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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raphaelmeade's picture
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loved it so did my kids

lottieh24's picture
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Delicious! Easy to cook, and I will definitely be cooking this again. I served it with home made potato wedges/slices and it worked well.

rudomav's picture
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this has to be my favourite chicken dish, simple and delicious and goes very well with rice and a bit of broccoli. oh so yum!

13888587's picture

a new family favourite!

mitchity40's picture
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Must have made this dish about 40 times for my family and it always proves popular - they can't get enough! Its simple, quick, healthy & delicious. Perfect:)

nmccarthy1104's picture
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i used tomato and chilli red pesto (sacla) a few times, for different guests - meat mad boyfriend, healthy food loving friends and tasty food loving friends and it has gone down a storm every time. served with mash/green veg (broccolli or green beans) the chicken/sauce leftovers (if you have any!) works really well with pasta as lunch the next day.....this is a firm favourite in my recipe collection! :)

caroljefferson's picture

soooo delicious and simple!!!!

cavedweller's picture
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The sauce was lovely, but the chicken was tough.
Any ideas why? Could it have been cooked at too high a temperatue? Any advice would be appreciated.

Would defo try again though as otherwise lovely.

grrl23's picture
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Delicious flavours, healthy and easy to cook! Has been one of my staple meals for a couple of years now.

amandapepper's picture

I make this dish a lot. It is so easy and liked by all. I cut the chicken into chunks before cooking.

tincrystal's picture
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Love This recipe as its quick to make and so versatile. I serve it with pasta or roasted garlic potatoes. If I'm feeling saintly a big green salad is a perfect accompaniment. To bulk up the veg content, I fry up a shallot or two as the start of the sauce and add frozen spinach at the end. I have even put leftovers in a toasted ciabatta roll - delish.

monkeyisland31's picture
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With the British summer!!! being so true to form for May & what a very cold, horrible, rainy day it has been.
The recipe name made me giggle winter-in-summer chicken how apt I made this for dinner tonight & wow wonderful quick easy & very very tasty served with mash & broccoli.

18leagues's picture
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Easy and quick to make, its become a firm favourite. Just as good without the fresh basil.

fiona_o81's picture
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DELICIOUS. We're going to make this over and over again :)

rrobbins's picture
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Quick, easy and tasty

fruitscone's picture
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This is a family favourite for us. Sophisticated enough taste for adult guests yet children love it too. I recommend using fresh pesto (or homemade) as I find bought jar pesto has a slightly unpleasant bitter note. Additionally I cut the chicken breast into small pieces. Whenever I make this for visitors, they want the recipe and are surprised how easy it is!

reevey's picture
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Such an easy recipe but boy what flavour and so good to look at. I made it with the sauce qty for 4 when there was only two of us but that was the only change I made. It may have been a little dry as I served it with rice but overall a good meal I'd happily repeat

anniejs's picture
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So simple and so delicious, I did not have cherry tomatoes but used chopped tomatoes instead.

scottishsnow's picture
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I am no great cook and like to stick to simple recipes. This was fab, made it last night for my family who came over for their dinner - everyone loved it and it was really easy to make.

It was tasty and I will be making it agian soon.

One question - would it freeze?

courtneydavies's picture
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Without doubt this is the best dish I have ever tasted, I make it all the time now and everyone loves it!

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