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Keto Chicken Parmesan – Low Carb Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Keto Chicken Parmesan – This low carb chicken parmesan crusted recipe is my all-time favorite made with chicken breasts that is tender juicy from inside and crispy on the outside, topped with delicious marinara sauce, and melty mozzarella cheese!

keto chicken parmesan

Earlier I have shared the chicken parmigiana recipe but this keto parmesan crusted chicken is a must-try because it is 100% keto-approved, gluten-free and low carb without compromising the on classic Italian flavor and taste. This keto chicken parm recipe can be made in just 10 minutes of cooking time, choose whatever cooking method you like – pan-fried, baked or air fryer. (all versions are given below)

Can I Make Ahead This Low Carb Fried Chicken Parmesan?

Of course! Dip the chicken breasts into the egg mixture and let it marinate overnight in the fridge, when ready to make, take it out from the fridge and let sit for at least 15-20 minutes before cooking to cool down to room temperature.

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What To Serve With This Keto Garlic Parmesan Chicken Breast?

You can eat this keto parm chicken all alone but I love to serve this low carb fried parmesan crusted chicken alongside sautéed green beans, garlic broccoli, steamed green beans or cauliflower rice or with zoodles.

low carb fried parmesan crusted chicken

Ingredients Substitute

  • I am using almond flour, but you can use coconut flour and make it a keto chicken parmesan with coconut flour (it won’t be that crispy)
  • You can also make this low carb chicken parmesan with pork rinds. (Replace almond flour with pork rinds on the second bowl)

keto parmesan crusted chicken

Keto Chicken Parmesan Air fryer

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • Lightly spray the crumbed chicken with olive oil spray.
  • Place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken breasts. Top with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce.
  • Cook for another 3-4 minutes or until bubbly and cheese has melted.
  • Done!

keto chicken parmesan baked

Keto Chicken Parmesan Baked

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a large baking sheet with foil and lightly spray the sheet with olive oil spray.
  • In a shallow bowl beat and whisk the eggs.
  • In another bowl combine the parmesan cheese along with all the spices and mix well.
  • Dip the chicken breast, one at a time into the egg bowl and then to the cheese and coat well on both sides. Repeat for the remaining chicken breasts.
  • Place the prepared chicken on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. (no need to flip)
  • Top each breast with marinara sauce and mozzarella. Bake for another 10-20 min or until cheese is melted and bubbly and the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees. (Check this with a meat thermometer)

Low Carb Keto Chicken Parmesan

Keto Chicken Parmesan Crusted (Low Carb)

keto chicken parmesan

This low carb keto chicken parmesan crusted recipe is my all-time favorite made with chicken breasts that is tender juicy from inside and crispy on the outside, topped with delicious marinara sauce, and melty mozzarella cheese.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless (about 2 large breasts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 26 oz marinara sauce, about 750g
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, shredded, about 250g
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil or parsley


  1. Slice each chicken breast into two pieces, cut them lengthwise.
  2. Season with onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs, add Italian seasoning and garlic. Combine well. Season with a pinch of salt pepper.
  4. Dip the chicken pieces into the egg bowl and marinate for at least an hour to overnight. (this step is optional but increases flavor)
  5. In another bowl, combine the almond flour and parmesan cheese.
  6. Take each breast piece from the egg mixture, drip off any excess and then place it into the parmesan mixture bowl and coat well on both sides. Shake off any excess and repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
  7. Heat a large non stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and butter. Once hot, add the chicken pieces, one at a time and fry for 4-5 minutes untouched.
  8. Once the coating is little crispy and golden, flip the chicken pieces and continue to fry for another few minutes on the other side. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  9. Preheat oven grill to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease the baking dish with non-stick spray.
  10. Spread half of the marinara over the base of the baking dish and arrange the fried chicken over the sauce in a single layer. Spread remaining sauce all over each chicken breast.
  11. Top with the parmesan and mozzarella cheese, bake for 5-10 minutes or until bubbly and cheese has melted
  12. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 558Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 188mgSodium 1315mgCarbohydrates 7gSugar 4gProtein 47g

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