Keto Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

Keto Pesto Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

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This delicious and oh so easy Keto Pesto Chicken Sheet Pan meal is ridiculously easy to make, has just 4 carbs per serving and will feed a crowd. Your guests won’t even know they are eating keto when they bite into this flavorful, protein packed meal.

Keto Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

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Easy Keto Pesto Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

Another great thing about this meal is the fact that it requires very little cleanup! That’s right. Very little cleanup. It’s an entire meal cooked in just one pan after all and parchment paper to boot. I don’t know about you, but I am busy! Anything that helps keep my to-do list shorter, I am a fan of.

What is Needed to Make This Easy Keto Pesto Chicken Sheet Pan Meal?

If you are liking the sound of this one pan, easy cleanup meal, read on for what you need to have on hand in order to make it for dinner tonight:

That's it! That is all you need to put this delicious keto meal together.

Keto Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

How to Make This Easy Keto Pesto Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl, combine the green beans and cherry tomatoes.

How to Make Keto Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

Mix together the butter and garlic, and pour over the vegetables. Toss to combine.

Season the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste, and spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Coat the chicken tenderloins well with the basil sauce, and place onto the baking sheet with the vegetables.

How to Make Keto Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

Bake for 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

How Long Does it Take to Make This Keto Pesto Chicken?

This keto pesto chicken recipe can be made in a mere 40 minutes! Just 15 minutes for prep time and just 25 for baking time. That’s it. Just 40 minutes for an entire dinner to be ready to be served.

Is Pesto Chicken Low Carb?

While Pesto Chicken meals can vary in carb count depending on the ingredients that the cook included, the carb count in this particular keto pesto chicken meal is just 4 net carbs per serving. With a carb count that low, you can comfortably include it in your keto diet without guilt.

Additionally, it is important to make sure that you use a low carb pesto sauce in this recipe. Not all store bought pesto sauce is low carb, so be sure and read the label before buying.

This recipe makes 6 servings.

What is the Best Pan for Baking Chicken?

So what is the best pan for baking chicken, anyway? I’ve had people ask me this from time to time and honestly I think this one comes down to personal preference, however, for this keto chicken pesto meal, I would definitely use a basic baking sheet. You need a pan that is large enough for all of the ingredients to cook together.

Tips for Making the Best Low Carb Pesto Chicken

I have found that following a few tips helps to make sure you end up with a great low carb pesto chicken meal. Follow these tips for making the best low carb pesto chicken:

  • Be sure that the pesto you buy has basil listed as its first ingredient. Trust me, it makes a difference.
  • Thoroughly coat the chicken with the pesto sauce before baking so that the flavor infuses well.
  • Be sure to toss all of the vegetables with the butter and garlic mixture before placing on the baking sheet. This will ensure that every bite of your meal is packed full of flavor.
Keto Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

Is this Keto Chicken Pesto Meal Good for Meal Prep

If you are looking for new keto meals to add to your meal prep list, this low carb pesto chicken is perfect! I like to make two batches of this recipe so that I can serve one for dinner and pack up the other for lunches throughout the week.

Sheet Pan Chicken Variations

If you are out of pesto sauce or simply want a delicious variation, I have just the answer for you! Instead of the pesto sauce, simply lightly coat the chicken in coconut oil and sprinkle some of this homemade Chicken Bouillon powder. Cooking instructions remain the same.

Another way to mix this dish up is to swap out the veggies. I like to use broccoli or cauliflower as my substitute veggies.

How to Store Keto Chicken Pesto

Refrigerator

You can store this keto chicken pesto in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Freezer

You can store frozen chicken in an airtight container in the freezer for up to two months. Before freezing, make sure your chicken has cooled down (you want it cool to the touch, but do not cool it for longer than 90 minutes) before placing it in the container to put it in the freezer.

Can This Recipe Be Used for Sheet Pan Pesto Thighs instead of Breast Tenderloins?

Do you prefer chicken thighs to chicken breasts? No problem! You can simply swap out the breast tenderloins for thighs to make a mouth watering sheet pan pesto thighs meal!

Keto Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

Keto Pesto Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breast tenderloins
  • 3 tablespoons low carb jar pesto sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 12 ounces fresh green beans with the ends trimmed
  • 12 Cherry tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a bowl, combine the green beans and cherry tomatoes.
  • Mix together the butter and garlic, and pour over the vegetables. Toss to combine.
  • Season the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste, and spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Coat the chicken tenderloins well with the basil sauce, and place onto the baking sheet with the vegetables.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 37gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 182mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3g
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