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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

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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53 thoughts on “Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan”

  1. Rose Martine

    Looks beautiful and delicious! I do some prep ahead meals but not that many. I think this is very worthwhile and nice to know you always have a meal on hand!

  2. sheila johnson-behunin

    Hi just wondering how a small chicken breast with a little sauce and cheese would come to 5 carbs?

  3. Julianna Parham

    Made this tonight for my boyfriend and I and we loved it! So easy and delicious!

  4. I have tried your recipe and it was great, thank you! I have a question about the pork rinds though. Do you mean you should crush up 2 cups of whole pork rinds, or should you use crush up enough pork rinds to end up with 2 cups of crushed pork rinds? I used a whole 5 oz bag and crushed them up and it seemed like a lot was left over.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Courtney! The recipe calls for 2 cups of already crushed pork rinds. Just a helpful tip for the next time you’re wondering, if a recipe calls for 2 cups crushed pork rinds it means already crushed. If it calls for 2 cups pork rinds, crushed – that would mean you measure out 2 cups and then crush. 🙂

  5. This was absolutely amazing! Made it and all kids enjoyed as well (ages:11, 4 & 2). Paired with sautés green beans. Was super delicious!!

  6. Is the 66 grams of protein correct for 1 piece? I used chicken tenderloins and flattened them out.

    1. Karly Campbell

      It’s showing that much protein because of the pork rinds. They have a lot of protein in them, but it’s not actually usable by your body. How you choose to calculate it is up to you. 🙂

  7. I made it tonight and it turned out great! I would have liked to see it crisp up more, any tips? I didn’t want to over cook the chicken by leaving it in too long.

    1. Karly Campbell

      You could try frying it in a little oil, if you’d like it to be even more crispy. 🙂

  8. Made this for dinner tonight. It was so good! My husband is a diabetic and loved it. He said this goes in the rotation lol.

  9. Kimberly Anderson

    What did you use for the Marinara? Just trying to keep it as low carb as possible…

  10. What side dish would you suggest with this? I have strayed away from making chicken parm because I usually serve it over noodles.. I am not quite sure how this would pair with zoodles?

  11. Do u have anything low in sodium. Love that recipe but 720 g of sodium or any ideas to ingredients for lower sodium. Thanks

    1. Karly Campbell

      Most of the sodium here will come from the pork rinds. You could look for a lower sodium variety and also use a low sodium marinara.

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