Creamy Chicken and Tomato Bake (Keto and Whole30)
Published Aug 23, 2021 Updated Apr 27, 2022
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Creamy Chicken and Tomato Bake
People who eat dairy have all the fun right? The cheese, the dessert, the creaminess! They get to enjoy delicious food that tastes so good but makes some of us feel so bad! Now that I am dairy-free, I’ve been working hard to figure out ways to get some of that creamy goodness back into my recipes, without the icky feelings afterward. Thanks to genius brands like Kite Hill, it’s possible, and I have this amazing Creamy Chicken and Tomato Bake recipe to prove it!
Ingredients in Creamy Chicken and Tomato Bake
I love meals where all the ingredients bake in one dish. Easy prep, easy cleanup, yes, please! To make this yummy dish, here’s the list of the ingredients you’ll need, and I bet you’ll have many of them on hand!
- Chicken Breast
- Kite Hill Dairy Free Cream Cheese
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Fresh Basil
- Garlic Cloves
- Olive Oil
If you are not dairy-free or keto you can use feta or regular cream cheese and even add in pasta to make it more filling.
How to Serve This Creamy Chicken & Tomato Bake
Serve this dish over just about anything! Try these ideas to keep your meal Keto and Whole30 compliant:
- Zucchini Zoodles
- Spaghetti Squash
- Cauliflower Rice
Tips & Tricks
- After baking, use tongs to shred the chicken and garlic cloves.
- Once you’ve shredded the chicken and garlic, use a spoon and mix everything together.
- Garnish with fresh basil.
Are Nut Cheeses like Kite Hill Whole30 Compliant?
This is a question that is asked a lot by the Whole30 community. Below is Whole30 creator, Melissa Urban’s answer:
“Nut cheeses and dips ARE compliant on the program, with a strong caveat that these should be used with caution, especially if you know you rely on cheese as comfort or stress-relieving food, OR if cheese is a trigger for other food cravings (like wine or crackers). As with Larabars or almond butter, Whole30 HQ and our Coaches all recommend that program participants use with caution, and think critically about whether including these foods in their Whole30 is a healthy choice, given their contexts and goals.”
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Creamy Chicken and Tomato Bake
My Creamy Chicken and Tomato Bake is the perfect one-pan meal to add to your dinner rotation. With just a few ingredients, this creamy, dairy-free dish is one the whole family will enjoy and is ready in no time! Keto, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, and Whole30.
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- 3–4 large chicken breast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb whole cherry tomatoes (2 cups)
- 1 8 oz container Kite Hill Cream Cheese
- 4 garlic cloves
- Salt/pepper to taste
- 1/3 cup chopped onions
- 6–7 leaves fresh basil, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- In a large baking dish add the chicken breast in a single line down the middle of the baking dish. Pour the tomatoes, onions, garlic, and salt/pepper over the chicken. Drizzle the olive oil over the top of all of the ingredients.
- Scoop out the cream cheese and place it in the middle of the baking dish, atop the chicken and other ingredients.
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (165˚F internal temp).
- After the chicken is cooked to temperature, remove the dish from the oven. Using tongs, shred the chicken and garlic cloves. Once shredded, use a spoon and mix everything together.
- Serve hot over zoodles and if desired, garnish with fresh basil.
Storage: Store in an airtight container for 4 days.
If you are not dairy-free, feel free to use regular cream cheese
The cook time will depend on the thickness of the chicken breast. Around 30-35 minutes
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Main Dish
- Cuisine: Italian
- Diet: Gluten Free
Keywords: Creamy Chicken Bake, Keto, Whole30
Do you cook the Creamy Chicken and Tomato Bake covered? I wasn’t sure but thought I’d double check since the temp is relatively high!! Can’t wait to try this!! Thanks!
I do not cover, but feel free to cover if you would like.
I cooked uncovered but after 20 minutes and chicken breast was still completely raw, which is surprising given the high temp. Am I missing a step? Usually I cook whole breasts for 30mins at 375…
Remember, all ovens are different, so just adjust based on how your oven cooks. I cook mine as stated in the instructions
A family favorite
Saw this on IG and made it the next night! Really delicious and flavorful.
It was hard to gauge the amount of salt/pepper to use so I did quite a bit of taste testing before serving it to my family.
I used more tomatoes and garlic than the recipe called for noticed two things : The dish wasn’t as creamy as I expected because the tomatoes produced lots of juice/liquid and the extra garlic i added did a number on everyone’s stomach! So follow the recipe more closely than I did 🙂
This recipe is super simple and my family LOVED it. This will certainly become a staple meal in our house.
So happy to hear. Thank you!
So simple and so delicious! Creamy perfection!
Saw this recipe on IG and was really excited about how easy and yummy it looked. I was worried that throwing full thickness breasts in wouldn’t cook so I butterfly cut them….long story short most of the chicken was still completely raw despite cooking for a full 30 minutes at 400. I’m putting it in for an extra 10 – 15. Just beware that if you put in full chicken breasts there is a good possibility your dinner will be raw.
I noted in the blog post that the chicken should be 165F internally before serving. I also stated that cook time varies depending on the thickness of your chicken breast. I used thin chicken, so therefore my cook time is quicker.
Girl, this was so good! Thanks for the recipe.
So happy to hear. Thank you so much!
Oh my word – dairy free, delicious, and easy – yes, please! It was easy to prep. Subbed broccoli since my husband doesn’t like tomatoes. Served it with capellini pasta. Yummy! This will be going in the rotation!
Im so thrilled to hear this recipe made your family favorite rotation Angela. Thank you for connecting with me!!
SO simple! I loved this recipe it was a quick and easy lunch which I LOVE… with a busy toddler running the house I don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen. I served it over some whole grain rotini noodles and it was delicious. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
You are so welcome Karoline!! So thrilled to know that I could help you make a delicious QUICK lunch so your time and attention can be directed towards what’s most important, your toddler. Thank you for connecting with me with such kind words. Happing eating friend.
Phenomenal 😋! Made it as written using regular cream cheese. Came together so easily. Delish.