Keto chicken Caprese casserole

Keto chicken Caprese casserole

Soft mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, and fresh basil—yes please! Add chicken and crème fraîche and you'll have a warm and delicious keto casserole in no-time. Easy, cheesy satisfaction!

Keto chicken Caprese casserole

Soft mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, and fresh basil—yes please! Add chicken and crème fraîche and you'll have a warm and delicious keto casserole in no-time. Easy, cheesy satisfaction!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 7 oz. 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 8 oz. 225 g fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp green pesto
  • 1 cup 225 ml crème fraîche or mayonnaise
  • 2 oz. 50 g parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
Serving
  • 7 oz. 200 g leafy greens
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces or shred using a fork.
  3. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and cut the mozzarella cheese into small pieces. Place all three (chicken, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella) in a baking dish.
  4. Add pesto, crème fraiche, and half of the parmesan cheese. Stir until evenly distributed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve with leafy greens and olive oil.

Tip!

If you prefer cooking your chicken from scratch, here's an easy recipe to follow.

All out of pesto? You can substitute dried basil mixed with olive oil.

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42 comments

  1. Lorraine
    i made this one it is delicious!!!
  2. Kat
    I made this, it was delicious, I added a dash of garlic salt to it. It did turn out a quite watery, I was looking for more of a casserole type of texture. I think next time I'll add a dash of xanthan gum or glucomannan with the saucy ingredients to thicken it up a bit while baking.
  3. Marybeth
    How many servings is this?
  4. Kari
    Oh my, after 3 weeks of liking all the recipes we've tried...this is definitely our #1. Fabulous.
  5. Charlie
    Hi, what size is a rotisserie chicken? I've never heard of this - we just have whole chickens, breasts, thighs and pieces....help!
    Replies: #6, #13
  6. Lee
    Charlie, it's a whole chicken that's cooked on a rotating rotisserie spit. They usually aren't very large. Not sure where you live, but most supermarkets in the US carry them in the deli section.
    Reply: #11
  7. marcus
    suddenly i cant see the nutrition facts on the recipes...
    Reply: #8
  8. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Marcus!

    That was hopefully just a temporary problem, the facts is still there.

    suddenly i cant see the nutrition facts on the recipes...

  9. Kady
    This was delicious! It was the first recipe that I tried from this site and I loved it. So did my husband and our two kids. :)
  10. Jonda
    This was good but my husband loved it much more than I did.
  11. Una
    I'm English! Wish we were included on this site sometimes as it's all so American with measurements, and surprisingly so many mistakes in the Metric and spoon sizes!!

    Charlie, it's a whole chicken that's cooked on a rotating rotisserie spit. They usually aren't very large. Not sure where you live, but most supermarkets in the US carry them in the deli section.

    Reply: #18
  12. Monica
    This recipe was a bit too delicious - super rich and yummy.. I felt incredibly guilty eating it!
  13. Sarah
    It’s a “barbecue chicken”. The meat of an average chicken is about 350g, so I normally get 350g of shredded BBQ chicken. Much quicker!
  14. Brian
    My husband and I LOVE this recipe! Every time I've taken it to a gathering, at least 3 (non-keto) friends ask for the recipe.
  15. Scott
    This was amazing! Came out better than expected. But....1100 calories per serving?!
    Reply: #16
  16. Aska7722
    1100 kcal... not calories.

    This was amazing! Came out better than expected. But....1100 calories per serving?!

  17. Lisa
    Aren't calories and kcalories the same?? If so that is a LOT of calories
  18. Kat
    All you need to do is switch the tab at the top to metric. I'm Welsh and that's what I do to understand the measurements.
  19. Annette
    93grams of fat????? Is that true or a mistake?
  20. Judy42
    It would help if ingredient lists said what form of cheese is needed. I print out a week’s worth of ingredients for shopping, and when I am at the store I don’t know what recipe an item is for, so I bought a chunk of hard parmesan when what it turned out I needed was shredded. I stood there awhile frustrated. Small frustration, but maybe items could be more specific for when shopping.
    Replies: #21, #30
  21. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Pre-shredded cheese usually has added starches and junk in it. We always recommend buying your own and shredding it at home.
  22. Judy42
    I might try adding onions next time. Good recipe. Hearty.
  23. Joanne
    Is the mozzarella an actual ball as in the soft type used on pizzas? Or is it more like bocconcini?
    Reply: #24
  24. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is the mozzarella an actual ball as in the soft type used on pizzas? Or is it more like bocconcini?

