Tonight's Dinner: Chicken, ham and swiss roulades recipe

Dec 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Whether you have extra cold cuts in the fridge or leftover ham from dinner, these chicken roulades are a delicious, easy dinner when you don't have time for something extravagant.

As I'm sure you all know, yesterday was Christmas, and if you're like most families that celebrate the holiday, you probably had either turkey or ham for dinner. You also probably spent a decent amount of time in the kitchen preparing those big meals, which means there's probably a decent amount left over. So you could do sandwiches which are always good, but if you want something for dinner that's a little more substantial but won't take another whole day in the kitchen, here's an option from Real Simple that will tickle everyone still hanging out at the house.

Chicken, ham and Swiss roulades

Serves 4


  • 8 small chicken cutlets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 thin slices cooked ham
  • 8 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Roll up each cutlet with one slice of ham and one slice of cheese. Skewer the roulades closed with toothpicks.
  3. Heat oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the roulades and cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about five minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the roulades until cooked through 10 - 15 minutes. Serve with a nice green salad and your favorite mustard.

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