Low Carb Keto Chicken Parmesan Recipe
The best keto chicken parmesan recipe - with crispy breading! This cheesy, easy low carb chicken parmesan is made in one pan with simple ingredients.
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- 4 medium Chicken breasts
- Sea salt
- 1/2 cup Whey protein powder (divided)
- 2 large Eggs
- 3 oz Pork rinds (crushed using a mallet or in a blender)
- 1/4 cup Grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup Avocado oil (or light olive oil, for frying)
- 3/4 cup Marinara sauce
- 3/4 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
Fill a large bowl with warm water and 1-2 tablespoons of sea salt. Place chicken breasts inside and set aside to brine for at least 10-20 minutes (up to an hour).
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Arrange 3 medium bowls in a line:
1) For dredging: 1/4 cup protein powder
2) For dipping: Eggs, beaten
3) For breading: Crushed pork rinds, grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and remaining 1/4 cup protein powder, stirred together
When the chicken is done brining, pat dry. Use a flat meat mallet to pound the chicken breasts to even thickness, about 1/2 inch thick.
Dredge each chicken breast in the protein powder, then dip in the egg, and finally roll in the Parmesan breading mixture to coat. Repeat with all the chicken breasts.
Heat oil in a large oven-safe saute pan, over medium-high heat, until shimmery. When the oil is hot, add the chicken breasts in a single layer (they will be pretty crowded and touching, which is okay). Cook for about 2 minutes, until browned on the bottom. Carefully flip using a thin turner, and cook for 2 more minutes, until the other side is brown. Remove the pan from heat immediately.
Right in the pan, top each chicken breast with 3 tbsp marinara sauce, then 3 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese.
Place the oven-safe pan into the preheated oven. Bake the Keto Chicken Parmesan for about 10 minutes, until the cheese starts to get golden spots and the chicken is cooked through. Garnish with fresh basil to serve, if desired.
Serving size: 1 chicken breast with marinara & cheese toppings.
(This is a large serving and you can easily have half paired with a side dish.)