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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6th May, 2013
Easy to make and really tasty
16th Apr, 2013
Really enjoyed this. Didn't have any pesto so used garlic instead which worked well. Quick and easy also.
7th Apr, 2013
Easy to make and kids licked their plates clean - excellent result!
7th Apr, 2013
Easy to make and kids licked their plates clean - excellent result!
5th Apr, 2013
forgot to rate it - 5 stars
5th Apr, 2013
Wow, this is a lovely recipe. made with the olive potatoes as suggested. It is sooooo tasty and really easy to make. We make it about once a fortnight
28th Mar, 2013
Needed something else to give it a bit more taste. Sorry will not be having it again
26th Mar, 2013
Tasty recipe with very minimal ingredients.
17th Feb, 2013
Stumbled across this recipe and so glad I did! Really tasty, used chicken thighs and also added some chilli flakes as recommended (plus a dash of Tabasco). Gave it a nice touch of heat.
13th Feb, 2013
Quick, easy and totally delicious! Ive made this for guests who love it too, makes a super dinner party meal. five stars all the way!!


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