1-Minute Recipe: Keto Pesto Chicken Casserole

1-Minute Recipe: Keto Pesto Chicken Casserole | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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This keto pesto chicken casserole is great to have a lot of leftovers to meal prep. It’s a quick and easy low-carb recipe that has a lot of Mediterranean ingredients such as feta cheese, olives, and pesto. I’m not a big Mediterranean person, but this keto pesto chicken casserole replicates a lot of those Greek flavors. Diet Doctor’s tutorial on YouTube is so simple and it takes one minute to prepare all of this. However, the cooking process takes some time, but prepping everything is so quick and simple. This dish can be served with a side of leafy greens.



  • 1½ lbs boneless chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp red pesto or green pesto
  • 1¼ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 oz. pitted olives
  • 5 oz. feta cheese, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped


First, preheat the oven at 400F. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Add butter or oil in a large skillet and fry the chicken pieces in batches on medium-high heat until golden brown.

How To Make Keto Pesto Chicken Casserole - Casserole Recipes
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Next, add the grilled chicken, feta cheese, garlic, and olives in a baking dish. Mix pesto and heavy cream in a bowl and pour over the chicken mixture. You can use a store-bought low-carb red or green pesto to mix or make your own. Continue to watch Diet Doctor tutorial on YouTube for the full cooking instructions.

Keto Pesto Chicken Casserole - 1 minute recipes - Quick and Easy
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In conclusion, this casserole dish is keto-friendly and a great dish if you’re on a diet. You can switch out the olives and cheese to something else too.

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