Wednesday 2 March 2016

Good Old Favourites #13

It is hard to believe that I've got to number 13 in this series without sharing this recipe. It really is a very good, very old, very easy favourite of ours. I think this is the book club recipe that everyone cooks, off by heart, all the time.

It's perfect for this time of year, especially if you have tomatoes or basil growing in your garden.

It's also fresh and healthy, and has such a delicious flavour. Enjoy.

Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes and Creme Fraiche

Olive Oil
4 chicken breasts
500g cherry tomatoes
3 tablespoons (or more) creme fraiche
2 handfuls fresh basil leaves, torn
Black pepper

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Pour oil into shallow ovenproof dish that can also go on the hob, and add chicken, coating in oil. Place cherry tomatoes around chicken and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until chicken is done. Place on hob and add creme fraiche. Allow to simmer. Stir in basil and pepper.
Serve with couscous, or wraps, or pasta.

Quicker version: Cut chicken into strips and fry in a pan lightly sprayed with nonstick oil, add cherry tomatoes, then continue.

This also works with salmon, instead of chicken.

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