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Baked Pesto Alfredo Chicken in a skillet.

Baked Pesto Alfredo Chicken

Alfredo style Pesto Chicken is a delicious recipe that is ready in 30 minutes, is also low carb, KETO, and gluten free! Serve over zoodles or cauliflower rice and you’ll soon realize that this is the BEST Alfredo Chicken, even without the pasta!

Blue: 11   Green: 11   Purple: 11   Freestyle: 11
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 serves
Calories 364 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 (16-ounces total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Chicken Seasoning Blend <--- click for the Seasoning Blend recipe (or use your favorite seasoning for chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup Low Carb Homemade Alfredo Sauce with Basil Pesto <--- click for the Alfredo Sauce recipe (You can also just use 1 cup regular Alfredo Sauce and mix in about 2 tablespoons Basil Pesto)
  • chopped fresh basil, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  2. Add diced bacon to a skillet and cook over medium-high heat to a desired crispiness; remove bacon from skillet and set aside. Do not drain the bacon fat.
  3. Set skillet back over heat and add in olive oil.
  4. Season chicken breasts on both sides and add to the hot oil; brown chicken breasts for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  5. Remove from heat and, if using an oven-safe skillet, just pour the Alfredo Pesto Sauce over the chicken breasts and mix it around so every piece is covered. If using a baking dish, remove chicken from skillet and transfer to the baking dish; pour Alfredo Pesto Sauce over the chicken.

  6. Cover with foil and cook for 23 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is done. Chicken is cooked through when internal temperature registers at 165˚Please use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
  7. Remove from oven and let stand about 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish with previously prepared bacon and chopped fresh basil.
  9. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 11 

 

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

 

NOTES

Nutrition Facts
Baked Pesto Alfredo Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 694mg29%
Potassium 463mg13%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 34IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.