Keto Pesto Chicken Casserole

Keto Pesto Chicken Casserole

Mediterranean superstars — feta cheese, olives, and pesto — unite in this creamy, easy-to-make keto chicken dish. Give it a go. Your taste buds will thank you!

45 Min

Serv. 4

Easy

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs boneless chicken thighs or chicken breasts

  • salt and pepper

  • 2 tbsp butter or coconut oil

  • 5 tbsp red pesto or green pesto

  • 1¼ cups heavy whipping cream

  • 3 oz. pitted olives

  • 5 oz. feta cheese, diced

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

Nutrition

Carbohydrates 9 g
Calories 1018 kcal
Protein38 g
FAT93 g

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add butter or oil to a large skillet and fry the chicken pieces in batches on medium-high heat until golden brown.
  • Mix pesto and heavy cream in a bowl.
  • Place the fried chicken pieces in a baking dish together with olives, feta cheese and garlic. Add the pesto.
  • Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes, until the dish turns bubbly and light brown around the edges.

Additional Tips

A simple side dish of field greens or crunchy romaine complements the rich flavors.

Lightly sautéed asparagus or green beans work, too.