Easy, Keto Low-Carb Almond Crusted Chicken Parmesan with Marinara is a quick recipe with no pork rinds that uses almond flour meal, mozzarella cheese, and Italian seasoning for immense flavor. You can also use your air fryer for this recipe for extra crunchy chicken. Feel free to pair this dish with zucchini noodles (zoodles). This recipe has 3 net carbs per serving.
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Calories: 385 Fat: 23G Net Carbs: 3G Protein: 41G
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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.
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.
Is Parmesan Chicken Healthy?
This version is very healthy! Instead of using starchy breading, this recipe uses almonds to bread the chicken. I also chose to use Rao’s Homemade because it has no added sugar.
Is Marinara Sauce Keto?
Rao’s Homemadeis the best keto-friendly marinara sauce I have found.
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.
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.
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. If you don’t have an air fryer you can purchase my favorite model below from Amazon. The air fryer yields really crispy chicken!
I paired this chicken parmesan with my Keto Garlic Cauliflower Mash. Click the link for the recipe.
The Cure For the Keto Flu is Bone Broth and MCT Oil
The keto lifestyle can sometimes cause me to get dizzy and have brain fog. It can be really hard to focus. Each night before bed I like to drink bone broth. Kettle and Fire is my favorite brand. They have beef and chicken flavors. I add a little liquid aminos and hot sauce for flavor. You can sip it from a mug or eat it like a miso soup in a bowl.
I add 1 tablespoon of MCT oil to my coffee in the morning. This helps add additional fat to support keto macros and also helps with keto flu.
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Easy, Keto Low-Carb Almond Crusted Chicken Parmesan with Marinara
- 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
- Watch the video above for visual instructions.
- 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.