Summer-in-winter chicken

Summer-in-winter chicken

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Ready in 25 mins


Serves 4

Pining for summer? This simply seasoned chicken fried with beautiful, ripe, cherry tomatoes in a creamy sauce is guaranteed to hit the spot. Add a dollop of pesto for an extra layer of nutty flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal262
  • fat12g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.37g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 200g pack cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche (half fat is fine)
  • fresh basil, if you have it



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…


  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.

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Comments (518)

kirstyl's picture

i love this recipe though i prefered it when made with pesto from the fridge not from a jar.

dehvem's picture

Tried this qnd the family loved it. So did I, as it was easy, quick and very very nice. Great quick meal and great at whatever time you have.

denisa's picture

I love this receipt. I have done it over and over again it is so easy to cook and the taste is delicious. I like to prepare my own pesto sauce for this receipt. From where I live I hardly find pine seeds so it goes very well with nutsmeat.

cutielou1962's picture

Agree with all positive comments made. Excellent quick evening meal, you can change what you put in the sauce too, maybe onions/mushrooms. To make it even speedier I would use thinner slices of chicken breast, flash fry or even grill, then put to one side whilst making the sauce.

emmaliddiard's picture

Delicious receipe - would definitely recommend. I add chopped onions in as well for a bit more flavour!

katiebutler's picture

did'nt enjoy this one not something i will be in a rush to make again!

shepherdgracie's picture

Have cooked many recipes but didn't like this one as much as others. Not as tasty as it looks.
Unfortunately my husband hated it and has now left me.

sjtrueman's picture

Made this the other night and the whole family loved it - even 2 fussy kids!

tuneless's picture

So much flavour for so little effort.

lizzafezza's picture

Quick, easy and very tasty

angela3394's picture

The first recipe I have tried from Good Food! Very tasty and will definately have again!

brenmcnabb's picture

Very tasty dish and incredibly simply to make

caroledearsley's picture

Very easy, tasty and few ingredients - My student daughter makes it for uni friends a good alternative from their usual chilli!

spectrumnicolac's picture

This is delicious and so easy to cook.

snoozydrew's picture

Yum, Yum... I decided to cut the chicken into 1cm thick slices which brought the cooking time down considerably, and made this dish not only very easy but quick too... and it was delicous!

melcornish's picture

very quick and easy and tasty

nikweston22's picture

I left out the tomatoes and used shop bought pesto from a jar which was a mistake as it tasted strongly of vinegar, I think I'd try it again with freshly made pesto as we really didn't like it.

carrie73's picture

Gorgeous recipe, easy and the kids loved it too.

ele-lucy's picture

The sauce for this was lovely (and i used 1/2 fat crème fraîche). I will definately be making again.

chappers_chappess's picture


Very easy, very tasty, very good!!!


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