Primal Chicken Cordon Bleu

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So many people out there are eating primal and/or paleo. I have lost a significant amount of weight by following the primal way of eating.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • 2 (3 1/2) pound whole chickens

  • 6 slices ham

  • 6 slices Swiss cheese (Optional)

  • ¼ cup almond meal

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter.

  2. Cut chickens into wings, drumsticks, thighs, and breast portions. Split breasts down the middle and debone the 4 breast halves. Pound breasts to about 1/4-inch thickness. Place chicken drumsticks, thighs, and wings into prepared baking dish in a single layer, placing chicken pieces as close together as possible. Layer ham, then Swiss cheese over the chicken legs, thighs, and wings. Lay the breasts on top.

  3. Mix together almond meal and olive oil in a bowl until crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over top of breasts.

  4. Bake in oven until a thermometer reads 165 degrees F (75 degrees C) in the center of the the thickest part of a thigh, about 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

This will have bones, but the taste is great. Remember that this, being primal, doesn't have as much of the salt or processing and might taste a little blander than usual. You can add 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt if you find it not salty enough.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

687 Calories
44g Fat
2g Carbs
66g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 687
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 57%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 207mg 69%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 66g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 214mg 16%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 503mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.