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pesto chicken on grill
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Low Carb Pesto Chicken

Keep low carb pesto chicken on hand to add a burst of flavor to salads and wraps.  Chop it up and stuff into mushrooms and bell peppers.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6
Calories: 218kcal


  • 1.75 lb chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese optional


  • Slice chicken breasts lengthwise into long thin pieces. Place in small mixing bowl.
  • Add pesto to chicken and mix well to coat all pieces.  Place in refrigerator until ready to cook.
  • Either sautéed pieces in iron skillet (coated with olive oil) or grill over medium heat until chicken is completely done  and registers 165 degrees on meat thermometer.  
  • Sprinkle chicken with mozzarella or parm cheese and melt. (optional)
  • Use chicken on salads, in wraps or sandwiches.  Use as protein food for meal prep.  


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.6mg