Summer-in-winter chicken

Summer-in-winter chicken

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(522 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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marymcg
4th May, 2014
My family and I really enjoyed this dish. I had to substitute double cream for the creme fraiche and I used more than the recipe stated because we all like a generous helping of sauce. Next time I make it I will add a squeeze of lemon juice because I found the sauce a little too rich.....no one else did though and it was clean plates all round. As an added bonus, it is really simple to cook.
pinkkann
14th Apr, 2014
5.05
I loved this recipe and will make it again. It was a very easy meal to make. However, as ever, I think the calories are incorrect - there are around 100 calories too few. Next time I'll use one tbsp less of the pesto. If you find it too creamy (I didn't and I don't like overly greasy foods at all) I'd add a dash of lemon juice. I also added a few tbsp of the broccoli cooking water to make more of a sauce.
Jozsef Balint
6th Apr, 2014
My family and I really liked it. But yeah, I also added garlic cloves and reduced the quantity of pesto, as advised below.
ladyl1
1st Apr, 2014
2.55
This didn't work for me as well as I hoped either! Am thinking it would be better with Salmon, if I do again will try salmon. Was a bit bland and I added chilli flakes to mine.
mellie11
15th Mar, 2014
I tried this recipe because of the high ratings and because I love all the ingredients, but I felt it didn't quite work. The pesto was over-powering (perhaps better with red pesto as other reviewers have mentioned) and it all felt a bit oily - not in a good way! I felt it needed some added texture - serving with salad helped but perhaps some crunch from sugar snap peas?
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cookingshirls
1st Mar, 2014
I made this 2nite for the first time, with roast pots and carrots. I used Lidl red pesto and half fat creme fraiche. Next time I will add garlic as I love garlic and maybe a few chilli flakes. Everyone loved it.... (except for picky boy but I don't count him!!!).....
vebs32
19th Feb, 2014
Made this a few times and it has always been tasty, I use red pesto...yummy
clairesastar
17th Jan, 2014
This is a firm favourite in our house, have made it numerous times and it always goes down well. Added spinach in the last few minutes of cooking for some extra green goodness. Delicious! Have to say the veggie alternative using halloumi sounds great too.
lanadumonde
13th Jan, 2014
Great recipe; simple ingredients, cooks super fast and tastes amazing. I used red pesto (tastes better IMO), and served with mash and roasted green beans. Saving to my recipe collection :)
sionsi123
8th Jan, 2014
5.05
Very tasty. This meal was enjoyed by whole family! Easy to make too! I served with mash and veg! Highly recommended.

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