06 Jul Keto Cheesy Pesto Chicken Casserole
Last Updated on December 12, 2021
Hey y’all! Do you like extra creamy, cheesy casseroles? Pesto? Easy weeknight dinners that you can prep in advance for the hectic week ahead? YES!? Well then, this Keto Cheesy Pesto Chicken Casserole is the recipe for you!
My daughter and I picked big beautiful bunches of basil from our herb garden and decided to try our hand at homemade pesto. It turned out incredibly tasty!
Since we’re trying to eat grain-free and low carb, we brainstormed on all the wonderful things we could make with our homemade pesto that didn’t involve pasta. Enter this Keto Cheesy Pesto Chicken Casserole.
Do you like extra creamy, cheesy casseroles? Pesto? Easy weeknight dinners that you can prep in advance for the hectic week ahead? YES!? Well then, this Keto Cheesy Pesto Chicken Casserole is the recipe for you!
Keto Cheesy Pesto Chicken Casserole – Low Carb Chicken Casserole
- 1/2 tsp. avocado oil
- 4 c. shredded chicken
- 1 1/2 c. mayonnaise
- 1 c. full fat sour cream
- 3/4 c. homemade pesto
- 1 c. shredded parmesan cheese separated
- 1 1/2 c. mozzarella cheese separated
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 2 eggs
- optional garnishes: fresh basil toasted pine nuts, grated parmesan, a dollop of homemade pesto
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Grease an 8″ x 8″ casserole dish with the avocado oil.
- Mix the shredded chicken, mayonnaise, sour cream and homemade pesto.
- Stir in 1 cup shredded mozzarella and 1/2 cup shredded parmesan.
- Add a bit of freshly cracked black pepper to taste.
- Stir in the eggs and mix until combined well.
- Layer the chicken mixture in the bottom of the casserole dish.
- Sprinkle evenly with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. (Optional: Add a sprinkling of pine nuts if desired.)
- Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until bubbly and browned.
- Place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes to brown the top a little more if desired.
- Serve with optional garnishes such as fresh basil, toasted pine nuts, grated parmesan or a dollop of homemade pesto.
Filled with cheesy goodness, finely shredded chicken and a creamy mayo, sour cream and homemade pesto mixture, this casserole is sure to go on your weekly rotation. Garnish it with basil, toasted pine nuts, an extra dollop of pesto and/or some freshly grated parmesan cheese.
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