Basic basic low-carb cooking at it's best. Two cheese pesto chicken looks beautiful but is so incredibly easy to make. |
4.29 from 7 votes

Two Cheese Pesto Chicken

This baked two cheese pesto chicken recipe is full of flavour. The basil flavour really comes through and is not dominated by the cheese.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Gluten Free, Grain free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, No Sugars, Wheat Free
Keyword Low-carb chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 386 kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 tbsp pesto
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • slices of mature cheese of choice


  1. Mix the pesto with the cream cheese.
  2. Slice the chicken breasts almost in half.
  3. In each chicken breast, place a slice of mature cheese and pesto/cream cheese mixture.
  4. 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.

Recipe Notes

Optional - sprinkle a little parmesan or other cheese on top to create a cheesy crust.

Nutrition Facts
Two Cheese Pesto Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 386 Calories from Fat 192
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.3g 33%
Total Carbohydrates 2.5g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 1.9g
Protein 49g 98%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.