Summer-in-winter chicken

Summer-in-winter chicken

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(519 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 breast
  • 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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kerryjwilson
15th Feb, 2011
4.05
The chicken breasts I used were quite large - even cut in half, 12-15 minutes was not long enough. The end result was great. I'd definitely make it again and it's given me ideas for variations of my own.
isabellegrace
15th Feb, 2011
5.05
Delicious - I use low fat creme fraiche and its still gorgeous.
katcw1986
14th Feb, 2011
5.05
forgot to add, i also added a dolop of phili and made sure the chicken was always smothered in the sauce whilst cooking
katcw1986
14th Feb, 2011
5.05
easy simple an gorgeous meal, i also added a green chilly and fried bacon bits and was gorgeous, i served it with home made steak cut chips but would go perfect with a tarragon mash. definatly will cook this again
rowlettj
14th Feb, 2011
3.05
I thought it was OK, but there seemed a lack of harmony between the chicken and the sauce - they tasted like 2 separate things.
karensi31
13th Feb, 2011
5.05
Love this recipe made it a few times. I have it with chili pasta scrummy....
arualj
10th Feb, 2011
5.05
This was lovely will definatley be making it again and so easy to make.
janehempenius
4th Feb, 2011
2.05
A bit disappointing. Needs some refining, the pesto makes it too oily.
la_jonesy
30th Jan, 2011
5.05
Amazing! Highly Recommended!!
Kbrooke61
30th Jan, 2011
5.05
Amazing! home made pesto does the trick! definatly a staple in our recipe book.

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