Swiss Cheese Chicken Recipe

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Nicole Pickett of Oro Valley, Arizona tucks a little cheese into tender chicken cutlets, then tops them with a savory sauce. TIP: "I like to serve this with a four-bean salad, then finish up with a pineapple dessert for a meal in minutes," Nicole notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Nutritional Facts

2 roll-ups (prepared with reduced-fat cheese, reduced-fat butter and reduced-sodium chicken broth) equals 383 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 145 mg cholesterol, 626 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 55 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 6 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, pepper and salt. Place a piece of cheese on each piece of chicken; tuck in ends and roll up. Secure with toothpicks. Roll in flour mixture.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, brown roll-ups in butter on each side over medium heat. Stir in the broth, wine or additional broth and oregano; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Remove toothpicks before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Swiss Cheese Chicken in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p41

Nutritional Facts

2 roll-ups (prepared with reduced-fat cheese, reduced-fat butter and reduced-sodium chicken broth) equals 383 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 145 mg cholesterol, 626 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 55 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 6 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2010

"Very good, and very moist and tender. I was worried the chicken would toughen-up or dry out while simmering uncovered, but it turned out just great! -Lori in WI."

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"Excellent recipe. I found it was better to cover the pan when simmering."

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