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Whole30 + Keto Crispy Pesto Chicken

This Whole30 + Keto Crispy Pesto Chicken Recipe is topped with a creamy pesto sauce and crispy 0 carb breadcrumb topping. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 522
Author: Natalie


  • 2 6-ounce boneless chicken breasts, sliced in half horizontally (I get my organic chicken from ButcherBox, which I highly recommend!)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup pork panko breadcrumbs


  • Preheat your oven to 425ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, then set in a wire baking rack.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayo and pesto. Stir to combine.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Set the chicken on the wire baking rack. Top the top of each chicken breast with the pesto mayo. Spread in an even layer. Then sprinkle on the pork rind panko, pressing lightly to adhere. (There will only be pesto mayo and pork rind panko on the TOP of the chicken)
  • Roast the chicken for 15-20 minutes, until the chicken has an internal temperature of 165ºF. Remove from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes. Serve warm.
  • Leftovers will keep in an airtight container for 5 days.



I sometimes like to make extra of the pesto mayo mixture to serve as a dip with the chicken!


Calories: 522 | Total Carbs: 1.4g | Protein: 39.7g | Fat: 39.6g | Fiber: 0.4g | Net Carbs: 1g