Summer-in-winter chicken

Summer-in-winter chicken

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(507 ratings)

Ready in 25 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 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

    Pess-toh

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

    The…

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

    Basil

    ba-zil

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

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.

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Comments (513)

kralph's picture

Tasty recipe with very minimal ingredients.

ashtic's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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

mrsjroberts's picture
5

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
5

Delicious meal, full of flavour!

justina87's picture
5

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
5

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
4

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
4

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

carlosfarizini's picture
5

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
5

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
5

quick, simple and really tasty girls loved it! will defo be making it again

Nancy54321's picture
5

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.

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