This deliciously simple chicken supper is perfect for summer evenings

Take your cooking up a notch this summer with Tesco Finest

chicken dish
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Summer is the time of year when we want to bring some seriously delicious dishes to the table. Dining al fresco calls for fresh flavours and bright colours to match the cool breeze and glorious sunshine. Luckily, you don’t need to slave away over a hot stove to achieve these results. When you elevate simple recipes with high-quality products from the Tesco Finest range, you’ll be amazed at how little effort is needed to serve up a plate of deliciousness.

Only the finest techniques and ingredients are used to create the products in the Tesco Finest range, so you know their quality matches their great taste. Substituting a few standard ingredients in an everyday recipe for these premium products will take the flavour up a level. 

The following dish is a bowl of effortless indulgence that’s perfect for a laid-back summer evening – and to keep in your arsenal for any occasion this summer. Tesco Finest Cornfed Free Range Chicken Fillets are fried till they’re golden, then simmered in a sauce created from the pan juices, wine or stock. These fillets have succulent meat from slower growing chickens that are free to roam naturally on green pastures and fed on a corn rich diet for full flavour. They also come from producers inspected to RSPCA welfare standards by the RSPCA's independently certified farm assurance scheme – so you know you're eating the best.

Sweet and intense Tesco Finest Piccobella Tomatoes are then added to elevate the sauce. These tomatoes are expertly grown and selected for their intensely sweet flavour and distinctive aroma, not to mention the vibrant burst of colour they provide.

The pièce de resistance of the dish is the addition of deliciously fresh & creamy Tesco Finest Italian Burrata. It’s made in the South of Italy by a family-owned producer using 100% Italian cow's milk. You could also serve this up as a speedy snack, served with vine ripened tomatoes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and fresh warm bread for dipping. But trust us, this recipe is unbeatable!

Next, basil, toasted pine nuts and lemon zest are added to really give the dish some oomph. The Burrata melts luxuriantly into the flavoursome sauce, balanced by the plump tomatoes, creating an effortless one-pan meal that is bursting with flavour. Finally, serve alongside Tesco Finest Garlic & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Flatbreads to ensure you mop up every last morsel.

Creamy burrata chicken with cherry tomatoes and basil

Elevate this simple chicken dish with creamy Italian burrata and fresh basil to bring some flavour to a sunny evening. 

Serves 2   |   Prep 5 mins   |   Cook 25 mins

  • 1 pack Tesco Finest 2 Corn-fed Free Range Chicken Fillets
  • 3 tbsp Tesco Finest Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 2 fat garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1⁄2 30g pack basil, stalks finely chopped, leaves reserved
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 220g pack Tesco Finest Piccobella Tomatoes
  • Splash white wine or stock
  • 250g pack Tesco Finest Italian Burrata, drained
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts, lightly crushed
  • 200g pack Tesco Finest Garlic & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Flatbread, warmed to serve


Put the chicken in a glass/ceramic bowl with the oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic and finely chopped basil stalks.

Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the chicken with the marinade and rosemary for 10 mins, turning halfway, until golden brown.

Add the tomatoes and a splash of white wine/stock, then simmer for 5-8 mins until the tomatoes burst and the chicken is cooked through.

Take the pan off the heat. Tear the burrata over the chicken, then top with the reserved basil leaves, crushed pine nuts and a few grinds of black pepper. Serve with the warmed flatbread.


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