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Low carb chicken parmesan doesn't get any easier than this! Crunchy chicken, delicious tomato sauce, and plenty of melty cheese! 

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan

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Keto chicken parmesan doesn’t get any easier than this! Crispy coated chicken, delicious tomato sauce, and plenty of melty cheese!

When Chad and I first married, I was happy to try out new recipes. 

I had literally never even heard of chicken Parmesan the first time he requested it for dinner, but I jumped right in and it’s been a favorite dinner of his ever since. 

This keto chicken Parmesan is actually super easy and quick to throw together and the chicken comes out so crispy and crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside!

You’re going to love my easy chicken parmesan recipe! My entire family requests this one often!

keto chicken parmesan on white plate

How to make chicken Parmesan: 

First, we’re going to need to coat our chicken in the crunchy coating.

Traditionally, chicken Parmesan is coated in bread crumbs, but you’re going to love my hack: Pork rinds! 

pork rinds for breading chicken

They add the perfect amount of crunch, zero carbs, and the perfect flavor! It doesn’t get much easier than this either.

Crush the pork rinds and mix them with a bit of the powdery Parmesan cheese.

Dip your chicken in some beaten egg and then dip the chicken in the pork rinds. 

Make sure you really press the pork rinds into the chicken so the crust adheres to the meat.

chicken breasts coated in pork rinds on baking sheet

Pop that on a greased cookie sheet and bake the chicken for about 20 minutes.

Remove the chicken from the oven and spoon your favorite marinara over the top.

I’m a total sucker for Rao’s marinara (affiliate link)  and use it pretty exclusively. It’s so delicious and fresh tasting and it’s also low in carbs. 

how to make chicken parmesan on sheet pan

Sprinkle some freshly grated mozzarella over the top and pop the dish back in the oven for another 5 minutes. 

You can serve this chicken as is, with a side salad or my Italian cauliflower salad, or you could pop it over some zucchini noodles (affiliate link). 

keto chicken parmesan with cheese on baking sheet

More low carb Italian recipes to try: 

Lasagna Stuffed Chicken: Hard to go wrong with this cheesy chicken!

Chicken Alfredo: Oh yeah, you can definitely have Alfredo on a low carb diet!

Pork Tenderloin: So easy and it’s seasoned with garlic butter!

Spaghetti Squash Recipe: It’s like a spaghetti casserole but with squash!

Garlic Shrimp: Ready in no time!

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chicken topped with melted cheese and tomato sauce on a white plate with a fork

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan

Low carb chicken Parmesan! So easy and it's ready in about 30 minutes!

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 4 thin sliced chicken breasts
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups finely crushed pork rinds
  • ½ cup powdered Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup marinara
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon minced basil or parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. Add the eggs to a shallow dish.
  3. Add the pork rinds, Parmesan, garlic powder, and onion powder to a second shallow dish and stir to combine.
  4. Dip each chicken breast into the egg and then the pork rinds. Be sure to press the pork rinds into the chicken so that the crust adheres to the meat.
  5. Place the chicken on the prepared baking dish and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken reaches 160 degrees.
  6. Remove the chicken from the oven and spread the marinara evenly over each piece of chicken.
  7. Sprinkle with the mozzarella.
  8. Return the chicken to the oven for 5 more minutes or until the temperature reaches 165 degrees and the cheese has melted.
  9. Sprinkle with minced basil or parsley before serving.


Serve with a side salad or sauteed zucchini noodles.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 527Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 278mgSodium: 703mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 66g

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57 thoughts on “Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan”

  1. A big hit!!
    My family loved this!! I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs from Costco and I used regular Parmesan cheese instead of powdered. For those that have asked, you can’t taste the pork rinds, it just makes it crispy. I also broiled the chicken for about 2 mins at the end to brown the cheese.

  2. Terri Larimore

    What I use for breading besides the pork rinds? I am sorry but I just don’t like them.

    1. Hi, Terri:

      I, too, hate pork rinds, and just the thought of eating them makes me feel nauseous. HOWEVER, I purchased a jar of “Pork King Good, Pork Rind Crumbs” (see above), and I’ve been using it instead of any type of flour or breadcrumbs for the past 2 years. I season them with whatever spices are called for with whichever particular dish I want to make, and the meals always turn out great. You might want to give it a go. Good luck!

  3. Harold Burton

    Wow, you have such stunning photos! And these stuffed bell pepers – YUM! These have been on my bucket list for so long – thanks for pushing me to finally give it a try!

  4. Oh my gosh this is THE BEST tasting Parmesan Chicken! Very easy to make and is delicious! My whole family loved it! It’s a WINNER!

    1. Karly Campbell

      As the breading? I’ve never tried. They’ll add more carbs and will definitely add a stronger flavor to the chicken if you do.

  5. Dawn Seevers

    Do you know if you can bread the chicken ahead of time and refrigerate to cook at a later time?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Dawn! I’m not sure…I think the breading might get a bit soggy, but I’ve never tried.

  6. I’ve made this a couple times now and found a marinara at Walmart that is only 5 net carbs per half cup. Victoria Trading Company tomato basil and it’s pretty good.

  7. Hannah Flack

    Those meatballs sound so delicious!! White chicken chili sounds good, too. It’s funny how the week that I can’t meal plan (due to traveling) I’m itching to do so!!

    1. Karly Campbell

      Same here!! When I can’t cook, I want to. When I have to cook, I’d rather die. 🙂

  8. Vanda Hart

    I made this today and my husband and children who don’t eat low carb loved it, they didn’t realize it wasn’t breadcrumbs! I used pork panko so I didn’t need to crush my own.

      1. Karly Campbell

        I use store bought. Haven’t been able to create one that is better than Rao’s with the same amount or less carbs yet. 🙂

  9. What is a thin sliced chicken breast? Do you purchase this way or have to slice yourself? Also wondering if you you pound the chicken into thin pieces?
    Thanks in advance!

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Sally! You can purchase it sliced thin or just slice it thin yourself. Either works! I just take a regular sized chicken breast and basically butterfly it, but cut all the way through to form two thinner pieces. It cooks quicker and more evenly that way. You could also just pound it out if you prefer.

  10. Looks delicious ! I was wondering if you could post recipes for school lunches? I’m trying to eat healthier while trying to balance out homework and exercise and I would like some simple, quick and healthy lunch recipes. Thanks

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