Monte Cristo Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

Prep Time
20 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes

Stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese, these flavorful Monte Cristo chicken breasts can be prepped, vacuum sealed, and frozen to create an impressive dinner any night of the week.


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  • 4 slices cooked ham
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 tsp butter, cut into cubes
  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 5 to 7 ounces each
  • 4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tsp pesto
  • 4 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper



  1. Place ham slices on work surface; top with cheese slice. Place cube of butter in center; set aside.
  2. On clean work surface, pat chicken dry with paper towel. Without cutting all the way through, slice each chicken breast in half, lengthwise through center, keeping one edge intact so it opens like a book.
  3. Spread each open chicken breast with mustard and pesto; season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Place ham package in center of chicken breast. Fold chicken over to enclose filling.
  4. Vacuum seal each chicken breast individually in a FoodSaver Zipper Bag using the FoodSaver Handheld Vacuum Sealer according to appliance guidelines.
  5. Refrigerate for up to 24 hours, or freeze (thaw in refrigerator before cooking).
  6. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange stuffed chicken breasts on parchment paper–lined baking sheet; coat with cooking spray or drizzle with oil. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.



  • Substitute aged cheddar cheese or Gruyère cheese for Swiss if desired
  • Serve with cranberry sauce, mango chutney, garlic aioli, or raspberry jam mixed with a touch of cider vinegar to balance out the sweetness



Nutrition Facts

Per 1 stuffed chicken breast


Calories 340

Total Fat 14g

Saturated Fat 7g

Cholesterol 130mg

Sodium 1070mg

Carbohydrate 3g

Dietary Fiber 0g

Total Sugars 0g

Protein 47g

Vitamin D 0.4mcg

Calcium 190mg

Iron 1.9mg

Potassium 330mg


Nutrition Claims

✔ Good source of calcium



Nutrition note: nutrition is based on 6-oz. chicken breasts (24oz total raw weight).

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