    You can use either, as long as it is a soft mozzarella so it will melt well.

  25. Kim
    What kind of green pesto did you use?
  26. Venencia
    Very delicious, thank you for recipe. .... I loved Mozarella with tomatoes combination.... I used the suggested dry basil and olive oil for pesto
  27. Tom
    I made this tonight for my family and it was a huge hit! Very flavorful and rich. I will be making this again for sure :)
  28. Kathryn
    How many calories are in this ?
    Reply: #29
  29. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How many calories are in this ?

    You can view the full nutrition information in the Nutrition+ tab under the list of ingredients.

  30. Melissa A
    I totally agree with you. The shopping list comes out generic a lot of times. In this case, it just gave "mozzarella cheese", so I got the usual block of mozzarella...not the soft/fresh stuff. It's annoying that you need to go back and check each recipe to make sure if what's on the list is correct.
    Reply: #31
  31. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I totally agree with you. The shopping list comes out generic a lot of times. In this case, it just gave "mozzarella cheese", so I got the usual block of mozzarella...not the soft/fresh stuff. It's annoying that you need to go back and check each recipe to make sure if what's on the list is correct.

    The recipe indicates fresh mozzarella. How did it turn out with the block mozzarella?

    Reply: #33
  32. Melissa A
    I totally agree with you. The shopping list comes out generic a lot of times. In this case, it just gave "mozzarella cheese", so I got the usual block of mozzarella...not the soft/fresh stuff. It's annoying that you need to go back and check each recipe to make sure if what's on the list is correct.
  33. Melissa A
    It was OK, not stellar. It seemed dry in a way, or like a lot of the chicken pieces weren't covered with anything. I'll definitely try it again with the fresh mozzarella. Hopefully that will melt throughout a lot better.
  34. Regina Jones
    Dumb question, does the nutritional info include the leafy greens and olive oil?
    Reply: #35
  35. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Dumb question, does the nutritional info include the leafy greens and olive oil?

    If the ingredients are included in the recipe as "serve with" they are included in the nutrition information. If there are ingredients noted in the tips as "serving suggestions" they are not included in the nutrition information.

  36. Liza_Barclay
    Hi Team, Would charcoal chicken on a rotisserie be OK for this recipe? My local stomping ground has a fabulous charcoal chicken shop. :D
    Reply: #37
  37. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hi Team, Would charcoal chicken on a rotisserie be OK for this recipe? My local stomping ground has a fabulous charcoal chicken shop. :D

    Yes, that would be fine! (Although, you may want to check to make sure they don't add sugar.)

  38. Amanda Dumas
    Made this tonight for my family and it was amazing! Everyone loved it - 2 year old, 4 year old, 9 year old, Husband, and my 80 year old pops!! I added fresh sourdough bread to the 4 non-keto eaters. They were in heaven!

    My first recipe from this site, I’m very excited to try more!! Thank you!

    Reply: #39
  39. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Made this tonight for my family and it was amazing! Everyone loved it - 2 year old, 4 year old, 9 year old, Husband, and my 80 year old pops!! I added fresh sourdough bread to the 4 non-keto eaters. They were in heaven!
    My first recipe from this site, I’m very excited to try more!! Thank you!

    Sweet! Thank you so much for sharing! I am so glad your family enjoyed it.

  40. j_coomber
    Made this last night for myself and 3 teenagers and it was a huge hit. I had to sub the crème fraîche with mayonnaise and it worked just fine. Served with green salad and rolls for the kids. Leftovers today were just as tasty. Definitely a keeper.
  41. Rbellasis
    Easy to make and delicious. I used the mayonnaise and it tasted great. Hopefully I can try it with creme fraiche to see if I can tell a difference.
    Reply: #42
  42. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Easy to make and delicious. I used the mayonnaise and it tasted great. Hopefully I can try it with creme fraiche to see if I can tell a difference.

    Let us know what you think of the difference.

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