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Keto Chicken Parmesan

This Keto chicken parmesan is an easy and delicious dinner recipe everyone will love. Serve it with zoodles (zucchini noodles) for the perfect low carb comfort food meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Difficulty Medium
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Bake Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 610kcal
Author Nora



  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Egg wash:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Parmesan breading:

  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste

Sauce and cheese:

  • 1/2 (25-oz) low carb sugar free marinara sauce see notes!
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese sliced OR shredded (I used half shredded, half sliced to use up leftovers - worked great!)


Bread chicken

  • Prep: If chicken breasts are large, slice each in half. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Dry mix: Combine Parmesan cheese, almond flour, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder and salt & pepper in shallow dish. Lightly coat each chicken breast.
  • Egg wash: Whisk eggs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper together in medium bowl. Add chicken breasts and generously coat.
  • Dry mix again: Dredge each chicken piece individually through dry mix to create a thick coating. Lightly press down on the chicken to create a firm layer.

Cook chicken

  • Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Pan-fry chicken in batches until golden on both sides, not turning chicken until it releases from the pan (about 3-5 minutes per side; if turning too soon breading will fall off).

Finish dish

  • Heat oven to 425°F.
  • Cover bottom of baking dish with marinara sauce. Nestle fried chicken on top, then spread each chicken piece with remaining sauce. Top with cheese and bake on middle rack for 8-10 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and chicken is done.


I used a home canned Marinara made without sugar. If using a jarred sauce, make sure to pick a low carb sugar free variety with 10g NET carbs or less per cup. You can also use a can of diced tomatoes and season it with olive oil, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder and Italian seasoning!
Use only a few tablespoons of sauce for a crispier chicken OR the full half jar for a more saucy chicken; I personally prefer more sauce.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 610kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 1395mg | Potassium: 839mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1153IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 642mg | Iron: 3mg