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Basil Pesto Chicken

Basil Pesto Chicken is a low-calorie keto dinner you can make in one pan on a busy weeknight with just three ingredients. Who knew low carb, gluten-free eating could taste this scrumptious?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinate Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basil pesto chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Jordan


  • 1 cup basil pesto
  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 3 chicken breasts, cubed


  • In a large bowl, combine the basil pesto and dijon mustard.
  • Add the cubed chicken to the bowl, toss to coat, and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  • About 15 minutes before you're ready to cook the chicken, remove it from the refrigerator and uncover. Preheat the oven to 400° F and arrange the chicken on a baking sheet in a single layer. Cook the chicken for 12-15 minutes or until internal temperature has reached 165° F.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg