Tomato Pesto Chicken – Low Carb – 3 Ingredients!


June 15, 2018

Tomato Pesto Chicken – Low Carb – 3 Ingredients! 5 0 5 9

A lush creamy tomato pesto flavoured low carb chicken recipe!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 10 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 2


400g chicken fillets cut into chunks (I prefer thigh but breast is fine too)

200ml cooking cream

100g sun dried tomato pesto


1Place chicken into slow cooker, raw

2Combine cream and pesto and pour over chicken

3Cook on low for 3-4hrs

4Less than 8g carbs per serve

5Serve on it's own or with broccoli/cauliflower rice for a low carb side

6Or with potatoes, rice or pasta if you enjoy carbs

Submitted by Paulene Christie


21 Reviews

Megan Jayne

June 7, 2022

OMG amazing dish so simple but full of flavor


May 13, 2021

Delicious! I used chicken sausages and served with spinach and mash. Will definitely be making again.


April 8, 2021

do you think this would work in the pressure cooker part of slow cooker as well please???sounds so delish..TIA..going to use coconut creal with the cornflour added like was suggested..

I wasn’t going to say that Earl πŸ™‚ It’s a cream that resists splitting when heated πŸ™‚ More info HERE


March 13, 2021

What is cooking cream?
(And yes, before you say cream you cook with, I don’t think I have seen such a thing on New Zealand shelves in my town)

Sure could Em πŸ™‚


October 27, 2020

Hi Paulene,

can we use the usual green/basil pesto instead of sundried tomato? thanks!

Helen Douglass

October 23, 2020

This recipe is great if you are time poor. It literally only takes a couple of minutes to prepare and is super delicious


March 25, 2020

I keep going back to this, I love it and make enough portions to have several available should I want it. I would also suggest adding some mustard to the cream, with the pesto. It doesn’t ideally help to thicken it, but it does add a little more flavour and the odd kick, depending upon the mustard used. I’ve also added any variations of veg too, but never too many – simples is best.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 24, 2020

You could it just won’t be the same taste of course πŸ™‚ Add 2tsp cornflour to the coconut cream before adding to minimise risk of it splitting πŸ™‚


February 23, 2020

Hi can I substitute cooking cream with coconut cream?
Looks delicious!


June 11, 2019

Love this recipe, huge hit with our 8 year old which was awesome. Will definitely make again!

RenΓ©e H

June 6, 2019

So easy.
Used 500g chicken and about 300ml cooking cream and 100ml normal cream. Added sliced mushroom and red capsicum. Cooked on low for 8 hours in my 5.5litre SC. Served with roasted carrot, zucchini and garlic brocollini and a little rice to mop up the sauce.


September 23, 2018

Cooked to recipe wth addition of half packet of frozen spinach portions.
Delish as always.
Was served on a bed of mash this time.


August 22, 2018

I had this tonight! It was lovely! So simple! I had it with mushrooms. Would definitely have it again!

Anne-Marie Snow

August 6, 2018

I have been making something similar to this for years. I add a around 1/2 milk extra, a tablespoon of toasted pine nuts and a 1/4 of sliced kalamata olives. We have it on pasta topped with Parmesan cheese . A huge favorite with my family.

Amy Stevens

August 4, 2018

You’ve done it again Paulene! Yum! We had with cauli mash and steamed greens. Next time I might add some diced bacon. A new family regular I think. Thank you!


July 10, 2018

Yummy, had with pasta and veg. Tempted to double the quantity next time. 9/10.


July 1, 2018

Very flavoursome.
I had just over half the amount of chicken so adjusted the cream and pesto to just over half the amount suggested.
Cooked on the Baby s.c
Was cooked in 2.5 hrs but left for 3 hrs and the chicken was cooked perfectly soft and tender .
Severe on the lcauli broc and sweet potoate rice from wollies.
It’s a great belly warming meal on a freezing winters night.

June Hylard

June 29, 2018

I swapped the chicken for diced turkey and absolutely melt in the mouth after 3hrs


June 19, 2018

Tried this with cauliflower rice, it was delicious! Will make again!

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