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Chicken Ham Pinwheels

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


24 servings

These pretty pinwheels have been a part of our annual Christmas Eve appetizer buffet for many years. I love them because they can be made a day in advance and taste great alone or served with crackers. —Laura Mahaffey, Annapolis, Maryland


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 thin sliced deli ham
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Paprika
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Combine 1/8 teaspoon basil, salt, garlic salt and pepper; sprinkle over chicken. Top each with a ham slice.
  2. Roll up jelly-roll style; place seam side down in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Meanwhile, for orange spread, in a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, orange zest, orange juice and remaining basil. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Cut chicken rolls into 1/2-in. slices. Serve with orange spread.

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