Chicken with Ham and Swiss Recipe


5 from 3 votes
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I made this Chicken with Ham and Swiss recipe the other night out of desperation.

I had been running errands all day, Little Buddy and I were getting our flu shots, buying groceries, returning books to the library, and all of those things that sound like they’ll just take a few minutes, but end up taking more time than you’d bargained.

After getting the groceries all unpacked and put away, I realized what time it was and had to hustle to get something started for our supper.

Do you ever feel like that?

That before you can get one thing done and take a deep breath that ten more things are standing in line waiting for your attention.

Well, they aren’t actually standing in line.

They are more in the form of your favorite people in the world calling, “Mama” from somewhere distant in the house, phones ringing and before you can get to them you hear the chirp of a voicemail immediately followed by the little bell sound from a text, a dog barking as the big brown truck pulls up in the driveway and remembering you have to hold him so he doesn’t decide to climb up into the truck looking for treats from the driver.

Yeah, it all seems to happen at once, doesn’t it?

This little chicken recipe is a pretty good answer to those kind of afternoons. It is about as simple as you can get, but certainly doesn’t taste like it.

It sure is versatile, too.

This basic recipe can be dressed up any number of ways.

Love thyme? You can easily add it to the Dijon to take the flavors up a notch or two. If you prefer a bit of breading on this recipe, you can easily add Panko or other seasoned bread crumbs to your chicken before cooking.

Here’s my Chicken with Ham and Swiss Recipe that I think may help you out some busy afternoon, too.

Chicken with Ham and Swiss Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Chicken with Ham and Swiss is ready is about 20 minutes and makes a delicious meal. Chicken with Dijon mustard and topped ham and swiss cheese slices.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 6 chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices thin ham
  • 8 slices thin Swiss cheese


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown and juices run clear when pricked, about 5 to 7 minutes per side.
  • Heat broiler. Place chicken on a broiler-proof baking sheet. Spread ½ teaspoon mustard on each piece of chicken. Top each with a slice of ham and cheese. Broil until the cheese begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes.


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


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  1. Rena Longsworth says:

    5 stars
    My family really liked this. I left out the DIjon because my kids don’t like it and I put a layer of cream of chicken soup there instead and added some bread crumbs. It came out good and was SO much faster and easier than all of the other cordon bleus I have made. Flattening chicken is so tedious and messy and usually so necessary for cordon bleu that it takes forever. Skipping that step made it so much easier and it still came out really good.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I’m glad you and your family enjoyed this Rena! xo

  2. Dorothy says:

    I love the recipe! is that string beans? thank you for sharing your recipe 🙂

  3. Lauralee Hensley says:

    5 stars
    I love Chicken Cordon Bleu and that is what it basically is, chicken, ham, swiss. YUM.

  4. michelle says:

    This looks delic! Would also make a great sandwich or salad topper!

  5. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife says:

    Happens all the time! I love a quick dinner and this looks delicious!

  6. Shea Goldstein says:

    Hungry now! Love this – great dinner idea.

  7. teresa says:

    Looks delish Robyn!
    Love swiss & ham together!
    And those green beans look good too!
    Happy Week Sweetie!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hope you have a great week too, Teresa. I’m loving your series!

  8. Leslie says:

    5 stars just described a typical day in my house! Love the chicken!!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Oh good, I’m so glad it isn’t just mine! 🙂