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Bite of Pesto Chicken Bake

Italian Keto Chicken Bake

5 from 9 reviews
  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: low carb, main dish
  • Method: oven-baked
  • Cuisine: italian


Italian Keto Chicken Bake from Sweetpea Lifestyle


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Pesto (store-bought is great!)
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/4 cup Italian Pimento Cheese (recipe to follow)
  • 1 tablespoon Capers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chili Onion Crunch (optional)

Italian Pimento Cheese

  • 8 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons drained capers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Sweetpea’s House Seasoning (see note)



  1. In a shallow bowl, mix olive oil, Italian seasoning, and pesto together.
  2. Add chicken breasts and smoosh around to coat well.
  3. Cover and allow to marinate for up to 24 hours.
  4. Make Italian pimento cheese by following this recipe
  5. To the Italian pimento cheese, add the capers, sun-dried tomatoes, and parmesan listed in this recipe.
  6. Bake chicken at 425˚ for 15-20 minutes, or until an internal temperature of 165˚ is reached. 
  7. During the last few minutes of cooking, top the chicken with a nice dollop of Italian pimento cheese.
  8. Broil until the cheese mixture is melted and golden brown on top.
  9. Serve to your hungry people!


House Seasoning is equal parts kosher salt, ground black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.

Italian Pimento Cheese is a great spread to have on hand for last-minute guests, slathering on bread, or topping chicken!

Keywords: italian keto chicken bake

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