Summer-in-winter chicken

Summer-in-winter chicken

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(529 ratings)

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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19th Feb, 2014
Made this a few times and it has always been tasty, I use red pesto...yummy
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.
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 :)
8th Jan, 2014
Very tasty. This meal was enjoyed by whole family! Easy to make too! I served with mash and veg! Highly recommended.
2nd Jan, 2014
I used red pesto the 2nd time I made this and I found it even nicer!
10th Nov, 2013
It was ok but could do with some extra ingredients. Also, for my taste it didn't need as much pesto. Another comment mentioned about using chorizo. Might do that next time and leave the pesto out. Will also cut the chicken into strips next time.
2nd Nov, 2013
Made this for the first time, used asda's red pesto and full fat creme fraiche. Added some peas to it for extra veg, bf absolutely loves it. I think it's a bit bland, even after adding chili powder, so next time I think il either try adding sundried tomatoes and chorizo or pancetta for extra flavour. Only had coriander so used that instead if basil. Served with rice and 5 stars from him!
26th Oct, 2013
Delicious and easy, I dice the chicken and also use onion. I also serve it with mash, as it makes for a nice warming winter meal
26th Oct, 2013
Super tasty and easy to make.... well worth it, no amendments, just as it is served with rice.
25th Oct, 2013
Added onion and several cloves of garlic and doubled the amount of (half-fat) creme fraiche to make a fabulous pasta sauce from this dish (left the chicken breasts whole, but next time would probably chop). Really does need, at very least, the garlic, though, then it's delicious!


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