This Keto Parmesan Crusted Chicken recipe is a low-carb version of a favorite Italian dish. Use it to make chicken parmesan guilt-free!
Whether you’re trying to go keto or just trying to cut back on the carbs this recipe is going to be perfect for you.
If you’re like me, you’re probably the only one in your household trying to cut carbs and struggle to find a recipe that suits your nutrition needs and the tastes of your family. This keto parmesan crusted chicken will solve that problem entirely!
Another recipe that will have the rest of the family unaware they’re eating something healthy is this one for Low Carb Enchiladas. We won’t tell your secret!
Back to this chicken though. I whipped up some homemade marinara (make it San Marzano Sauce for something really special) and spaghetti squash for me (real pasta for the boys) and made a keto chicken parmesan that impressed the whole family!
If you prefer a cold side dish this Salad with Grapefruit is dressed up with Champagne Vinaigrette and is so delish you’ll forget it’s good for you.
How to Make Keto Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Start out with a thin cut of chicken like breast tenderloins or chicken cutlets. This will ensure that your keto parmesan crusted chicken gets nice and crispy on the outside at the same time that it gets cooked through.
Heat the oil up in a large skillet to medium high heat. While it’s heating, combine the parmesan cheese, almond flour, and seasonings together into a shallow bowl. Dredge each piece of chicken in the egg, and press it into the parmesan mixture, making sure it gets totally coated.
After that, your keto parmesan crusted chicken just needs to go in the frying pan! Now this is the important part: make sure that once you put your chicken in the pan you don’t move it around at all.
Just let it sit for about 2 minutes and then gently lift up a piece to check on the crispiness of the crust. If you move it around too much before it is cooked, you risk the crust sliding off!
What do I serve with Keto Parmesan Crusted Chicken?
I made mine into a keto chicken parmesan by serving it over spaghetti squash with homemade marinara, but this chicken is so versatile you can really serve it with anything!
Put it over salad for a low-carb fried chicken substitute, or serve it as is with some healthy sides. like our Keto Squash Casserole. You really can’t go wrong with a crunchy, healthy main course like this.
For another low carb chicken option that uses bone-in chicken try Cajun Baked Chicken. With just a few ingredients you’ll have it ready with minimal effort.
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We may be a Southern food blog, but we love Italian and Mediterranean flavors. Here are some other favorites inspired by that part of the world!
- Pasta Salad with Asparagus
- Italian Chicken in Creamy Pan Sauce
- Italian Sausage Soup
- Baked Brie with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pesto
- Air Fryer Greek Chicken Skewers with Feta Sauce
- Mediterranean Shrimp Flatbreads
Keto Parmesan Crusted Chicken
- 1 lb chicken cutlets
- 2 t Italian seasoning
- 1 t garlic powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded parmesan
- ½ cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- 2 T olive oil
- Mix Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper, parmesan, and almond flour together in a shallow bowl.
- Whisk the egg in a separate shallow bowl.
- Dredge each chicken cutlet in the egg, letting the excess drip off into the bowl. Then, dip in the parmesan mixture, pressing down to make sure the crust sticks. Set chicken aside.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook the chicken in the oil 2-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Do not move the chicken around in the pan except to flip it when one side is crispy!
Alisa Infanti says
My kids love this dish. We add pasta sauce and cheese for a chicken parm version
It’s great that way. Thanks, Alisa!
Ana F. says
I have a feeling this will be my next favorite weeknight dinner! The flavors are amazing and love how easy it is to make. Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you Ana!
Krissy Allori says
That was so easy and delicious! I didn’t even miss the bread crumbs.
We don’t either. Thanks, Krissy!
I made this Keto Parmesan Crusted Chicken today for my friend’s Birthday—she follows keto and loved it! She asked for your recipe, so I texted her the link. I mentioned to her that you have many great recipes, and I bet she’ll love them as much as we do!
Awww… that’s really sweet of you Heidy! Thank you so much!
Was looking for an easy recipe to serve to my mum for her birthday dinner. My mum is following a keto diet for health reasons and is finding it difficult to source simple to prepare traditional recipes. This recipe is perfect! Going to look for a keto salad now as think that will be yummy as an accompaniment. Will give her the link to the recipe after I cook it for her! I know she will love this. Thanks.
That’s great Jacqueline. Hope she loves it as much as we do!
i didn’t see anything about melted butter in the ingredient list
Oops! Sorry about that. We originally tried it with butter and then switched it to olive oil because the butter burned before the chicken was done cooking. Thanks for pointing that out!
Tristin Rieken says
Great tips for keeping the delicious crust to stay put! Typically with these recipes I find that the crust does slide right off, but not this time. Thanks so much!
Leslie Sawmiller says
So thankful for this Keto Parmesan Crusted Chicken recipe! Great healthy way to enjoy Parmesan Chicken without the guilt!
Thank you for stopping by with a nice comment, Leslie!
Claudia Lamascolo says
this sounds delicious I love parmesan on everything and with this chicken it sounds scrumptious!
Michele Feuerborn says
We loved loved loved this Parmesan Chicken. It received rave reviews!
That’s great to hear. Thanks for letting us know, Michele!
Jacqueline Meldrum says
That crust sounds tasty. I will have to try that Italian seasoning
This looks like such a simple dinner, and super flavorful. The crust on the chicken looks so crisp!
This chicken looks delicious. Anything with parmesan is good with me!
Parmesan chicken is one of my favourites and its keto too?! Hello parmesan chicken tonight!!
I love this keto version! All the flavor and low carb. Perfect!
The crispy coating looks so good! I love that the whole family will enjoy this for dinner. I’m also going to love this chicken chopped up on a salad for lunch the next day!
What is the carb count? Thank you
Hi Kathleen! We’ve been adding nutritional info to all of our recipes gradually. This one was just updated, so we invite you to visit again! Thanks for stopping by.