Easy Inside out Italian Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

I adapted this from a recipe called "inside out chicken cordon bleu". I bought a small jar of pesto & sundried tomato sauce, which is a thick condiment, very tasty and strong flavored. This dish is great with some crusty Italian garlic bread and a salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. heat oven to 350.
  2. put EVOO in baking pan.
  3. place well rinsed chicken breasts in pan.
  4. place ham slice on top of each breast.
  5. place cheese slice on top of each ham slice.
  6. place 1 Tbs of pesto/sundried tomato sauce/condiment on top of each cheese slice.
  7. scatter capers around pan.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Toppings of ham, cheese and sauce will be a little crispy.


Most Helpful

Should this spill to the floor, I'd lick it off. Made for Alphabet Soup Tag.

gailanng October 26, 2009

This chicken recipe was absolutely amazing. I took a few of my own twists and would love to share, but the recipe on its own with no tweaks is probably just as great! I decided to butterfly my cutlets extremely thin and marinade them overnight in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. I set up the chicken dish this morning, and let all the flavors layer together throughout the day. I put the chicken in a smaller size pan to give it a casserole type look. Then I baked it at 350 for 25 min. It was DE-Lish! So tender, moist and tasty. I recommend all people who favor Italian inspired dishes to try this out. You will not be disappointed :)

CookingFrienzy24 March 03, 2009

Nice, flavorful, simple meal. My chicken was a little dry and overcooked, despite being a large breast however.

Vicki in CT October 23, 2008

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