Ham & Swiss Chicken Roll-Ups Recipe
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Ham & Swiss Chicken Roll-Ups Recipe

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White wine dresses up cream of chicken soup to make a lovely sauce for chicken, ham and Swiss cheese roll-ups. The tried-and-true recipe comes from my mother. —Carol McCollough, Missoula, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 6 thin slices deli ham
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 286 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 867mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Top each piece with a slice of ham and cheese. Roll up tightly; secure with toothpicks. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Roll chicken in flour mixture; refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. In a large skillet, brown roll-ups in oil on all sides; transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the soup and wine or broth; pour over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is longer pink. Remove roll-ups and stir sauce. Discard toothpicks. Serve with rice.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled chicken roll-up and sauce in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, gently stirring and adding a little broth or milk if necessary.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ham & Swiss Cheese Roll-Ups in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p48

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 261395
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2017

"Anything I can make in a slow cooker is a good dinner to me! This chicken turned out great. Just put it in the crockpot and let it go. Big hit with my family!"

patscooking User ID: 1069729 258762
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2016

"garyzee, No where does the recipe say it's Saltimbocca. It's called HAM & SWISS chicken ROLL UPS!!!!! Why are you people so critical of these recipes??? I've made similar dishes like this and whatever the name, the recipe is delicious. You want to lighten it up or use less salt, then do it, but why criticize everything?"

Wott User ID: 8979989 257733
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2016

"Made it the first time with some ham I had in the 'fridge....it was a honey roasted ham. I liked the recipe so much (no thanks to this ham) That I made it again, changing nothing but the ham to a fresh black forest from the Deli and wow amazing how just changing the ham made such a difference. Very nice thank you for sharing your recipe"

cookinama User ID: 5947968 239720
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

"This was very good I felt the flavor was a little bland so I added some fresh herbs. I added chopped sage thyme and rosemary. My guests loved it. ,!,"

Miki1969 User ID: 7146523 230713
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"I have made this many times in the past. My husband and I both love it. Only change I make is I use provolone cheese instead of swiss since I don't like swiss."

RosieThyme@aol.com User ID: 3392719 227042
Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"This is delicious. I used chicken tenders, sharp cheddar cheese, made my own cream of garlic soup instead of using the canned soup and used chicken broth. It was fantastic with mashed potatoes."

mamamarie User ID: 568814 155137
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"I changed some items. Used turkey ham, used provolone cheese, used olive oil, no soup, cooked in oven instead. Served with pasta with olive oil insstead of rice."

garyzee User ID: 6572196 148402
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"<p>Whoever the chef is for this recipe should know better-it is not Saltimbocca unless there is sage with a white wine reduction sauce. No deli ham, no swiss cheese. It should be prosciutto and provolone, definitely no parmesan cheese, no cream of chicken. The photo's chicken looks thicker than 1/4". The only thing correct about this recipe is that it is rolled.</p>"

Jen7 User ID: 1575627 159004
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I am not a ham eater but in this recipe it gives it such a good taste. Make sure to pound the chicken out thin, I did not and it was a challenege to roll. I would definatly make this again."

ellimaye1 User ID: 1179808 133241
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"I made mine with white wine. If I were to make it again, I would use chicken broth instead."

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