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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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

kralph's picture

Tasty recipe with very minimal ingredients.

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!

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