Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

I have to admit I was skeptical about this recipe, but it actually pretty good! I used honey ham for mine but any cooked thinly sliced ham will do! dry breadcrumbs only for this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butter/grease a microwave-safe baking dish (large enough to hold 4 rolled chicken breasts).
  2. Season the inside of the chicken breast with salt and black pepper, then place 1 slice of Swiss cheese and 1 slice ham on top of each pounded chicken breast.
  3. Roll up as tightly as possible and secure with toothpicks (if necessary).
  4. In a small bowl combine the Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic powder, tarragon, basil and dry breadcrumbs.
  5. Roll/coat the rolled chicken breast into the spice/breadcrumb mixture to coat on all sides.
  6. Place into a baking dish, then drizzle with melted butter.
  7. Cook on HIGH for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.


Most Helpful

The recipe was easy and quick to prepare. I thought it was a pretty credible home-made chicken cordon bleau, but the rest of the family was only so-so on the taste. They ate it, but gave it an average rating of only 3.25 ("liked"). I halved the recipe, which seemed to work fine. I cut the chicken open after 10 minutes and it was not cooked in the middle. So, I cooked it for an additional minute to finish. This may have been a little too much, as the chicken was a little dry.

JGB18 January 26, 2012

Another good one, K. I took the easy way out and did the Emeril thing (cut a pocket in the chicken breast and increase cook time).

Carol in Cabo October 02, 2008

My first time baking chicken in the microwave. Delicious recipe! Only small problem - chicken wasn't cooked after 5 minutes - had to put it for 15 minutes. Maybe I should have used a cover? Thanks Kit - the chicken was moist and tasty and the outside was cripsy! Used recipe #91610 for the breadcrumbs!

Redsie December 17, 2006

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