Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken
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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken - This delicious Whole30 dinner is also Keto and Paleo. Easy to make and is gluten-free and dairy-free.

This is an easy nice Whole30 & Paleo meal that I often take to friends when they’ve had a baby or need a meal except I usually serve theirs with regular rice, not cauliflower rice ; ). Comes together quick, especially if you have already made the pesto. Pesto can be frozen, as you don’t need all of it for this recipe. This is also a family win, so hooray for the kids liking it too!

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken - This delicious Whole30 dinner is also Keto and Paleo. Easy to make and is gluten-free and dairy-free.

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
A quick and easy dinner option with a flavorful sauce!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people
Calories 297 kcal


  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast cut into small chunks
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomato pesto see recipe below
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

  • 8 oz canned sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 2 oz basil
  • 1/4 cup pinenuts can sub cashews if needed for cost or allergies
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Heat olive oil over medium heat and then add chicken pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until golden brown on all sides.
  • While chicken is cooking, mix all of the pesto ingredients in a food processor or blender, blending until smooth. You will not need all of this batch for this recipe, you can put the remaining in the freezer for next time!
  • Add 1/3 cup pesto and stir until all chicken pieces are covered with pesto.
  • Add tomatoes and stir. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Serve on top of cauliflower rice or rice.


Meal can also be topped with a dairy-free or dairy mozzarella cheese. Add before simmering to melt.


Calories: 297kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 31gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 590mgPotassium: 1848mgFiber: 6gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 1042IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 5mg
Keyword budget-friendly, easy, egg-free, gluten-free, main dish, paleo, whole30
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  1. 5 stars
    This was amazing! Can’t wait to make it again.

    • Hooray! I’m so glad it’s one you enjoyed so much you want it again soon. Thank you for the review!

  2. 5 stars
    I love love LOVE this chicken! The recipe is so freaking easy, and the flavor is bomb. We eat it almost weekly – hubby and kiddo approved!

    • We had it for dinner tonight and it’s definitely a fave. So happy your family loves it too and it’s made the regular rotation – thank you!!

    • 5 stars
      I made this when I first started my paleo diet and it was delicious. I love being able to find recipes that have yummy ingredients that I can eat! It’s really easy to make too because you use lots of canned ingredients 👍

      • Agreed, love the canned tomato use in this one. So happy you enjoyed, thank you!


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