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Keto Hasselback Caprese Chicken

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Have you ever made chicken the "hasselback" way? What you get is juicy and tender chicken breasts stuffed with creamy mozzarella, fresh basil and sugar-free homemade marinara sauce, all baked to perfection in even more marinara sauce.

This is a great summer dish in just 30 minutes! You can serve it with some Palmini noodles, zucchini noodles or cooked spinach. All of these options are ultra low in carbs and won't add up to more than 8 to 9 grams of net carbs per serving.

For a Greek inspired recipe, make sure to also check our Keto Spinach & Feta Hasselback Chicken. For a dairy-free option, check out my Keto Pumpkin & Sage Hasselback Pork and feel free to use chicken breasts instead.

Remember, everyone has different dietary needs so it's only natural that you may need to adjust the macros in this recipe. Maybe you need less protein or you want to add a simple salad. You can make any adjustments directly in the KetoDiet App by cloning any of the recipes from my blog and customizing them to fit your macros and preferences.

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Hands-on Overall

Serving size 1 breast + marinara sauce

Allergy information for Keto Hasselback Caprese Chicken

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 breast + marinara sauce)

Net carbs6.8 grams
Protein51.8 grams
Fat38.7 grams
Calories595 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 36%, fat 59%
Total carbs8.6 gramsFiber1.8 gramsSugars4.5 gramsSaturated fat9.6 gramsSodium919 mg(40% RDA)Magnesium70 mg(18% RDA)Potassium780 mg(39% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted), or 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional). Pat dry the chicken breasts with a paper towel. Keto Hasselback Caprese Chicken
  2. Cut 5 to 7 slits into the top of each chicken breasts, about 1 cm (1/2 inch) apart. To make sure that you don’t accidentally cut right through the chicken, place a wooden spoon or other implement next to the chicken to use as a guide.
  3. Slice the mozzarella. Using a spoon and your fingers, stuff the slits with slices of mozzarella, basil and some marinara sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Keto Hasselback Caprese Chicken
  4. Add the remaining marinara sauce to a small tray and top with the chicken breasts. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through (an instant-read thermometer into the thickest part reads 79 °C/ 165 °F and the cheese is bubbling and lightly browned. Keto Hasselback Caprese Chicken
  5. Finally, broil under the grill for another 5 minutes until browned.
  6. Serve with Palmini noodles, zucchini noodles or cooked spinach. To store, place in a container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Keto Hasselback Caprese Chicken

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 breast + marinara sauce)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken, breast (without skin, raw)
0 g38.3 g4.5 g204 kcal
Mozzarella cheese, fresh (for salads)
1.4 g12.1 g8 g127 kcal
Marinara sauce
5.3 g1.3 g19.6 g203 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Total per serving, 1 breast + marinara sauce
6.8 g51.8 g38.7 g595 kcal

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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (3)

I never know where to find the low carb tomato or marinara sauce.  I've read Rao's but I have not been able to find any.  Can you all tell me what low carb marina sauce you buy?  TY

Hi Jeannie, I always make my own so I'm not sure but I know there are many brands making low-carb ketchup or BBQ sauce (Primal Kitchen or Guy Gone Keto) so I wouldn't be surprised if there's also pizza/pasta/marinara sauce available.

You can find RAO's at Walmart if you have one in your area. It is pricey for marinara but it is healthier than the cheap stuff. You can also order it from Amazon.