Chicken with Burrata Cheese, Charred Tomatoes, and Ciabatta Garlic Bread
with roasted vegetables
$9.95 per serving
Prep & Cook Time:40-50 min.
Cook Within:5 days
Spice Level:Not Spicy
A note about serious food allergies
On the outside, burrata looks like fresh mozzarella cheese. And it is! But you're in for a surprise when you cut into it. Burrata is actually a shell of fresh mozzarella holding soft, creamy strings of curd. Its flavor is buttery without being too rich, and its texture is deliciously tender. We serve it here with a juicy chicken breast and roasted zucchini and bell pepper. It's a great way to highlight the burrata, best served simply with a drizzle of good olive oil and a few turns from a pepper grinder.
Trim zucchini ends, quarter lengthwise, and cut on an angle into 1" slices. Stem, seed, and cut red bell pepper into 1" dice. Peel onion and slice into ¼" rounds. Stem and mince oregano (reserve two tops for garnish). Mince garlic. Halve ciabatta roll. Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry, and season on both sides with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.
Roast the Vegetables
Toss together zucchini, red pepper, onion, ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper, half the minced oregano, and 1 Tbsp. olive oil on first prepared baking sheet. Roast 15-18 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and slightly charred.
Cook the Chicken and Tomatoes
While vegetables are roasting, heat a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and chicken to hot pan and cook 5-8 minutes on each side, or until chicken is golden brown and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. Remove chicken to a plate, loosely cover with foil, and rest at least 5 minutes. Return pan to high heat (no need to wipe clean) and add tomatoes. Cook undisturbed until one side of tomato is charred and wrinkled, 1-2 minutes. Remove charred tomatoes to a plate.
Make the Garlic Bread
While chicken cooks, combine 1 Tbsp. olive oil, remaining minced oregano, and garlic (to taste) in a small bowl. Spread mixture on cut sides of bread, place on second prepared baking sheet, and bake 6-9 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cut bread into triangles.
Plate the Dish
Arrange chicken, vegetables, charred tomatoes, and garlic bread on a plate. Slice burrata in half and place on plate. Garnish burrata with salt, pepper, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and reserved oregano tops. Creamy burrata can be used as a sauce for chicken, vegetables, and garlic bread.