Keto chicken Caprese casserole

Keto chicken Caprese casserole

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

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs 650 g cooked chicken breast, shredded or cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 7 oz. 200 g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz. (2 cups) 230 g (475 ml) fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp green pesto
  • 1 cup 240 ml sour cream
  • 2 oz. (¾ cup) 55 g (170 ml) shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
Serving
  • 7 oz. (3½ cups) 200 g (850 ml) leafy greens
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Prepare the ingredients: chop the chicken, tomatoes, and mozzarella.
  3. Distribute the chicken, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella in a baking dish.
  4. Add pesto, sour cream, and half of the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Combine until everything is evenly coated with the sauce.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.
  6. Serve with leafy greens drizzled with olive oil.

Tips

If you prefer cooking your chicken from scratch, you can do that simply on the grill, stovetop, or in the oven seasoned with salt and pepper.

For a shortcut, buy a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. Just be sure to check the ingredients, as rotisserie chickens may be seasoned with sugar.

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

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25 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.
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  6. 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. :)
  7. Jonda
    This was good but my husband loved it much more than I did.
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  9. Monica
    This recipe was a bit too delicious - super rich and yummy.. I felt incredibly guilty eating it!
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  11. 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.
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  13. 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.
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  15. 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.
  16. Judy42
    I might try adding onions next time. Good recipe. Hearty.
  17. Joanne
    Is the mozzarella an actual ball as in the soft type used on pizzas? Or is it more like bocconcini?
    Reply: #24
  18. 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.

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  20. Venencia
    Very delicious, thank you for recipe. .... I loved Mozarella with tomatoes combination.... I used the suggested dry basil and olive oil for pesto
  21. 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 :)
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  23. 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.
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  25. 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
  26. 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.)

  27. 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
  28. 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.

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  30. 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.

  31. Juliet
    My favorite
    dish so far Wow. Can I freeze and reheat it.
    Reply: #44
  32. Britta Patterson

    My favorite
    dish so far Wow. Can I freeze and reheat it.

    Glad that you enjoyed Juliet! Yes, many of our casseroles freeze quite well. You can find it listed here along with other recipes that are good for freezing and enjoying later https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/keto-meal-prepping-and-fr....

  33. Juliet
    Thank you Britta. My son says he can eat this everyday lol
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  35. wikstrom.ava
    Thanks for the quick reply!

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