Summer-in-winter chicken

Summer-in-winter chicken

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(536 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

    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

    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

    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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crazymothercooker
30th Mar, 2011
5.05
Easy but absolutely delicious!
drjzee
25th Mar, 2011
5.05
This is a great tasting and quick recipe.
helencrapnell
23rd Mar, 2011
5.05
Great recipe, next time I would slice the chicken as it took quite a while for the chicken to cut through.
treselee
23rd Mar, 2011
5.05
Easy to made and very tasty! Looking forward to cook it again.
zuza-q
22nd Mar, 2011
4.05
This is easy to make, the tomatoes add juicy flavour, very tasty.
rickmcg
14th Mar, 2011
5.05
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.
samwoodlock
12th Mar, 2011
so easy to make, always do this for dinner if im short on time!
natsh1973
9th Mar, 2011
5.05
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.
marjorie55
1st Mar, 2011
what sort of pesto - basil or tomato ?
stooboy
25th Feb, 2011
5.05
Easy to make, very very tasty :)

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