Keto Pesto Chicken with Mozzarella Low Carb Recipe
Pesto Chicken

Keto Pesto Chicken with Mozzarella

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If you’re having a busy week, simplicity is key when it comes to cooking – quick and easy dishes will help you stay on track and stick to your macros.

The pesto chicken with mozzarella is incredibly simple to make, and very filling. Besides, you only need 3 ingredients. What could be better than that?

Optionally, you can add grated Parmesan together with the mozzarella. You can also add freshly ground black pepper to the chicken before cooking it. It’s important not to overcook the chicken, so you should not wait for it to be completely cooked before adding the mozzarella.

Pesto Chicken recipe

When buying your pesto, check the label for the ingredients and for the carbs it contains – pesto is typically low-carb but the actual number can vary. Alternatively, you can try our pesto sauce recipe.

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Leave the oven at 200 C to preheat.


Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and slice them into pieces. You can make about 2 to 3 pieces from each breast. Chop them as small as you prefer.

Brush a pan with cooking oil and set 2 tbsp of pesto on the pan.

Gently plop the chicken pieces onto the pesto. Pour the rest of the pesto on top of the chicken and let it cook.

pesto sauce

Cover the entirety of the pan with a sheet of aluminum foil. Leave for 15 minutes until the chicken is slightly cooked.

adding mozzarella

After 15 minutes, remove the foil on the pan then top with generous amounts of grated mozzarella. Continue cooking for 4 to 5 minutes more. Transfer to a serving plate and enjoy with your loved ones.



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Keto Pesto Chicken with Mozzarella

A super easy low-carb and keto-friendly chicken dish for your dinner.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword keto pesto chicken, pesto chicken, pesto chicken with mozzarella
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 328kcal
Author KetoVale Team



  • Set the oven to 200°C to preheat while making the dish.
  • Chop the washed chicken into small portions. You should cut about 2-3 pieces from each chicken breast.
  • Put 2 tbsp of pesto in a pan sprayed with cooking oil.
  • Throw in the chicken pieces and add the remaining pesto on top of the meat.
  • Enclose the pan with aluminum foil and allow cooking for 15 minutes or up till the meat is slightly cooked through.
  • Sprinkle the grated mozzarella on the chicken. Remove the foil completely and cook for additional 4-5 minutes.
  • Serve in a plate and enjoy.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Pesto Chicken with Mozzarella
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 533mg22%
Potassium 570mg16%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 684IU14%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 149mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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