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Chicken Margherita For One

Easy Chicken Margherita Recipe made with one chicken breast or thigh, pesto, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and topped with a lemon garlic sauce. An wonderful easy to make, low carb single serving meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time31 mins
Total Time36 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, low carb
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 9.5-inch baking dish
  • 8-inch skillet


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil , divided
  • 1 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 ounce shredded mozzarella cheese

For The Lemon Garlic Sauce

  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Pour 1/4 tablespoon of the olive oil into the baking dish. Swirl so that the oil coats the bottom of the dish. Place the chicken breast in the baking dish.
  • Spoon pesto over the chicken breast. Scatter tomatoes around the chicken and drizzle the remaining olive oil over the chicken and the tomatoes.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • After the chicken is cooked through, sprinkle Mozzarella cheese over the top. Place the baking dish back into the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese has melted.

Lemon Garlic Sauce

  • Melt the butter over medium heat in an 8-inch skillet. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Stir in the lemon juice and parsley and cook for a minute. Pour sauce over chicken and enjoy hot.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 382mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Calcium: 48mg