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Keto Creamy Pesto Chicken

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Savor the Flavor: a Guide to Keto Creamy Pesto Chicken

Keto and Chicken: A Winning Combo

Chicken has become a go-to for those on the Keto diet. It packs a robust protein punch for curbing cravings without loading on carbs. The chicken’s leanness makes it stand out and its versatility across various keto chicken dishes. Its natural ability to absorb and enhance the flavors of ingredients like heavy cream, pesto sauce, and Parmesan cheese transforms simple meals into delightful, low-carb dinners. Because of its flexibility, chicken is indispensable in creating hearty, healthy meals that satisfy the palate without compromising dietary goals.

Mastering Keto Pesto Sauce

Creating a keto-friendly pesto involves choosing quality ingredients such as heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. These selections are essential in crafting a sauce that complements a keto chicken recipe while adhering to ketogenic diet guidelines. By focusing on these components, cooks will ensure their creamy pesto matches low-carb meals and satisfies cravings for healthy keto meals.

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Healthy, delicious, and Keto-friendly, Creamy Pesto Chicken

Preparing Keto Creamy Pesto Chicken

Initiate this culinary adventure by warming olive oil in a skillet over medium. Sauté garlic, red onion, and sun-dried tomatoes briefly, until their aroma fills the air. Introducing bell pepper next, it should retain a slight crunch after cooking. A dash of salt and pepper ensures the base layers are flavorful. Following this, chicken breast joins the mix, requiring around 5–7 minutes to cook properly. It gains character from Italian seasoning and, if desired, red pepper flakes. Pour in chicken broth, heavy cream, and pesto, allowing the mixture a few minutes to blend harmoniously. Final touches involve adjusting spices to one’s liking and garnishing with Parmesan, enriching the dish’s complexity.

Personalizing Your Keto Journey

Embrace flexibility in your diet; swap olive oil for coconut to tailor this dish. Introducing a variety of vegetables ensures it meets your preferences. Adjustment of spice levels or pesto varieties keeps your keto creamy pesto chicken uniquely yours, aligning with any dietary needs.

A Joyful Wrap-Up to Our Culinary Adventure

Discovering the keto creamy pesto chicken recipe has unlocked new doors in the culinary world, especially for those on a ketogenic diet seeking delicious and healthy keto meals. The beauty of this dish lies in its flexibility; you’re empowered to alter the pesto sauce, adjust the Italian seasoning, or play with the Parmesan cheese quantity. By sharing your personalized creations, you become part of a larger community celebrating the boundless possibilities of keto cooking.

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Keto Creamy Pesto Chicken

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy


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  1. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, garlic, sun-dried tomato, and cook for about 1 min.
  3. Then add bell pepper and continue cooking until slightly cooked but still crisp.
  4. Season the ingredients with salt and ground black pepper.
  5. Then add chopped chicken breast to the skillet.
  6. Cook for about 5-7 min, or until cooked.
  7. Season the chicken with Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes (optional).
  8. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, and pesto to the skillet.
  9. Cook for 2-3 min, stirring occasionally.
  10. Serve the dish on a plate with Parmesan cheese on top.
  11. Enjoy!
  12. Feel free to adjust the seasoning to your taste or use your favorite spices.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 319
  • Sugar: 4.1 g
  • Sodium: 628.2 mg
  • Fat: 22.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.7 g
  • Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 22.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 72.8 mg
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    • Let me know how it goes Mariama. I am a firm KetoCycle follower and love it. When you sign up it will be awesome and I will appreciate your support if you do use my link at the top of my Keto posts. I am waiting to see your recipes.


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