Fratelli's Pollo Terra Mare

Victoria Ross


This is a little bit healthier version of a dish I order at Fratelli's, a fabulous Italian restaurant my family loves. I have asked the chef for the recipe and he even explained how to cook it. My mom came up with this version when she was craving it! Restaurant version is fried in a light coating like schnitzel with a lemon, butter, garlic and white wine sauce!

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15 Min


30 Min




boneless, skinless chicken breast pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
8 slice
deli ham, imported or regular cooked
8 slice
provolone or mozzarella, your choice or combo them
1 1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese, like the kraft shaker jar
1/4 c
smashed garlic, sold in a jar or pulverize fresh cloves until paste like
1/2 Tbsp
dried parsley

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 375. Pound out your chicken breast to 1/2 inch thickness. Season with salt and pepper. Place on a foil lined jelly roll pan. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 15-20 minutes until done. Remove from oven when done.
Mix together the grated parmesan, smashed garlic and parsley. Divide among each chicken breast and spread on top of cooked chicken breasts.
Top each chicken breast with 2 slices of ham. Top the ham with 2 slices of cheese. In the picture, my mother topped each of them with 3-4 slices of cheese but that depends on how cheesey you want it! Because who doesn't love cheese!
Turn oven to broil and set oven rack 6" from heat source. Place pan of topped chicken breasts on rack and broil until cheese is melted. Keep an eye on it because the cheese will brown and burn if not!
Remove from oven once melted and enjoy as is or we topped ours with a bit of heated spaghetti sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #ham, #cheesy