Baked Pesto Chicken, Low Carb Recipe

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

I think this came from South Beach Diet - I got it in an email. If you like pesto, you'll love this! And so easy, too.

Rating:
★★★★☆ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

4
6-ounce boneless chicken breasts
1/2 c
favorite pesto (from a jar)
2 oz
(1/2 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly coat a 9x9 or 8x12 inch baking dish with oil. Spread half the pesto in the baking dish.
2Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Lay chicken breasts over pesto in an even layer. Spread with remaining pesto.
3Cover baking dish with foil and bake until chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes. Uncover and top with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 5 more minutes. Serve hot.
4Nutritional Information - per serving:
390 calories
20 g fat (5 g saturated)
2 g carbohydrate
46 g protein
0 g fiber
450 mg sodium

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Gluten-Free, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy