Pesto & Creme Fraiche Chicken

Pesto & Creme Fraiche Chicken

I’ve made this dish three times now, and each time it hasn’t disappointed!


It’s high in protein, is cooked in just one pan, is easy to make and tastes delicious.. what more do you want from an evening meal?! As well as the perfect mid-week meal it’s also great for entertaining – you just pop the pan in the middle of the table and let everyone dig in!


You can serve this dish with either sweet potato fries (I get mine from Musclefood – use NIC5 for 5% off) or tagliatelle; NB the nutritional stats provided do not include these.


Do let me know if you make this dish, I would love to see it!


This recipe is adapted from the Soulmate Food recipe book which I’m really enjoying – it’s easy to read and the pictures are great (pictures of the recipe are essential for me when trying to make something!!).   


Pesto and creme fraiche chicken

Pesto and creme fraiche chicken


Pesto & Creme Fraiche Chicken


  • 4 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 tsp olive oil or spray oil
  • 1 small red onion
  • 140g chestnut mushrooms, quartered
  • 120g baby corn, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 120g asparagus tips
  • 200g baby plum tomatoes
  • 400g low fat creme fraiche
  • 100g pesto*
  • sweet potato/tagliatelle to serve


  1. Cook the chicken in a pan with some oil before tipping out the chicken into a bowl for later.
  2. Next, heat some more oil in the pan and add the onion, mushrooms, baby corn and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the asparagus and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the pesto, baby plum tomatoes and creme fraiche and fold together. Once piping hot, season to taste and serve with sweet potato wedges or tagliatelle, and enjoy!


*I used reduced fat pesto from a jar however you can make your own by blending 60g basil leaves, 50g pine nuts and 30g grated parmesan cheese (before seasoning with salt and pepper).

 Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 296

% Daily Value

Total Fat 9 g


Total Carbohydrates 19 g


Protein 40 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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  1. Joanne
    November 24, 2015 / 8:18 am

    Would this recipe be suitable for freezing??

    • November 25, 2015 / 8:11 pm

      I don’t see why not.. although not sure how the veg would do! Let me know if you try it! I prefer to pop in the fridge and have leftovers the next day 🙂 x

  2. Rachel Thomas
    January 26, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Just made this for tea – really lovely recipe. I used Quorn chicken pieces, put a little bit of veg stock in it to make it more saucy and added 2 handfuls of spinach. I served on top of basmati rice. It was delicious 🙂

    • January 28, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      Love your additions!! Thanks so much for your comment Rachel!! xx

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