliced swiss cheese

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 lemon, freshly squeezed


In a baking dish, whisk together mustard, soy sauce, honey, garlic, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar. Place chicken in baking dish and allow to marinate for 1 hour ( and up to overnight).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat and brown chicken breasts on both sides. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking dish. Top each chicken breast with ham and a slice of swiss cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 11-14 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cooked through.

In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustards, honey, and lemon juice. Serve chicken topped with mustard sauce. Enjoy!