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
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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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jacquil's picture
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Excellent. Really tasty sauce. Would probably cut chicken into pieces next time tho, and add tomatoes before chicken quite cooked. Was enjoyed by all this evening.

lydiapaiva's picture
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Fantastic! So simple and yet delicious. Great with chilli pesto.

cezash's picture
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Yummy! So easy and so quick to make. I removed cooked chicken (made into chunky strips rather than whole breast) to stir up the sauce. Will use again and again!! Many thanks! x

andycrofts's picture
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Serves 4?? You're having a laugh!
So good, Girlie was lucky to get one bit! So simple, even a child could do it (although said child would have to make do with a tin of spagetti meatballs )
I'm an old git, who smells of pee. After this, I'm an old fat git who still smells of pee...

heather59's picture
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Used double cream, as we don't like creme fraiche. Rich but lovely.

honeypossums's picture
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scrummy. the sheer amount of comments will tell you that.

laurenamy1's picture
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I've cooked this several times, and it's turned out lovely every time. It is so tasty. I've served it with sauteed new potatoes and homemade mash on different occassions, and it's tasty with either. Great recipe. Everybody loved it

peachpie's picture

I'm just wondering if it would be ok with the pesto as I don't like it?

menapian's picture
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Mary Cadogan you little legend! I can't believe it .. you've only gone and done it again. Bravo sir.

honeypossums's picture
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really delicious; took no time to get on the table.

wennaprisk's picture
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Very tasty and very quick. I left the tomatoes to cook a bit longer as not keen on them but just made the sauce more flavoursome - will definitely do it again.

andycrofts's picture
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Warning! This does NOT serve four. It serves one. Unless your 'other half' is good at arm-wrestling, then it grudgingly serves 2. Dammit! ;-)

sarahbyfield's picture
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Amazing! Even hubby who generally doesn't like things with creme fraiche enjoyed it. Fab!

mitchity40's picture
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I can never make a dish for my family without some one not liking something - fussy teens! That is until I found this recipe. Everyone loves it...I made double the amount and it all went. Very easy and quick to make at the end of a long work day. Family favourite :)

bessington's picture

Wonderful, easy to make,will certainly be making this dish again!!

taalia81's picture
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Lovely! Even the kids ate it and they are notorious for turning their noses up at "new" meals!

khaana's picture

Very easy and yummy. Made it loads of times, even tried it with different flavoured pesto. Always good!

qwerty69's picture
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Yet again, Mary Codogan came up with the goods!
Quick, simple, very tasty and impressed my dinner guests.
Would definately do this recipe again - and for the same friends as they loved it so much!
The only change I made was to add another teaspoon of Pesto and a 300g tub of Creme Fraiche so that we had lots of sauce with it as I served it with rice, mange tout and tender stem brocolli spears.

mmounsey's picture
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YUMMY!!! My husband is CONSTANTLY asking me to make this or he makes it as often as he can. Sometimes we add a little broccoli and we always eat it with rice. So easy, so fast, perfect for midweek meal.

suzieq1601's picture
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A very easy, tasty, light & healthy midweek meal! Our daughters (3 & 6) loved it. I added white wine & garlic to it, plus red peppers & chestnut mushrooms to bulk it up. Served with rice, lovely! I used half fat creme fraiche, & kept the heat v low, but it still curdled. Didn't affect the flavour though.

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