Winter chicken with pesto, black olives and cherry tomatoes

Cook: 25 mins
Winter chicken with pesto, black olives and cherry tomatoes
This is a lovely chicken dish, easy to prepare and absolutely gorgeous. 

1 tbsp olive oil

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into halves

1 pack of cherry tomatoes

10-15 pitted Kalamata olives (from deli counter in any supermarket or prepacked in olive section)

3 tbsp pre-made pesto sauce of choice

3 tbsp crème fraîche

Fresh basil

Basmati rice

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan on medium heat. Add the chicken and fry without moving it much until it takes on a bit of colour.

Turn the chicken and cook on the other side. Continue cooking until it is cooked through. Season with little salt and pepper.

Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and toss them into the pan, stirring them for a few minutes until they start to soften.

Add in the Kalamata olives.

Reduce the heat, add in the pesto and crème fraîche and stir until it makes a sauce.

Cover and turn off the hob.

Make basmati rice according to the packet.

Give the chicken and sauce a final stir, then add in the fresh basil and serve with the rice.


Cooking Time
25 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Chicken, Vegetables, Rice

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy, Entertaining, Family Dinners

Level of Difficulty

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