Basil, Ham & Swiss Stuffed Chicken Breasts


Dinner, Main Dish, Poultry


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

8 fresh basil leaves

1 green onion, finely chopped

2 slices deli ham (check label for sugars)

2 oz grated Swiss cheese (I like to grate it so it's easier to sprinkle on but you can cut into thin strips too)

2 TBSP mayonnaise

1 ounce pork rinds, finely crushed

2 ounce Parmesan cheese, finely grated

1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning blend


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  
Butterfly chicken breasts. (slice breast in half horizontally, stopping right before it is completely cut through so when you unfold, it resembles a butterfly)  
Place 4 basil leaves on each breast.  
Place 1 slice of ham over basil leaves.  
Sprinkle half of chopped green onions over ham on each breast.  
Sprinkle half of grated swiss cheese over green onions on each breast.  
Carefully roll up each breast and place in a casserole dish fold size down, spaced to make sure the breasts do not touch.  
Place 1 TBSP of mayo over each breast, spreading to cover as much of the breast as possible.  

In a separate small bowl, mix the crushed pork rinds, grated Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning together.  
Push/mash half of the breading mixture into the mayo, covering as much of each breast as possible.  

Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.


Butterflied the breasts and just folded it over. 40 minutes is too long, chicken was dry.
Don't forget the salt and pepper. This needs a sauce, which would bump the rating higher.