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Keto Chicken Parmesan Low Carb Recipe (Tested)

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What’s your idea of chicken? Low-calorie white meat? A familiar, albeit boring, fried chicken breasts or wings? 

This Keto Chicken Parmesan is one of the best keto chicken recipes I have made.

This dish combines protein, calcium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, folate, vitamins A, B6, B12 and many other nutrients. The best part is that it tastes as good as a cheese pizza without the carbs.

Chicken is a perfect keto food and utilized in many dishes, but it isn’t always appreciated for its spectacular nutritional profile. A 100-gram serving of cooked chicken meat contains 239 calories, 13.6 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbs, and 27 grams of protein (1).

keto chicken parmesan

It also contains nearly 20 different vitamins and minerals. It’s a great source of niacin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, and selenium. It’s also a complete protein and contains 18 amino acids. 

Foods that are high in protein helps you stay full longer. Protein is also needed for a wide variety of functions, including repairing damaged cells and tissues. Your body needs it even if you don’t hit the gym everyday! 

I coated this Keto Parmesan Chicken in an almond flour base (instead of bread crumbs) with lots of herbs that contain great flavor. Then I baked the chicken and serve with marinara and cheese. 

For a truly decadent dish, make your own marinara sauce at home. It might take extra effort, but homemade marinara will greatly enhance the flavor of anything you serve it with. 

If you don’t have time to make it at home, then look for a high-quality organic brand of marinara sauce that does not contain added sugars. 

You can serve this dish as is or with your favorite low-carb vegetables. It’s a crowd pleaser that the whole family will love! 

How to Make Low Carb Chicken Parmesan

To make, beat an egg in a bowl and add salt and pepper.

beat egg with salt pepper

In another bowl, add the almond flour, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic, basil, oregano, cilantro and salt and pepper. You can also add onion powder and chili powder.

mix almond flour garlic basil

Dip the uncooked chicken cutlets into the egg mixture. Make sure you submerge the meat well.

submerge chicken in egg

Once done, coat it with the almond flour crumbs mixture immediately. Some people might use coconut flour or ground pork rinds for coating instead of bread crumbs.

coat almond parmesan mixture

Place it on a baking dish and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the chicken from the oven and top with marinara sauce (or low carb tomato sauce) and mozzarella cheese. Return to the oven and cook for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve hot. 

keto parmesan chicken

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Keto Chicken Parmesan

A low-carb, keto-friendly and crowd-pleasing, who wouldn’t love this delicious Parmesan chicken?
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword keto chicken recipe, keto parmesan chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 315kcal
Author Tanya K.



  • Set the oven to 350°F to preheat.
  • Beat the egg in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and toss in the chicken breast. Mix with a spoon to cover all sides of the chicken with the beaten egg.
  • Prepare a flat dish. Spread the Parmesan cheese, almond flour, garlic powder, dried basil, and dried oregano on the dish. Make sure that the ingredients are mixed. Coat the chicken breast on all sides with the flour mixture.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet and leave in the oven for around 25 minutes. Remove once the crust turns golden brown in color.
  • Spread the marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese on top of the cooked chicken. Return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes to melt the cheese completely.
  • Garnish with some chopped cilantro on top. Serve in a plate and enjoy!



Nutrition Facts
Keto Chicken Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 193mg64%
Sodium 458mg19%
Potassium 635mg18%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 368IU7%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 188mg19%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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FAQ & Cooking Tips

How many carbs are in keto chicken Parmesan?

Keto chicken Parmesan typically contains between 3 to 8 net carbs per serving, depending on the specific recipe and ingredients used. My recipe has 3 grams of net carbs.

How to Bake Keto Chicken Parmesan in an Air Fryer

To bake Keto Chicken Parmesan in an air fryer using the ingredients in my recipe, coat the chicken as instructed, then air fry at 375°F (190°C) for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway. After cooking, top with marinara and mozzarella, then air fry for an additional 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.

How to reheat chicken Parmesan

To reheat chicken Parmesan, place it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-10 minutes or until heated through, ensuring the cheese is melted and the chicken is hot in the center.

What to serve with chicken Parmesan

Serve chicken parm with spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles for a low-carb option, a side of steamed vegetables, a fresh garden salad, or garlic cauliflower mash.

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