Cheesy Pesto Baked Chicken

A quick and easy low carb dinner recipe made with simple ingredients!

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Oven baked chicken made with cream cheese, pesto and mozzarella.

Even if you’re not trying to follow a keto or low carb diet, you’re going to love this easy way to make chicken in the oven. You simply mix together the cream cheese and pesto and slather it on the chicken. Top with mozzarella and bake! That’s it.

You can serve this with a low carb side like cauliflower rice, salad or veggies, or serve it with a side of pasta or rice for the rest of the family. Either way, it’s pretty dang good.

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Easy Low Carb Oven Baked Chicken Breast Recipes | Cheesy Pesto Chicken -- A super quick and easy dinner recipe! Keto friendly and made with just a few simple ingredients: chicken, cream cheese, basil pesto, mozzarella cheese and fresh tomatoes and basil for garnish. All baked together in one pan! Very little prep and clean up for this easy and healthy weeknight meal. My entire family loves it, including my picky kids! | Instrupix

Made with 4 simple ingredients and then topped with fresh basil and tomatoes. Easy Peasy!

Low Carb Cheesy Pesto Chicken served with Cauliflower rice! So good, the entire family will love it! Super quick and easy to make, too.

This low carb chicken recipe is so easy, that’s all you have to do is mix together 8 ounces of softened cream cheese with about 1/3 cup of store-bought basil pesto. Spread it all over the chicken and then top it with mozzarella cheese.

Make sure you choose a good quality basil pesto. The best ones are located in the refrigerator section of the grocery store by the refrigerated pasta.

Low Carb Cheesy Pesto Chicken -- A quick and easy dinner idea for the whole family! Kid friendly and husband approved.

Bake for about 30 minutes, and then top with fresh basil and tomatoes.

Keto Cheesy Pesto Baked Chicken Recipe -- super quick and easy to make!

My entire family loves this recipe. It’s kid-friendly and husband approved! I serve it with pasta for my daughter, and then my husband and I eat it with either cauliflower rice or salad.

Quick and Easy Oven Baked Cheesy Pesto Chicken Recipe (a keto and low carb meal!) Great for the whole family. Even my kids love this simple recipe.

This easy baked chicken tastes just as good as it looks. Yum!

Cauliflower rice is my go-to side dish because it goes with just about everything, including this baked cheesy pesto chicken. You can buy cauliflower rice frozen, and then just pop it in the microwave.

Cheesy Pesto Chicken Bake (keto and low carb recipe!) A quick and easy dinner recipe the entire family will love. Made with cream cheese! Simple ingredients.

Cheesy Pesto Chicken Bake (Keto & Low Carb!)

This easy low carb dinner recipe is made with chicken, cream cheese, pesto and mozzarella! Simple ingredients that the entire family will love. Serve it with cauliflower rice, pasta, salad, veggies or anything else you'd like.

Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken, keto, low carb
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 3-4 chicken breasts (about 1.5 pounds)
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup store-bought basil pesto (I like the Giovanni Rana brand)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Garnish
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 4-6 basil leaves (chopped)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and grease a large baking dish.

  2. Mix the softened cream cheese and basil pesto together.

  3. Lay the chicken breasts flat into your greased baking dish and evenly spread the cream cheese pesto mixture over top.

  4. Top with 1+ cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.

  5. Bake uncovered in the center rack of the oven for 30-45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

  6. Garnish with your fresh chopped tomatoes and basil. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes


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