Keto Chicken Parmesan – crispy coated chicken topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese. This low-carb Italian dinner is one of our go-to meals.

Keto Chicken Parmesan

KETO CHICKEN PARMESAN RECIPE

We make this chicken parmesan all the time and even my family that isn’t eating low-carb doesn’t notice any difference between regular chicken parm. 

The pork rinds get super crispy when cooked in a skillet. They get soggy when baked in the oven so we only broil the chicken at the very end to melt the cheese. Add this to your regular rotation.

INGREDIENTS

  • EGG
  • HEAVY CREAM
  • CHICKEN BREASTS OR CHICKEN TENDERLOINS – You just want to make sure they are thin so they cook evenly.
  • CRUSHED PORK RINDS – You can crush your own or buy them already crushed.
  • PARMESAN CHEESE
  • ITALIAN SEASONINGS
  • GARLIC POWDER
  • MARINARA SAUCE
  • MOZZARELLA 

HOW TO MAKE KETO CHICKEN PARMESAN

    • Preheat oven to the broil setting.
    • If chicken breasts are thick, slice lengthwise. You want a thin breast or tenderloin. You can also pound them thin.
    • In a medium bowl, combine the egg and cream.parmesan

    • In a separate bowl, combine the pork rinds, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasonings, salt, and crushed red pepper if using. Whisk together.

      chicken in egg

chicken breaded in pork rinds

    • Dip each piece of chicken in the egg mixture and then in the pork rind mixture until well coated.

      chicken in a pan

 

  • In a large skillet, heat the ghee or oil over medium high heat. Place chicken evenly in pan and cook for 3-5 minutes per side until coating is golden brown and until chicken is no longer pink.

    Keto Chicken Parmesan

  • Transfer chicken to a baking sheet and top with marinara sauce. Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.

     

    Keto Chicken Parmesan

  • Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove and serve.
 

Keto Chicken Parmesan

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Keto Chicken Parmesan

Keto Chicken Parmesan

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Keto Chicken Parmesan is crispy coated chicken topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese. 
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon cream

COATING:

  • 1 cup crushed pork rinds
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 crushed red pepper, (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee, avocado, or olive oil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, (see note)
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to the broil setting.
  • If chicken breasts are thick, slice lengthwise. You want a thin breast or tenderloin. You can also pound them thin.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the egg and cream.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the pork rinds, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasonings, salt, and crushed red pepper if using. Whisk together.
  • Dip each piece of chicken in the egg mixture and then in the pork rind mixture until well coated.
  • In a large skillet, heat the ghee or oil over medium high heat. Place chicken evenly in pan and cook for 3-5 minutes per side until coating is golden brown and until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Transfer chicken to a baking sheet and top with marinara sauce. Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
  • Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove and serve.

Notes

The type of marinara sauce does matter. Marinara sauce can be sugary so make sure you find a low sugar one like Rao's. 
Serving: 1g, Calories: 412kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 50g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 157mg, Sodium: 1259mg, Potassium: 870mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 638IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 247mg, Iron: 2mg
Cuisine: Italian
Course: All Recipes, Main Course, Main Dishes
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