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Baked Pesto Chicken with Olives and Feta

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Tender & flavorful baked chicken recipe cooked in a creamy basil pesto sauce with feta cheese and olives. An easy keto chicken recipe perfect for dinner.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 636

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds chicken thighs or chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup half and half or evaporated milk you can also use heavy whipping cream
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cubed reduced sodium feta cheese
  • 1 cup pitted olives, rinsed and dried to minimize sodium intake
  • fresh basil chopped, for garnish, optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Combine butter and olive oil in a cast iron skillet and melt over medium heat.
  • Season chicken with dried basil, salt and pepper; add to hot oil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until browned.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine basil pesto, garlic, half and half, salt and pepper; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Remove skillet from heat and add olives and cubed feta to the skillet.
  • Pour the prepared pesto sauce over the chicken.
  • Bake in oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is bubbly.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 8
5 SMART POINTS IF MADE WITH BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS
Nutrition Facts
Baked Pesto Chicken with Olives and Feta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 636 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 194mg65%
Sodium 831mg35%
Potassium 333mg10%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 805IU16%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 265mg27%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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