Summer-in-winter chicken

Summer-in-winter chicken

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Cooking time

Ready in 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Chicken for all seasons

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
262
protein
37g
carbs
2g
fat
12g
saturates
5g
fibre
1g
sugar
0g
salt
0.37g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 200g pack cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp pesto
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche (half fat is fine)
  • fresh basil, if you have it

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan, preferably non-stick. Add the chicken and fry without moving it until it takes on a bit of colour. Turn the chicken and cook on the other side. Continue cooking for 12-15 mins until the chicken is cooked through. Season all over with a little salt and pepper.
  2. Halve the tomatoes and throw them into the pan, stirring them around for a couple of minutes until they start to soften. Reduce the heat and stir in the pesto and crème fraîche until it makes a sauce. Scatter with a few basil leaves if you have them, then serve with rice and salad or mash and broccoli.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2005

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kupoqueen's picture

Delicious and easy, I dice the chicken and also use onion. I also serve it with mash, as it makes for a nice warming winter meal

marinaveiga87's picture

Super tasty and easy to make.... well worth it, no amendments, just as it is served with rice.

geordielass78's picture

Added onion and several cloves of garlic and doubled the amount of (half-fat) creme fraiche to make a fabulous pasta sauce from this dish (left the chicken breasts whole, but next time would probably chop). Really does need, at very least, the garlic, though, then it's delicious!

kralph's picture

Great midweek supper...foolproof! We always have it with rice.

moocou's picture

Really good meal, found it quick and easy and enjoyable, brilliant when living in a household of picky eaters!

Slewis1's picture
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I love pesto, but this is a bit tasteless and forgettable for me.

jule955's picture
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Very easy and delicious.

biti88's picture
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Lovely flavour. I actually fried some onions in the oil before adding the chicken and added asparagus along with the cherry tomatoes. Had with chicken first time, then with fusilli pasta the second time. Very versatile sauce, I would recommend adding the fresh basil as suggested!

yumminesss's picture

The sauce was delightful. It did not seem low calorie, so that was a win win at my house.

jessbabyfisher's picture

Really nice recipe, great for when you have leftover creme fraiche. I use half fat creme fraiche as it makes it great recipe when you're trying to shed a few pounds. I did find it a bit tangy the first time I made it, so now I caramelise an onion and add it to the mix, just to take the edge off the sharpness.

wheelan's picture
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This was quick and easy to make and tasted great, will definitely make this again.
I went for asparagus instead of the tomatoes.

ensharp's picture
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Really nice, quite rich but very flavoursome. We used sun dried tomato pesto.

karencap's picture
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very tasty, dont like pesto so used red pesto instead and it was lovely. dont freeze, the texture of the sauce splits

jessi2809's picture
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Easy to make and really tasty

gemini45's picture

Really enjoyed this. Didn't have any pesto so used garlic instead which worked well. Quick and easy also.

vanessa67's picture
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Easy to make and kids licked their plates clean - excellent result!

vanessa67's picture
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Easy to make and kids licked their plates clean - excellent result!

baileybobbles's picture
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forgot to rate it - 5 stars

baileybobbles's picture
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Wow, this is a lovely recipe. made with the olive potatoes as suggested. It is sooooo tasty and really easy to make. We make it about once a fortnight

gerry4's picture
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Needed something else to give it a bit more taste. Sorry will not be having it again

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