Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
8 Mins
Bake Time
8 Mins
Makes 4 servings

Pan-fry chicken breasts, then top with ham and cheese and bake in the same skillet. Serve with herbed pasta and sautéed tomatoes for an easy dinner that's perfect for company or family.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Whisk together egg and 2 Tbsp. water. Dredge chicken in flour; dip in egg mixture, and dredge in breadcrumbs, shaking off excess.

Step 2

Cook chicken in hot oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Top chicken with ham and cheese.

Step 3

Bake chicken in skillet at 350° for 8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve over Garlic-Herb Pasta; top with Sautéed Grape Tomatoes.

Step 4

Garlic-Herb Pasta: Cook 8 oz. vermicelli according to package directions; drain. Toss with 1/4 cup Garlic-Herb Butter. Season with salt to taste. Makes 4 servings.

Step 5

Garlic-Herb Butter: Stir together 1/2 cup softened butter; 1 large garlic clove, pressed; 2/3 cup chopped fresh basil; 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley; and 1/4 tsp. salt until well blended. Use immediately, or cover and chill up to 3 days. For longer storage, form into a log or press into ice cube trays, and wrap tightly with plastic wrap; freeze up to 1 month. Makes 1/2 cup. Prep: 15 min.

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Ratings & Reviews


May 16, 2015
It was a tasty recipe but a lot of work for the final product.

norahwynn's Review

October 21, 2013
looks great, but where's the parmesan???

MissJenna's Review

March 03, 2013

ksmalls's Review

August 03, 2012
I served this for the first time for a graduation lunch....Yes, i live on the edge....but, it was a hit!....simple to prepare for small or larger gatherings. I used marinated grilled chicken and it was amazing.

curls4christ's Review

August 08, 2010
This is an excellent dish to make with chicken or grilled MahiMahi

redzinner's Review

June 30, 2010
We enjoyed the flavors of this chicken dish. The chicken stayed moist which is always a plus. I added mushrooms to the sauteed tomatoes for another layer of flavor. Am I missing something? Why is this called Parmesan when there is no Parmesan in the ingredients? I sprinkled some on the pasta just to make it legit.

Ruthii's Review

February 02, 2010
This dish is excellent and has a great flavor. I would wait and add the ham and cheese until the last few minutes of cooking time, though, because the cheese had almost melted completely off by the time the meat thermometer registered that the chicken was done.

hartholl's Review

April 03, 2009
Excellent! I used 1/2 Italian bread crumbs and 1/2 Italian Panko crumbs. The tomatoes are WONDERFUL and can be used with many other recipes!

mholland's Review

February 20, 2009
loved it my husband is not a big chicken fan but he stated this meal needs to be on the menu at least once a week! very easy to make and fast as well.

Firechick's Review

February 15, 2009
I work for a large fire department in Texas. I've recently been transferred to a new station and it was my turn to cook. We were so busy all day but I still managed to put this on the table in an hour (along with all my sides). I also served a mixture of zucchini/yellow squash with a can of Rotel added, oh, and a side of corn. Literally, As soon as they took one bite we had another call to go on. One of the guys thought it ws so good that he took it and ate in the back of the fire engine! They all loved it and it helped me with being accepted, atleast they know can cook. I will cook this again for sure!