Summer-in-winter chicken

Summer-in-winter chicken

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(530 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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kralph
10th Oct, 2013
Great midweek supper...foolproof! We always have it with rice.
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moocou
29th Sep, 2013
Really good meal, found it quick and easy and enjoyable, brilliant when living in a household of picky eaters!
Slewis1
1st Sep, 2013
1.05
I love pesto, but this is a bit tasteless and forgettable for me.
jule955
10th Aug, 2013
4.05
Very easy and delicious.
biti88
10th Aug, 2013
5.05
Lovely flavour. I actually fried some onions in the oil before adding the chicken and added asparagus along with the cherry tomatoes. Had with chicken first time, then with fusilli pasta the second time. Very versatile sauce, I would recommend adding the fresh basil as suggested!
yumminesss
1st Aug, 2013
The sauce was delightful. It did not seem low calorie, so that was a win win at my house.
jessbabyfisher
24th Jul, 2013
Really nice recipe, great for when you have leftover creme fraiche. I use half fat creme fraiche as it makes it great recipe when you're trying to shed a few pounds. I did find it a bit tangy the first time I made it, so now I caramelise an onion and add it to the mix, just to take the edge off the sharpness.
wheelan
3rd Jun, 2013
4.05
This was quick and easy to make and tasted great, will definitely make this again. I went for asparagus instead of the tomatoes.
ensharp
13th May, 2013
4.05
Really nice, quite rich but very flavoursome. We used sun dried tomato pesto.
karencap
11th May, 2013
4.05
very tasty, dont like pesto so used red pesto instead and it was lovely. dont freeze, the texture of the sauce splits

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