Here’s another delicious dish that’s really simple to put together quickly for a great family meal. It makes its own rich sauce as it cooks. It’s a show stopper that your friends and family will absolutely love.

Yields: 8 portions

Serves: 4-6 people


  • 16 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 8 slices of deli ham
  • 8 slices of swiss cheese
  • 2 oz. of salted butter, divided into 8 equal pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • Optional: grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • Optional: juice of one lemon


  1. Grease a 14.5″ x 11″ non-stick pan with butter, and preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. One by one, place the chicken thighs on a cutting board and pound them flat with a meat mallet.
  3. Lay 8 of the flattened thighs side by side in the greased pan, and season them lightly with salt and pepper.
  4. Top each seasoned thigh with a half a slice of swiss cheese, a folded over slice of ham, and another half a slice of cheese.
  5. Place a second chicken thigh on top of each chicken, cheese, and ham stack to form 8 portions. Season again with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Place a piece of butter on top of each portion.
  7. Pour the lemon juice, if you’re using it, evenly over the top of the chicken portions.
  8. Place the pan of thighs into the center of the preheated oven. and cook for about 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165° F or higher.
  9. Serve hot. Top each portion with some of the melted butter sauce, and some grated Parmesan or Romano cheese if desired.

1 Carb Per Portion
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Keto Lee

Hi there! My name is Lee.
I’m a serial entrepreneur, and a foodie with a passion for health and well-being.

I have always loved cooking and baking, even as a little girl.

I’m originally from Queens and Long Island. Currently I’m living in New Jersey. I’ve been happily married to the love of my life, and my best friend, for 33 years. I have a beautiful and talented daughter, a very sweet cat, and a lovable Maltese.

I’m the best selling author of Healthy Body Connection, and a public speaker.

I personally live a low carb ketogenic lifestyle and I created Cooking Keto with Lee for anyone looking for great, kitchen tested, low carb and Ketogenic recipes.