feature: pesto chicken (an easy and delicious low-carb recipe)

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Ready in 30 minutes with just 9 ingredients, this pesto chicken recipe is a delicious. One serving is 373 calories and 6.7g of net carbs. Try it tonight!

It goes great with Spinach Salad or Roasted Vegetables!

Yield: 4 servings

Pesto Chicken Recipe

Pesto Chicken (an easy & delicious low-carb recipe)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 Chicken Thighs (boneless, skinless)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Pesto
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Cream
  • 10 Olives, pitted & sliced
  • 1/4 cup Feta Cheese, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Dice chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add coconut oil to skillet and cook chicken pieces for 5 minutes. Flip chicken and add garlic. Continue cooking until chicken is golden brown & no longer pink in the center.
  4. While your chicken is cooking, whisk together coconut cream and pesto.
  5. Transfer chicken to an oven-safe casserole dish. Spread olives and feta cheese on top. Pour cream & pesto mixture evenly over chicken.
  6. Bake dish for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and creamy.


Substitutions & Additions

  • This recipe can be made with any chicken (I like thighs best, but breast is totally fine). I usually use leftover roasted chicken (which cuts down on the cooking time, too).
  • Coconut cream adds an extra layer of flavor to this dish, but you can use regular heavy cream.
  • If you don't like Feta Cheese (or don't have it on hand), you can use a different cheese. I've used Mozzarella and Cheddar and both have been delicious (although Feta is best).
  • Toss in whatever vegetables you have on hand to boost the nutrients and make it a one-dish meal.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373Total Fat: 30.2gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 642mgCarbohydrates: 8.4gNet Carbohydrates: 6.7gFiber: 1.7gSugar: 0.9gProtein: 25.8g

Pesto! Pesto! Pesto!

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I love pesto. Making your own pesto isn’t that difficult, but (where I live, at least) it ends up being more expensive (unless you’re growing your own basil). A quality store-bought pesto is just as good as homemade!

Do you make your own pesto or use store-bought? Let me know in the comments!

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