Pickle Ham and Swiss Chicken Roll Ups (Cuban Chicken) Recipe

Pickle Ham and Swiss Chicken Roll Ups (Cuban Chicken) Recipe

How To Make Pickle Ham and Swiss Chicken Roll Ups (Cuban Chicken)

Heads up! The most flavorful pickle-brined chicken roll ups are coming your way! This perfect Cuban dinner is served with pineapple for that Hawaiian twist.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 4lbthin boneless chicken cutlets
  • cupspickle juice
  • 4tspdeli mustard
  • 2ozreduced-sodium deli ham,thin sliced
  • 2ozSwiss Cheese,shredded
  • 2dill pickles,sliced very thin lengthwise, dried on paper towel
  • olive oil spray

For Breading:

  • 1large egg,beaten
  • cupseasoned wheat,or gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • cupseasoned wheat,or gluten-free panko
  • cooking spray


Oven Method:

  1. Place chicken in a shallow bowl and cover with the pickle juice (enough to cover completely). Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours then drain discard marinade.

  2. Dry the chicken completely on paper towels.

  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with oil.

  4. Spread 1 teaspoon of mustard over each piece of chicken. Layer the ham on top, then the Swiss cheese and pickles along the center and roll.

  5. Place egg in a medium bowl.

  6. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs and panko. Dip chicken in the egg wash, then into the breadcrumb mixture and shake off excess.

  7. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and spray the top generously with oil. Bake for about 25 minutes until golden outside and cooked through.

Air Fryer Method:

  1. Follow steps 1-6.

  2. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Transfer to the air fryer basket in two batches until golden outside and cooked through in the center for about 12 minutes, turning halfway.


  • Calories: 1075.18kcal
  • Fat: 59.55g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.48g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 26.70g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 11.81g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.85g
  • Fiber: 4.21g
  • Sugar: 0.74g
  • Protein: 105.58g
  • Cholesterol: 357.92mg
  • Sodium: 798.76mg
  • Calcium: 201.70mg
  • Potassium: 1223.58mg
  • Iron: 4.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 162.25µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.33mg
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