Low Carb Pesto Chicken and Baked Courgette

Low Carb Pesto Chicken and Baked Courgette


Low Carb Pesto Chicken and Baked Courgette

Low Carb Pesto Chicken and Baked Courgette

Chicken with pesto and baked courgettes is a delicious simple bake dish for easy week day meals. The roasted chicken dressed with homemade pesto is bursting with herby flavour, making this a winning meal for the family.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 726 kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 courgettes (zucchinis)
  • 14 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • 40 g fresh basil leaves
  • 30 g parmesan cheese
  • 100 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) .
  • Cut courgettes (zucchinis) on thin slices.
  • Spread the sliced courgettes and tomatoes on the baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  • While the courgette is baking, cut the chicken breast into strips and season with salt and pepper.
  • Warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the pan on low heat .
  • Fry chicken strips on both sides until golden (around 8 minutes)
  • Serve the roasted chicken strips along with the baked vegetables.
  • Top the chicken and vegetables with the freshly made pesto dressing, see preparation steps below.

For the Homemade Pesto

  • Cook the pine nuts on a small frying pan (skillet) until golden.
  • Whizz pine nuts with parmesan, basil, garlic cloves, and remaining olive oil in a food processor until smooth.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 726kcalCarbohydrates: 14.3gProtein: 32.1gFat: 64gFiber: 4.4g
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