4boneless skinless chicken breastspounded to even ¼-½ inch thickness
4slices swiss cheese
⅓cupItalian seasoned breadcrumbs (or regular breadcrumbs + 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning)
¼cupgrated parmesan cheesesee note
⅓cupshredded parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the chicken
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Set aside.
In a second, small bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Set aside.
Lay pounded chicken breasts out on a flat, clean surface. Top each with a slice of ham and then a slice of swiss cheese.
Roll into a bundle starting with one of the longer sides and rolling toward the opposite side. Secure with toothpicks.
Dip chicken bundles in the egg mixture, coating all sides, then carefully roll in breadcrumbs to coat.
Melt butter in an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat. (See note if you don't have an oven-safe skillet)
Brown chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side until browned all over.
Transfer skillet to preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
Prepare the sauce
While chicken is cooking begin preparing the sauce by melting butter in a medium sauce pan.
Stir in flour until mixture clumps together. Gradually whisk in milk, working out the lumps as you stir. Stir in dijon mustard, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.
When chicken bundles are fully cooked, cut into 1-inch sections, drizzle with the sauce and serve immediately.
For the parmesan cheese: I highly recommend freshly grated parmesan cheese for the sauce! The kind that comes in a shaker can or comes pre-shredded in a bag or container, does not melt the same way that freshly grated parmesan does. For the chicken breading, grated parmesan from the can is my favorite as it yields a really deliciously crispy crust, but if you want to use just one kind of cheese, freshly grated will work here as well! Oven-safe skillet alternate option: If you don't have an oven-safe skillet, no worries! Simply brown your chicken bundles in any skillet, then transfer to a greased casserole/baking dish before baking.