3-Ingredient Pesto Chicken Casserole

✅ 1 dish. 3 ingredients. And SOOOOOO delicious.

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Serving Size: 1/4 entire serving
  • Protein - 31 g
  • Carbs - 2.5 g
  • Fat - 12.5 g


  • 1 pound chicken tenders (sub for chicken breast)
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joes Vegan Kale Cashew Pesto
  • 1/2 cup organic shredded mozzarella
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Utensils

  • 9 x 12 casserole dish


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Coat a 9″ x 12″ (or 8.5″ X 12.5″) baking dish with non-stick spray, then spread 1/4 cup basil pesto over the bottom of the dish. Lay chicken strips over the pesto, then spread 1/4 cup more basil pesto over the chicken.
  3. Cover the baking dish with lid or aluminum foil and bake the chicken for 25 minutes, just until chicken is barely firm and cooked through.
  4. Remove foil/lid and sprinkle chicken with 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese. Put dish back into the oven (can remove foil/lid) and cook for another 3-5 minutes, just until cheese is melted.
  5. For that golden color, change the oven to broil and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Watch it carefully!
  6. Serve over Spaghetti Squash or cauliflower rice.


Training day – serve over chickpea or lentil pasta.


If you are lactose intolerant – try Trader Joe’s almond-based mozzarella or Daiya shreds.


To watch the cooking tutorial – click here

Additional Information

Approximately 250 calories per serving (sides not included)

Calories may vary depending on brands of ingredients, substitutions and serving sizes.

Low Carb, Ketogenic, Gluten Free

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