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Easy, Keto Low-Carb Chicken Parmesan

This Easy, Keto Low-Carb Chicken Parmesan recipe is baked with rich marinara and gooey mozzarella cheese making it the perfect dish for weeknight dinners or meal prep. These breasts are encrusted with Italian seasoning and loaded with flavor

keto parmesan chicken on a white plate

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Have you ordered chicken parmesan while dining out? Or have you also made it for yourself at home? Chicken parmesan is usually made with breadcrumbs, which aren’t keto friendly. A good substitute for breadcrumbs is almond meal. Check out the details below.

ingredients for keto parmesan chicken

Is Chicken Good for Keto?

Chicken is perfect for keto because it has little to no carbs. I also love it because it is so meal prep friendly.

raw chicken breasts on parchment paper

How to Make Keto Chicken Parmesan

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. 
  2. Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to create 4 thinner chicken breasts.
  3. Combine almond meal, parmesan cheese, Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper in a bowl large enough to dip the chicken breasts. Stir to combine.
  4. Place the egg in a bowl large enough to dip the chicken.
  5. Dip the chicken in the egg and then the almond meal mixture.
  6. Place the chicken on the parchment paper and repeat for the remaining chicken. 
  7. Spray the top of each breast with cooking oil.  Bake for 15 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to test if the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 165 degrees.
  8. Remove from oven, spoon the marinara sauce over each piece of chicken and top each with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake for 5-8 more minutes or until cheese is melted
keto parmesan chicken on parchment paper

How Many Calories and Carbs

Each serving has 385 calories and 3 net carbs.

keto parmesan chicken on parchment paper

Is Marinara Sauce Keto?

Raos Homemade Marinara is the best store-bought keto-friendly marinara sauce I have found. I also have a homemade Keto Marinara Sauce recipe you can check out.

keto parmesan chicken on parchment paper

Can You Have Tomatoes on Keto?

One cup of tomatoes have 6 grams of net carbs. In moderation, tomatoes should be fine for keto macros. 

keto parmesan chicken on parchment paper

The Difference Between Almond Flour and Almond Meal

Almond flour is made from blanched almonds and typically have the skins removed and is ground more finely than almond meal. It’s commonly used in baked goods and bread recipes.

Almond meal typically still contains the skins and is more coarse. Almond meal works better for recipes that require breading. You can use almond flour in this recipe, but the results will differ. You can read more about The Differences Between Almond Flour and Almond Meal here. 

trader joes just almond meal

How to Reheat

For crunchy chicken, the best way to reheat this recipe is in an air fryer or the oven. Even with the oven, reheating this recipe will not provide the same texture as it tastes fresh from the oven.

keto parmesan chicken on a white plate

Do you have an air fryer? I’ve also made a version of this recipe using my air fryer.  You can find my Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan recipe here.

keto chicken parmesan with cauliflower mash and green beans on a white plate

Pair this Dish with These Sides

Keto Cauliflower Mash
Keto Broccoli Salad
Keto Pasta Salad
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Air Fryer Asparagus

keto chicken parmesan with cauliflower mash and green beans on a white plate
keto chicken parmesan with cauliflower mash and green beans on a white plate

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keto parmesan chicken on a white plate
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Easy, Keto Low-Carb Chicken Parmesan

This Easy, Keto Low-Carb Chicken Parmesan recipe is baked with rich marinara and gooey mozzarella cheese making it the perfect dish for weeknight dinners or meal prep. These breasts are encrusted with Italian seasoning and loaded with flavor
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword healthy chicken parmesan, keto chicken parmesan, low carb chicken parmesan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 385kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts about 16-20oz total
  • 1/2 cup almond meal The amount you will need will vary based on the size of your chicken. Use enough so that both sides of the chicken are fully coated.
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated I buy block cheese and grate.
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • cooking oil (I use olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded I buy block cheese and grate.
  • 3/4 cup Raos marinara sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. 
  • Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to create 4 thinner chicken breasts. Place the chicken breasts on a hard surface and pound them to completely flatten.
  • Combine the almond meal, parmesan cheese, Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper in a bowl large enough to dip the chicken breasts. Stir to combine.
  • Place the egg in a bowl large enough to dip the chicken.
  • Dip the chicken in the egg and then the almond meal mixture.
  • Place the chicken on the parchment paper and repeat for the remaining chicken. Your hands will get sticky. You may want to keep a moist towel nearby and wipe your hands after breading each.
  • Spray the top of each breast with cooking oil.  Bake for 15 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to test if the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 165 degrees.
  • Remove from oven, spoon the marinara sauce over each piece of chicken and top each with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 5-8 more minutes or until cheese is melted
  • Allow the chicken to cool before serving.

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Notes

What’s the Difference Between Almond Flour and Almond Meal?

Almond flour is made from blanched almonds and typically have the skins removed and is ground more finely than almond meal. It’s commonly used in baked goods and bread recipes. Almond meal typically still contains the skins and is more coarse. Almond meal works better for recipes that require breading. You can use almond flour in this recipe, but the results will differ. You can read more about The Differences Between Almond Flour and Almond Meal here. 

How Do You Reheat Keto Chicken Parmesan?

For crunchy chicken, the best way to reheat this recipe is in an air fryer or the oven. Even with the oven, reheating this recipe will not provide the same texture as it tastes fresh from the oven.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 23g
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Recipe Rating




Breanna

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

This is amazing!! I made some for a friend who came over and my boyfriend got jealous so here I am making this recipe two days in a row! It's so good, super easy to follow and I don't feel weighed down eating it unlike restaurant ones. Make this!

staysnatched

Thursday 12th of November 2020

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Aja

Monday 21st of September 2020

This was so easy to make and the meat was well done and moist. Rolling the chicken out helped a ton.

staysnatched

Monday 21st of September 2020

Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Jamie

Wednesday 24th of June 2020

Easy and tasty! I made it with chicken thighs and almond flour because that's what I had on hand. It was great! Thank you.

staysnatched

Thursday 25th of June 2020

So glad you enjoyed it!

Karen

Monday 8th of June 2020

Love this! So good! The explanation and details above and beyond the recipe card are gold!

staysnatched

Thursday 11th of June 2020

YAY! Glad you enjoyed that.

Sarah

Saturday 16th of May 2020

The BEST chicken parmesan I've ever had! A lot easier than I imagined it would be. I used a combination of almond flour and Italian bread crumbs, so not Keto, but still light. My philistines ate it without complaint too, which is a big deal for the 4 year old. Can't wait to make this again.

Kristi Cassady

Tuesday 13th of October 2020

There isn't bread crumbs in this. Just almond flour and parm with seasoning

staysnatched

Monday 18th of May 2020

I love that the kiddos loved it!