Keto Pesto Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Keto Pesto Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Who loves a 30 minute meal?? I sure do! This creamy Keto Pesto Chicken fits the bill and can easily be scaled up to feed more. The key to the amazing flavour is fresh basil for the pesto, making it well worth the couple of dollars to buy it. If you are growing your own, even better!

 

The pesto for the Keto Pesto Chicken is great on its own as well – I couldn’t stop eating it by the spoonful when I was developing this simple recipe. I serve this with Zucchini noodles but you could also use shirataki/miracle noodles that have no carbs.

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Keto Pesto Chicken

Served a top zucchini noodles, this creamy fresh keto pesto chicken is ready in a flash and is loaded full of flavour and healthy fats, making it the perfect 30 minute keto dinner. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 564 kcal

Ingredients

Pesto

  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 garlic clove or 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 100 grams parmesan cheese cubed
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Remaining ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts Diced into 2cm pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes cut into thin strips
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 zucchinis spiralised
  • extra grated parmesan to serve

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, blitz the walnuts, garlic clove and parmesan until it resembles a fine crumb. 

  2. Add the remaining pesto ingredients and blitz until thoroughly combined. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper as required, depending on the saltiness of your parmesan. You want this pesto on the salty side to balance the cream. 

  3. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil of medium heat and brown the diced chicken on all sides.

  4. Add the cream, sundried tomatoes and pesto and stir to combine. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the sauce is thickened to your liking. 

  5. When just about to serve, add the zucchini noodles and toss to combine. If you prefer your zucchini noodles softer, let them simmer for a few minutes. 

  6. Serve with extra parmesan cheese on top. 

Nutrition Facts
Keto Pesto Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 564 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 69%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 986mg 41%
Potassium 864mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 19.9%
Vitamin C 27.2%
Calcium 48.7%
Iron 11.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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