My apologies for the absence this last week… I went on vacation in the land of limited technology (central Maine). While I probably could have stayed somewhat connected (my grandparents have finally upgraded from dial-up to DSL), I wasn’t about to spend my time on the internet when I could be lounging by the water and getting drug around on the wakeboard.
With a full 4-5 days of eating whatever was in front of me, it’s time to get back on track with some sort of respectable diet… especially considering I am currently engaged in a weight loss competition with Alicia. We’ve entered ourselves into a friendly wager to see who can lose 10% of their weight the quickest. It just so happens that 10% would drop me down to right around 160 pounds… my supposed “ideal weight”.
So, to get the ball rolling, I wanted something easy, delicious, and grilled (enter Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu).
I wanted this chicken to cook quick, so I sliced them in half, pounded them pretty thin, and threw them on an oiled grill over high heat. Two to three minutes on each side and they were cooked through nicely.
I then threw some cheese on… I went cheap with American cheese (it was in the fridge), sliced up some lemon, and shut the lid of the grill for about another minute. Just make sure your chicken is cooked through completely, mine did not take long at all, but it was pretty damn thin.
Once they’re off the grill, just top with a slice of prosciutto (or ham if you’re as cheap as I am), give it a squeeze of lemon juice, and add a bit of spinach. Even with all of my “low quality” substitutions, I enjoyed the hell out of this meal. The chicken was moist, it had all the flavor of chicken cordon bleu, and it took about 20 minutes from start to finish.
Easy, cheap, and healthy… the Poormet trifecta.
Quick and easy way to get the chicken cordon bleu flavors without spending a ton of time stuffing and slicing.