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

    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 (513)

mitchity40's picture

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

Really good followed the comments and added garlic and chilli.

cocovanilla's picture

This is really simple and a favorite of mine, so easy to make and the combination of cherry tomatoes, creme fraiche and pesto makes a tasty sauce! Even my boyfriend who hates pesto, likes this dish!

sarahsbbcgf's picture

Yummy! It was so easy and I flattened the chicken so it was super quick

pennyshaw's picture

I put the chicken in a casserole dish with the creme fraiche and pesto, mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes and cooked it while I went for a run! It was perfect and light (not like a jared saucel!) Loved it as did everyone else!

jennypiccolo's picture

Very easy to make and very tasty. Served it with couscous and green beans.

pumpkin77's picture

Very disappointing results.. was expecting something much better!

mp's picture

quick and delicious, one of my all-time favourites!

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shellsbells13's picture

This is a lovely quick and easy dish for the family, its very tasty and i have made it several times.

natmcwilliams80's picture

Simple, tasty and quick! Served it on a bed of mash with sugar snap peas! Beautiful!!

lurvlyloz's picture

very nice simple receipe. will def make again. very yummy.

sherbo1960's picture

So easy and delicious, added some mushrooms with the tomatoes and served with new potatoes.

bean_182's picture

I love this!! My sister cooked this for my mum, who then cooked it for me. Fab with green beans, peas and pancetta and either roasties or mash. So easy and quick to make, you cant go wrong!

colbert's picture

swapped the green pested for a fiery red one & served with sweet potato mash...savage..!

blackbird17's picture

Full of flavour and very easy

eleanor73's picture

Just made this and it was lovely! Creamy pesto but nice and light as well. We had it with crispy potatoes and a green salad.

karenbristow's picture

Try this with smoked haddock instead of chicken (or plain if you prefer) Add sliced onion to the pan with the fish then add juice of half a lemon with the creme fraiche. Sprinkle with cheese and grill for a few mins before serving. Just add crusty bread to mop up the juices.

Zefer's picture

easy and impressive, so quick to put together, easy standby that tastes like you made a lot of effort

bobbear's picture

Superb - we had for our Christmas dinner this year and it was a real hit with the kids! Easy to prepare and make and left us with loads of time for playing with the new toys! Enjoyed so much in-fact we are making it again for our friends on Friday.


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