Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

A variation on Chicken Cordon Bleu or Chicken Parmesan, baked so lower in fat. Use your favorite jarred or canned sauce, or make your own. Serve with your favorite cooked pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Coat an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow bowl, beat egg with just enough water to thin it a little. Set aside.
  3. Place bread crumbs in another shallow bowl, and stir in dried basil. Set aside.
  4. Place 1 chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a mallet until about 1/4 inch thick, being careful not to pound holes in chicken; repeat with 2nd breast.
  5. Remove plastic wrap and place 1 slice of ham on each breast.
  6. Place one piece of cheese on the narrow end of each breast. Roll breast up jelly-roll fashion, and secure ends with toothpicks.
  7. Dip breast in egg mixture and coat all sides. Roll in bread crumbs until well coated. Repeat with 2nd breast.
  8. Place in baking dish and LIGHTLY spray with cooking spray (or an oil mister). This will help coating brown.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  10. Remove toothpicks and place on plates. Top with some heated pasta sauce and some shredded cheese to garnish; serve.
Most Helpful

Simple, and tasty. Presents well.

magdalar January 04, 2014

I made this for supper tonight. I was so happy it turned out. It was so good that I even forgot to put the tomato sauce on top - it didn't need but I will definitely try it next time. Definitely a keeper. Very tasty.

Charlee32002 July 26, 2013

Made this for Football Pool 12- Week 3 win : Wow, so smiple and very tasty. I used my own pasta sauce instead of the jarred type. Love this recipe and it is a keeper and a go to recipe for when friend come to dinner.

School Chef September 29, 2012