Wrap it up with Parma Ham…

“The salt of the ham helps bring the flavour of the cheese and chicken together.”

-Kitchen Geekery

Swiss cheese, chicken, basil, parma ham…perfect!


This is simple to do and tastes great too!


Fill the pockets with basil leaves and gruyère cheese.


  • 2 skinless medium chicken breast fillets
  • 4 slices parma ham
  • 4 large basil leaves
  • Thin slices of gruyère cheese
  • Bunch of tomatoes on the vine
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Sprinkling of oregano
  • Freshly grounds sea salt & black pepper


Wrap in the parma ham.


Have the tomatoes prepped and ready to roast.


Snow Peas make a great colour contrast side dish!


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/ gas mark 6
  2. Cut into the meaty part of the chicken breasts, making a pocket.
  3. Fill with two large basil leaves and thin slices of gruyère.
  4. Close the pocket, then wrap each chicken breast using two slices of Parma ham
  5. Place the chicken in a foil-made dish, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 25 mins, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  6. Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and oregano.
  7. Place the tomatoes into the oven, cooking them for 10-15 mins.
  8. To serve cut the chicken in half to expose the melted cheese and basil.


The ham is crispy, the chicken inside moist.


Simply serve with snow peas, a fresh green salad and lemon wedges.


Frances  🍴


15 thoughts on “Wrap it up with Parma Ham…

  1. This looks wonderful. I’ve had ‘wrapped chicken’ before, but not with a filling inside or gruyere cheese at all. It does look so good. I’ll give it a try, and with gruyere, too.
    I just scrolled up to the ‘like’ button and when the ‘follow’ sign popped up, botton right, I was surprised to see I didn’t follow you! I know I did … so I must have, somehow, caught the follow sign and knocked it off! (Probably when I was on my Kindle, as the follow sign’s very close to my right hand on that.) Many apologies, Frances. I’ve refollowed now.

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