Keto Pesto Chicken Casserole

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!

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Keto Pesto Chicken Casserole

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! 

Keto Pesto Chicken Casserole

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.

Keto 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!

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Keto Pesto Chicken Casserole

Keto Cheesy Pesto Chicken Casserole – Low Carb Chicken Casserole

blankKristi Barnes
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! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Entrees, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 9 servings
Calories 809 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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Notes

Nutritional information for my recipes is provided as a courtesy and is only an approximation. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any nutritional information provided for any recipe on this site. Erythritol and monk fruit carbs are not included in the nutritional information as they have been shown to have a low impact on blood sugar. Those with Diabetes or other health-related issues may need to calculate net carbs differently. If you need help managing or calculating carbs, ask your doctor or dietician for guidance. Net carbs provided are the total carbs less fiber and sugar alcohols. For the most accurate nutritional information, please calculate with your own specific ingredients using a program like Carb Manager or My Fitness Pal.

Nutrition

Calories: 809kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 48gFat: 66gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 20gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 196mgSodium: 1217mgPotassium: 353mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1155IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 592mgIron: 2mg
Keyword comfort food, easy dinners, keto casserole, keto chicken casserole, low carb chicken casserole
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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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Keto Cheesy Pesto Chicken Casserole

A Note on Nutrition Facts

I am not a nutritional expert. Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is only an approximation. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any nutritional information provided for any recipe on this site. Erythitrol carbs are not included in the nutritional information as it has been shown to have a low impact on blood sugar. Those with Diabetes or other health-related issues may need to calculate net carbs differently. If you need help managing or calculating carbs, ask your doctor or dietician for guidance. Net carbs provided are the total carbs less fiber and sugar alcohols. For the most accurate nutritional information, please calculate with your own specific ingredients using a program like Carb Manager or My Fitness Pal.

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24 Comments
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    J
    Posted at 17:54h, 11 September Reply

    AMAZING Dish!!

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    Lori Mathios
    Posted at 22:09h, 23 January Reply

    I’m not a fan of mayo, can I swap it out for something else?

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    Cassandra
    Posted at 11:28h, 19 February Reply

    You can use plain Greek yogurt in nearly any recipe that calls for mayo.

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    Merc
    Posted at 22:08h, 05 March Reply

    Omgosh I LOVED IT, so did the Fam! Thank you. Do you know approx how many carbs per serving?

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      Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 08:24h, 08 March Reply

      I’m so glad you liked it! It’s about 2.3g total carbs or 1.5g net.

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    Kristi
    Posted at 08:23h, 08 March Reply

    I’m so glad you liked it! It’s about 2.3g total carbs or 1.5g net.

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    Angel
    Posted at 10:21h, 01 May Reply

    Great flavor!! However, ours was not quite a soup, but it definitely didn’t form into a casserole. Wondering what we did differently.

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    Melissa
    Posted at 12:46h, 13 May Reply

    This was DELICIOUS! I added fresh spinach and mushrooms! My family went crazy over it. We will be adding this as a regular meal!

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    brit
    Posted at 18:43h, 13 May Reply

    Are the serving sizes a cup? Approximately?

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    Angela
    Posted at 20:58h, 24 June Reply

    This recipe is delicious. I just made it tonight but added frozen cauliflower rice to it also. Definitely a keeper!

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    Erica
    Posted at 04:04h, 24 July Reply

    What are the approximate calories?

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    Jen
    Posted at 16:23h, 26 July Reply

    Amazing meal! My husband and I both loved it! Thank you 😊

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    Jill Niesen
    Posted at 14:03h, 19 August Reply

    This was excellent and I will definitely make it again. The only changes I made were to beat the 2 eggs before adding to the chicken/cheese mixture. It makes it much easier to incorporate. I also added sliced tomatoes from my garden to the top before adding the final cheese under the broiler. Great, easy recipe that I will definitely make again!

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      Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 09:08h, 15 February Reply

      thank you so much! That sounds wonderful! 🙂

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    Wayne
    Posted at 05:51h, 22 September Reply

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    A major tool that really made it easier for me get started was having access
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    A few months ago, I found one that offers 148 ketogenic recipes complete with meal planning tips.

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    Janet
    Posted at 17:12h, 08 October Reply

    Is the shredded chicken cooked or raw?

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    Sarah
    Posted at 07:37h, 11 December Reply

    I didn’t see eggs under the ingredients list but I saw under the instructions to stir in eggs. How many eggs should I stir in? Thank you so much for the recipe!

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      Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 08:04h, 12 December Reply

      It’s at the bottom of the ingredients list and instructions so you can add S&P to taste before you add the eggs. 2 large eggs.

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    Emma
    Posted at 23:30h, 23 January Reply

    This recipe has literally changed my life. I hate cooking and yet I am filled with joy to cook this dish. It’s so easy and so freaking good. I literally dream about eating it. Everyone please make this dish

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      Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 08:50h, 15 February Reply

      I’m so happy to hear this! Thanks for your kind words!

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    Amanda
    Posted at 20:15h, 15 January Reply

    Hi! Should I double the recipe if I want to use a 13×9 pan??? Thanks!

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