Keto Pesto Chicken Bake with Haloumi

Keto Pesto Chicken Bake with Haloumi

Succulent chicken thighs, topped with basil pesto and haloumi and grilled to perfect. A quick family favorite that is no fuss! Serves two small chicken thighs per person.

Serves 4


  • 8 small Chicken thighs, skin off

  • 200 grams Haloumi Cheese

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1.5 teaspoons salt

  • .5 teaspoon pepper

  • 125 grams cherry tomatoes (about half a punnet)

  • 4 tablespoons pesto

  • 1 lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. In a small bowl, toss the chicken thighs and cherry tomatoes with the oil, salt and pepper.

  3. Spread onto the prepared baking tray.

  4. Top each chicken thigh with 1/2 tablespoon pesto. Cut the haloumi into 8 strips or triangles and put on top of the pesto coated chicken.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and drain excess liquid.

  6. Squeeze the lemon over the haloumi and return to the oven for a further 10 – 12 minutes until the cheese is golden and chicken cooked through.

  7. Serve with baby basil leaves or rocket salad.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 470 Calories from Fat 441: % Daily Value*: Total Fat 49g 75%: Saturated Fat 20g 100%: Cholesterol 222mg 74%: Sodium 1755mg 73%: Potassium 568mg 16%: Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%: Dietary Fiber 1g 4%: Sugars 2g:Protein 37g 74%

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