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Chicken Cordon Bleu in Pastry

 Chicken Cordon Bleu in Pastry
Baking chicken breasts in a flaky dough makes them turn out moist and delicious every time. This fancy dish is nice to serve family as well as guests.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 4 thin slices deli ham
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

Directions

  • On an ungreased baking sheet, separate dough into four rectangles;
  • seal perforations. Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese lengthwise down
  • the center of each rectangle. Place ham widthwise over dough.
  • Arrange chicken in center of each rectangle. Wrap ham around
  • chicken. At each long end, pinch dough together around chicken,
  • forming points.
  • Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted
  • in the chicken reads 170°. Top with slice of Swiss cheese; bake
  • 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and pastry is golden
  • brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 428 calories, 26 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 807 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 21 g protein.