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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amandapepper's picture

I make this dish a lot. It is so easy and liked by all. I cut the chicken into chunks before cooking.

tincrystal's picture
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Love This recipe as its quick to make and so versatile. I serve it with pasta or roasted garlic potatoes. If I'm feeling saintly a big green salad is a perfect accompaniment. To bulk up the veg content, I fry up a shallot or two as the start of the sauce and add frozen spinach at the end. I have even put leftovers in a toasted ciabatta roll - delish.

monkeyisland31's picture
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With the British summer!!! being so true to form for May & what a very cold, horrible, rainy day it has been.
The recipe name made me giggle winter-in-summer chicken how apt I made this for dinner tonight & wow wonderful quick easy & very very tasty served with mash & broccoli.

18leagues's picture
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Easy and quick to make, its become a firm favourite. Just as good without the fresh basil.

fiona_o81's picture
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DELICIOUS. We're going to make this over and over again :)

rrobbins's picture
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Quick, easy and tasty

fruitscone's picture
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This is a family favourite for us. Sophisticated enough taste for adult guests yet children love it too. I recommend using fresh pesto (or homemade) as I find bought jar pesto has a slightly unpleasant bitter note. Additionally I cut the chicken breast into small pieces. Whenever I make this for visitors, they want the recipe and are surprised how easy it is!

reevey's picture
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Such an easy recipe but boy what flavour and so good to look at. I made it with the sauce qty for 4 when there was only two of us but that was the only change I made. It may have been a little dry as I served it with rice but overall a good meal I'd happily repeat

anniejs's picture
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So simple and so delicious, I did not have cherry tomatoes but used chopped tomatoes instead.

scottishsnow's picture
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I am no great cook and like to stick to simple recipes. This was fab, made it last night for my family who came over for their dinner - everyone loved it and it was really easy to make.

It was tasty and I will be making it agian soon.

One question - would it freeze?

courtneydavies's picture
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Without doubt this is the best dish I have ever tasted, I make it all the time now and everyone loves it!

fizzy44's picture
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Made this last night for friends and we were blown away. Very quick and tasty! Has anyone used red pesto instead? We used green.

walker68's picture

So easy even my hubby could do this,
The only thing I did was to add fine green beans to it,and served
it with cous cous and fried courgets very nice

rebeccajoshua4's picture

seriously easy and seriously yummy- i would highly recommend. Try with pasta twirls as wwll... kids loved it :0)

cemiddlebrook's picture
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Very easy and tasty, will make again!

sandra242's picture
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Was very impressed with the result and so easy! Only feeding two people, so had it two nights running - first night served with golden vegetable rice and second night had new potatoes and green beans, both were delicious. Might try using sundried tomato pesto next time and serving with linguine. Definitely recommend.

barryfitz58's picture
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Tasted great

anca.n's picture
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Amazing taste and very quick to make

mitchity40's picture
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This is my families favourite recipe of all and it's just so easy to make. I really like serving it with wild rice and crispy green salad.Quick and easy to make at the end of a tiring day at work

mmurugiah1501's picture
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Really good followed the comments and added garlic and chilli.

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