I find that adding Spinach gives it some real body, along with some hidden goodness. It’s a really easy ingredient to slip in to dishes if you’re struggling to get greens in to your little ones and most supermarkets sell frozen cubes so you can always have some on hand.
To feed 4:
3 Chicken breasts – cut in to strips
2 Tbsp pesto
300ml Low fat creme fraiche
A large handful of spinach or two frozen cubes
A handul of baby plum or cherry tomatoes – halved
1 Tsp chili flakes
Bring a large pan to a medium heat with a glug of oil and add the chicken. When it’s nearly cooked through, add the spinach (if frozen), chili and cherry tomatoes and leave to fry off for a couple of minutes.
Pour in the creme fraiche, pesto and add the spinach if yours is fresh. Stir until well combined and the spinach has wilted. Taste, check your seasoning and you’re done in the time it takes to cook some pasta or rice to go with it. A fast, tasty tea for tired, lazy evenings.