Summer-in-winter chicken

Summer-in-winter chicken

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(562 ratings)

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 breasts
  • 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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1st Apr, 2011
made this for my family, added black olives and it went down a treat!
30th Mar, 2011
Easy but absolutely delicious!
25th Mar, 2011
This is a great tasting and quick recipe.
23rd Mar, 2011
Great recipe, next time I would slice the chicken as it took quite a while for the chicken to cut through.
23rd Mar, 2011
Easy to made and very tasty! Looking forward to cook it again.
22nd Mar, 2011
This is easy to make, the tomatoes add juicy flavour, very tasty.
14th Mar, 2011
Superb recipe. Change the pesto for sundried tomato pesto and added a finely diced onion to it too. Fried the onion in the pan alongside the chicken for the last 5 minutes of the cooking time before adding the tomatoes etc. Really really tasty healthy meal.
12th Mar, 2011
so easy to make, always do this for dinner if im short on time!
9th Mar, 2011
I made this for the second time the other night and forgot how good it was!! So, so easy especially for midweek or on a Saturday when you don't fancy a takeaway. We absolutely love it.
1st Mar, 2011
what sort of pesto - basil or tomato ?


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