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

    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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25th Feb, 2011
Easy to make, very very tasty :)
15th Feb, 2011
Lovely recipe.. My sister suggested using red pesto ( i use the sacla fiery chilli one) and a tin of cherry tomatoes.. delciious and so easy...
15th Feb, 2011
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.
15th Feb, 2011
Delicious - I use low fat creme fraiche and its still gorgeous.
14th Feb, 2011
forgot to add, i also added a dolop of phili and made sure the chicken was always smothered in the sauce whilst cooking
14th Feb, 2011
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
14th Feb, 2011
I thought it was OK, but there seemed a lack of harmony between the chicken and the sauce - they tasted like 2 separate things.
13th Feb, 2011
Love this recipe made it a few times. I have it with chili pasta scrummy....
10th Feb, 2011
This was lovely will definatley be making it again and so easy to make.
4th Feb, 2011
A bit disappointing. Needs some refining, the pesto makes it too oily.


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