pesto chicken parmesan with burrata cheese

main dishes

The pesto is an amazingly tasty twist to this great meal and on top of it, the melted, oozing, cheesy burrata? Mouth-watering. This recipe is fantastic for a crowd and also reheats very well as leftovers because the cheese is sooooo cheesy! The addition of pesto and burrata turn a pretty standard meal into something way more exciting that is pleasing to everyone!


pesto chicken parmesan with burrata cheese

  • Author: Salt and Share
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons oregano, divided
  • freshly ground salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups plain breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 chicken breasts, butterflied and separated, pounded thinly
  • 816 oz burrata cheese (depending on how cheesy you want it!)
  • ½ cup prepared pesto
  • olive oil for frying
  • 1 lb angel hair pasta, cooked and drained


  1. First off, get the sauce going! Heat olive oil. Add garlic and saute until fragrant.
  2. Add crushed tomatoes, 1 teaspoon oregano, salt, and pepper taste.
  3. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer while preparing chicken.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  5. Place flour, eggs and breadcrumbs in three separate bowls.
  6. Beat eggs. Add parsley and 1 teaspoon oregano to breadcrumbs
  7. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour, then eggs and then breadcrumb mixture. Transfer to plate. Repeat with remaining pieces.
  8. Heat oil in skillet. Cook chicken, approx. 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to plate and sprinkle with salt.
  9. Spread 2-3 T of sauce in 9 x 13 baking dish. Add chicken to pan in single layer. Dollop sauce around chicken. Tear pieces of burrata and arrange around chicken. Smear pesto on each breast.
  10. Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Serve over angel hair pasta.


Any leftover chicken breasts can be used for sandwiches on deli hoagie rolls!

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