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Keto Chicken Parmesan | Mark Daly Apple

There’s nothing more comforting than the rich tomato flavor of a classic Italian dish. However, those regularly practicing the keto lifestyle or starting the keto reset diet may wonder if homestyle Italian cuisine is out of reach. This delicious keto chicken parmesan recipe proves that you don’t have to leave your all-time favorite foods behind when traveling the keto path.

Our recipe substitutes Primal Kitchen Roasted Garlic Marinara for the laborious, day-long sauce that usually accompanies traditional Chicken Parmigiana, making a quick and easy weeknight meal. We like to cook our Chicken Parmesan in a cast iron pan to increase flavor and hemoglobin iron, but you can use any oven-safe pan. Serve alone with pan-roasted vegetables or with keto-friendly noodles.

How to Make Keto Chicken Parmesan

First, use a food processor or blender to turn the pork rinds into a coarse dough. Mix the ground pork in a bowl or dish with the almond flour, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. Whisk your eggs in another bowl or dish. Dip each cutlet, one at a time, into egg mixture, allowing excess egg to drip off, then dredge cutlets on both sides in flour mixture. Keep each cutlet aside and repeat with the rest.

Chicken cutlets in egg mixture

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet on your stovetop over medium-high heat. When hot, put the cutlets in the pan and fry on both sides for 4-5 minutes. Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to fry the chicken in batches. Don’t crowd the pan or you won’t get a nice crust on the chicken. After roasting the chicken, put all the cutlets in the pan. Place the pan in the oven until the internal temperature of the thickest cutlet reaches 165°F. Drizzle Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce over each cutlet and return the pan to the oven for 3-5 minutes.

Chicken cutlets cooked on a cast iron skillet

Take the pan out of the oven and sprinkle the chicken with cheese. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees. Place the skillet back in the oven until the cheese is melted and browned. You can also use the broil function of your oven. Remove from oven and top with black pepper and oregano and basil.

Serve with your favorite veggie side. We like simple roasted or steamed broccoli, sauteed zucchini, kale or spinach, or spaghetti squash.

Keto Chicken Parmesan

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There’s nothing more comforting than the rich tomato flavor of a classic Italian dish. However, those regularly practicing the keto lifestyle or starting the keto reset diet may wonder if homestyle Italian cuisine is out of reach. This delicious keto chicken parmesan recipe proves that you don’t have to leave your all-time favorite foods behind when traveling the keto path.



  1. Use a food processor or blender to pulverize the pork rinds into a coarse flour. Mix the ground pork in a bowl or dish with the almond flour, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  2. Whisk your eggs in another bowl or dish.
  3. Dip each cutlet, one at a time, into egg mixture, allowing excess egg to drip off, then dredge cutlets on both sides in flour mixture. Keep each cutlet aside and repeat with the rest.
  4. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet on your stovetop over medium-high heat. When hot, put the cutlets in the pan and fry on both sides for 4-5 minutes. Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to fry the chicken in batches. Don’t crowd the pan or you won’t get a nice crust on the chicken.
  5. After roasting the chicken, put all the cutlets in the pan. Place the pan in the oven until the internal temperature of the thickest cutlet reaches 165°F. Drizzle Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce over each cutlet and return the pan to the oven for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Take the pan out of the oven and sprinkle the chicken with cheese. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees. Place the skillet back in the oven until the cheese is melted and browned. You can also use the broil function of your oven. Remove from oven and top with black pepper and oregano and basil.

notes

Serve this dish with your favorite vegetable. We like simple roasted or steamed broccoli, sauteed zucchini, kale or spinach, or spaghetti squash.

  • prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 min

nutrition

  • serving size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 558.8
  • sugar: 3.7g
  • Sodium: 1047.6mg
  • thick: 31.3 g
  • Saturated fat: 7.4 g
  • Trans Fats: .2g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.9 g
  • Fiber: 2.4G
  • Protein: 56.4G
  • Cholesterol: 203.8mg

Keyword: Keto Chicken Parmesan

About the Author

Priscilla Chamesian

A food blogger, recipe developer, and personal chef based in Missouri, Priscilla specializes in low-carb, paleo, gluten-free, keto, vegan, and low-FODMAP cooking. See what she’s cooking up on Priscilla Cooks, and follow her foodie adventures on Instagram and Pinterest.

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