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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ashtic's picture
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Stumbled across this recipe and so glad I did! Really tasty, used chicken thighs and also added some chilli flakes as recommended (plus a dash of Tabasco). Gave it a nice touch of heat.

thehungrymouse's picture
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Quick, easy and totally delicious! Ive made this for guests who love it too, makes a super dinner party meal. five stars all the way!!

heidiwildhirt's picture
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This is my boyfriends favourite, I make it all the time! It's so easy and so delicious!

mrsjroberts's picture
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So tasty! I made the full amount of sauce for half the chicken (I always like extra sauce!) I found the chicken needed a little longer so will slightly flatten next time.
I added a diced red pepper too as I didn't have enough tomatoes and let cook for a minute before adding the tomatoes. I will absolutely make this again with the pepper too!

clarkeyclarke's picture

I made this again and enjoyed it more than the first time. I added less pesto, 3 cloves of garlic, butter and sundries tomatoes. It was wonderful. Will be a regular dish now.

clarkeyclarke's picture

I made this again and enjoyed it more than the first time. I added less pesto, 3 cloves of garlic, butter and sundries tomatoes. It was wonderful. Will be a regular dish now.

clarkeyclarke's picture

I made this again and enjoyed it more than the first time. I added less pesto, 3 cloves of garlic, butter and sundries tomatoes. It was wonderful. Will be a regular dish now.

michaelacakes's picture
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Delicious meal, full of flavour!

justina87's picture
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Yummy dish, I made mine with extra thick cream instead of creme fraiche, added some garlic and fresh chillies for a little extra flavour and served with pasta, tastes fantastic!!!!

sista92's picture
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Delicious....quite quick to make and it is very tasty! I put in a dash of paprika and chilli, which I think tastes good combined with the pesto and tomatoes

loubru's picture
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Enjoyed this mid-week meal as it is fast, easy and tasty. I didn't put in quite as much pesto as the recipe says as i think it can be quite over-powering.
I stirred in some tagliatelle and broccoli to serve. Lovely.
I like the idea of adding chilli flakes, i will try this next time.

luciekorang's picture
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Ok, but tangy for some reason, i used a shop bought organic basil pesto...could not get rid of the tang...didn't even use the 3 tbsp as suggested... Otherwise, very nice..once got past that tangy flavour!

clarkeyclarke's picture

Really easy casual tea. Tastes great with additional sun dried tomatoes.

sjones's picture
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Nice. Goes well with anything like couscous/quinoa/spinach etc for a good healthy meal.

carlosfarizini's picture
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Easy and delicious. The perfect combo!

vonster60's picture
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This recipe was okay. It's simple and quick and therefore a good choice for a quick mid week recipe, but nothing special. There are only a few basic ingredients in this dish so it tasted as you would expect really!

freya99's picture
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I usually marinate the chicken breasts in a tablespoon each of pesto and olive oil in a large freezer bag. Then bash the chicken until all one thickness while still in the bag. Gives the chicken a tasty coating when cooked. I always use the full tub of creme fraiche too as my lot like it saucy.

tahrieca's picture
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quick, simple and really tasty girls loved it! will defo be making it again

Nancy54321's picture
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so tasty. The potato slices go really well with it. Always a favourite in our house. Added bonus it is so easy and quick to cook.

laverne's picture

Absolutely love this recipe. Have used it time and time again. Like to use chopped chicken and serve as as pasta sauce. Everyone loves it. Tasty and looks fab on the plate.

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