Low-Carb Pesto Chicken


Posted: January 28

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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The eternal debate: to be healthy or to enjoy great food. Thankfully, Low-Carb Pesto Chicken lets you do both. The herby, cheesy sauce slathered over the juicy chicken keeps the carb count low but maximizes the taste. Topped with fresh tomatoes and basil, Low-Carb Pesto Chicken keeps you fueled and satisfied without the calories!


Ingredients

• 3-4 chicken breasts • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened • 1/3 cup basil pesto • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved, for garnish • 4-6 basil leaves, chopped, for garnish

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease a large baking dish.

Step 3

Mix the cream cheese and basil pesto.

Step 4

Lay the chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish.

Step 5

Evenly spread the pesto and cream cheese mixture over the top of the chicken.

Step 6

Top with the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Step 7

Bake on the center rack until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F, about 30-45 minutes.

Step 8

Serve topped with cherry tomatoes and basil leaves.


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