Take a look at how incredibly simple it is to make two cheese pesto chicken. Really, I would almost call this idiot proof.
I love a simple roast chicken breast, stuffed with cheese. Now add pesto to the mix and you'll be enjoying a tasty dinner tonight.Who else wants a simple low-carb dinner tonight - without staying in the kitchen for hours? Cheesy pesto chicken will be your new go-to mid-week meal.
Of course, chicken is one of the most budget-friendly proteins around, so when your local grocer has chicken breast on sale...stock up! There are quite a few amazing chicken breast based recipes here at Ditch the Carbs.
How to Prep Two-Cheese Chicken with Pesto
It couldn't be easier.
Simply cut open a chicken breast, pop some cheese, cream cheese and pesto inside and voila! You can now throw it in the oven while you go and enjoy your success with a glass wine, and prepare some vegetables to accompany the dinner.
How To Bake Two-Cheese Pesto Chicken
Simply throw this all together, bake for 30-40 minutes and forget about it. You can vary the type of cheese you add and if you want, even cover the chicken breast with some tinned/canned chopped tomatoes to make a cheat's cheesy tomato sauce by the end of the cooking time.Looking for a quick weeknight dinner for the win? This low carb pesto chicken is delish!!!!
Pesto has to be one of the tastiest and easiest condiments to use. Add to tinned/canned tomatoes for an easy pasta sauce, mix with cream cheese for a salad topping or a dip.
There's definitely no complaints about dry chicken breasts with this recipe. Look at all those juices! This recipe has so much flavour, everyone will be happy. With only a light layer of cheese, this recipe won't be overly cheesy.
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Two Cheese Pesto Chicken
- Mix the pesto with the cream cheese.
- Slice the chicken breasts almost in half.
- In each chicken breast, place a slice of mature cheese and pesto/cream cheese mixture.
- Place in a baking dish and cook at 180C/350F for 30-40 minutes until thoroughly cooked and all the juices run clear when you push a knife or a skewer through the thickest part.