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SKILLET PESTO CHICKEN BREAST KETO

4 Quick and Easy Steps To Making one dish Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast. This is the perfect recipe if you do not like to cook or you’re on a low-carb diet.

This Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast is one of my favorite go-to recipes which makes me thrilled to teach you how to make it.   If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe the whole family will love or you are specifically looking for a keto recipe, you will love this Pesto Chicken Breast.

Low Carb – Keto Friendly

If you are on a keto low-carb diet, you can eat this easy to make scrumptious Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast. To make this recipe even lower in carbs, simply eliminate the slices of tomato. If you are watching your carbs, be sure to see the low-carb recipes below.

Because we all have busy lives, this one-pot one-skillet Pesto Chicken Breast is quick easy and delicious.  You will spend less time in the kitchen.

It is not only easy to make, but I cannot tell you how delicious it tastes.  It is also pretty healthy too.  Pesto is loaded with greens and garlic which are both excellent for you.  To make this recipe even easier, I also have a jar of pesto in my kitchen.

Homemade Pesto 

My homemade pesto is also delicious and super easy to make using a mini food processor.  But when I do not have the ingredients on hand to make homemade pesto, I grab a store-bought jar of Pesto.  This applies in particular to this chicken since it is a go-to recipe and prepared often.

What will you need to make Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast?

I never thought I could make something healthier tastes so delicious.  To prepare Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast, you will need a chicken breast, salt, pepper, garlic, Pesto, Mozzarella Cheese, and sliced tomatoes.

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4 Quick And Easy Steps To Making One Dish Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast.  This Is The Perfect Recipe If You Do Not Like To Cook Or You're On A Low-Carb Diet.

This Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast is one of my favorite go-to recipes which makes me excited to teach you how to make it.This Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast is one of my favorite go-to recipes which makes me excited to teach you how to make it.
How easy is this Skillet Pesto Chicken to prepare?

This Skillet Pesto Chicken breast is easy to cook in your skillet by layering each ingredient.  After the chicken breast is done and the other ingredients have been layered on top of it, place the lid on the skillet.  The steam will melt the cheese and warm all of the layered toppings in minutes.  When the cheese melts, remove the lid and enjoy a gooey delicious Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast.

Easy Skillet Recipes

If you are like most families leading super busy lives, you probably rely a lot on fast food or pizza delivery for dinner.  You already know eating this way is unhealthy and can get expensive but you have little energy and no time to prepare a meal.  Many people give up on ever having a sit-down home-cooked meal with their families around a table.

You do not have to have a gourmet kitchen, lots of money nor tons of time to accomplish a homemade meal with your family.  Easy skillet recipes are perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

My Cast Iron Skillet

I will admit you can use any skillet, but I love my cast iron skillet and highly recommend it.  Below I added a list on how to care for your cast iron skillet to keep it usable forever.  The cast-iron skillet below is close to a hundred years old.  It belonged to my husband’s grandma who gave it to me when she was in her 90’s.

My Cast Iron Skillet is one of my Favorite things in my kitchen.  I could not end this post without giving you some tips for helping you take care of your Cast Iron Skillet.

Caring For Cast Iron Skillet

As you can see in this picture, I love using my cast iron skillet.  The skillet in the picture is almost a hundred years old.  It belonged to my husband’s grandmother who gave it to me when she was in her 90’s.  She used it often and took well care of it.

  1. Rinse your cast iron cookware with hot water.  If anything is stuck on it, use a stiff brush to remove it.  DO NOT use soap!  It will break down the oil which has seasoned the cast iron.
  2. After rinsing your cast iron cookware, dry it immediately and well.  If water remains on cast iron, it will rust. After drying my skillet with a towel, I wipe it down lightly with cooking oil.  Next,  I place it on a burner on my stove long enough to heat the entire skillet.  Heating it makes sure no water remains.  Do not forget to wash and wipe down the lip with cooking oil.
  3. Store your cast iron in a cool, dry place.  Place folded paper towels on it before adding the lid on top.
4 Quick And Easy Steps To Making One Dish Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast. This Is The Perfect Recipe If You Do Not Like To Cook Or You're On A Low-Carb Diet.
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4 INGREDIENT SKILLET PESTO CHICKEN BREAST

Why do you need this flavorful Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast? It is one of my favorite go-to recipes which is terrific and ready to eat in 30 minutes. Use homemade pesto or store bought.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: entree, Entree/Chicken, lunch, Skillet Meal
Cuisine: American, Italian, Italian/American
Keyword: chicken breast, chicken recipe, easy recipe, keto, keto recipe, low carb, one skillet, skillet recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 701kcal

Equipment

  • skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 CHICKEN BREAST
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon pesto
  • 2 slices provolone or Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granulated

Instructions

  • In a skillet, heat up the oil
  • Add teaspoons each of Italian seasoning and garlic on both sides of chicken breast.
  • Cook on both sides about 10 min until the center reaches 170 degrees
  • Spread the Pesto on top of the chicken breast.
  • Add two pieces of cheese on top of the pesto.
  • If not on a low carb diet, add two slices of tomato on top of the cheese
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Cover with a lid for a couple of minutes until cheese is melted

Nutrition

Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 701kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 2197mg | Potassium: 913mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 515mg | Iron: 2mg

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SKILLET PESTO CHICKEN BREAST KETO

This Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast is one of my favorite go-to recipes which makes me thrilled to teach you how to make it.   If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe the whole family will love or you are specifically looking for a keto recipe, you will love this Pesto Chicken Breast. If you are on a keto low-carb diet, you can eat this easy to make scrumptious Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast. To make this recipe even lower in carbs, simply eliminate the slices of tomato. If you are watching your carbs, be sure to see the low-carb recipes below.

Make my easy homemade Pesto or purchase your favorite jar of pesto. Take out your skillet and prepare this delicious one-dish Skillet Pesto Chicken Breast.  Your family will be glad you did.

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3 thoughts on “SKILLET PESTO CHICKEN BREAST KETO”

  1. This looks so yummy and easy to make. We like to try different recipes with chicken breast here and going to have to add this one to try now. Thanks Diane and hope you are enjoying your weekend now, too!! 🙂

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