Keto Chicken Parmesan

This super simple Keto Chicken Parmesan recipe is easy to make and the perfect gluten free dinner!

This super simple Keto Chicken Parmesan recipe is easy to make and the perfect gluten free dinner!

I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you today as it’s from my friend Mellissa’s new cookbook, Keto for Life! Mellissa and I met at a conference that I went to a couple years ago in Cancun. I met so many amazing people at that conference that I’m proud to say are still friends today.

I haven’t done a lot of keto cooking to be honest but it’s something that I’ve been excited to dive into a little bit more. Last year my little brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (which is pretty rare for someone in their late 20s). Since then, he’s had to make a lot of lifestyle changes in order to stay healthy and to manage his diabetes. He’s taken it all in strides and has even started a a podcast, The Type 1 Run Podcast, geared towards athletes with diabetes and helping them manage their diabetes as athletes.

When I saw this Keto Chicken Parmesan recipe in Mellissa’s new cookbook, I knew it was exactly the recipe that I had to make. In honor of my brother, Jonathan. I’m not sure I’ve ever been to an Italian restaurant with him when he didn’t order chicken parmesan.

This super simple Keto Chicken Parmesan recipe is easy to make and the perfect gluten free dinner!

There are so many great keto recipes in Keto for Life! I’m excited to try a few more of them AND to send my brother a copy of the cookbook to try out. If you’re looking to try out the keto diet, for health or weight loss reasons, I highly recommend Mellissa’s beautiful new cookbook.

How to Make Keto Chicken Parmesan

I’m not sure why but I expected this recipe to be a bit more complicated. It’s SO super easy!

We start with the breading by combining almond flour, parmesan and some spices.

This super simple Keto Chicken Parmesan recipe is easy to make and the perfect gluten free dinner!

We pounded the chicken a bit to get it to about 1/2 an inch thick. Then it’s dipped in an egg bath before covering it in the breading. 

The recipes calls for you to fry the chicken for about 3 minutes on each side before baking it for 20 minutes. You could, however, skip the frying altogether and just bake the chicken. It won’t be *quite* as good though :) If you’re going to skip the frying step, I recommend spraying the breaded chicken with cooking spray before baking it. It’ll also need about 10 extra minutes in the oven.

This super simple Keto Chicken Parmesan recipe is easy to make and the perfect gluten free dinner!

After your chicken is fried, it’s covered in marinara and mozzarella before being baked for 20 minutes.

This super simple Keto Chicken Parmesan recipe is easy to make and the perfect gluten free dinner!

This Keto Chicken Parmesan is super easy and ridiculously tasty!

I’m excited for you to try this recipe and to get your hands on Keto for Life!


Keto Chicken Parmesan

  • Author: Food with Feeling
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1/2 cup of superfine blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 of oil for frying, olive oil works great
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 4 chicken breasts (6ish ounces each), pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 1 1/2 cups of marinara sauce
  • 4 ounces of whole-milk mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
  • fresh basil or parsley for garnish, chopped


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a plate with paper towels to place the fried chicken on.
  2. Make your breading in a shallow dish by whisking together the almond flour, parmesan, salt, dried parsley, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper.
  3. In a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium high heat until hot.
  4. In a shallow dish beat the egg.
  5. Dip each piece of chicken in the egg so that it is full covered and then dip it in the breading so that it is fully covered on all sides in the breading.
  6. Fry the chicken in the hot oil for 3 minutes on each side or until a nice golden grown. No need to fully cook the chicken as it will finish cooking in the oven. Once done, place the chicken on the paper towel lined plate.
  7. Spread 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce on the bottom of a casserole dish or oven proof skillet. Place the chicken in the dish and then spread the remaining marinara sauce evenly on top of the chicken. Place the sliced mozzarella on top of the chicken and bake for 20 minutes until it’s a nice golden brown.
  8. Garnish with fresh herbs and ENJOY!!

  • Category: dinner
  • Cuisine: italian


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 509
  • Fat: 28g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.5g
  • Fiber: 6g

Keywords: chicken, parmesan, keto, italian

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15 comments on “Keto Chicken Parmesan”

  1. Thanks so much for reviewing Keto for Life! I’m thrilled you lived this chicken Parmesan recipe and I hope your brother loves it too! Your photos look amazing!  🙌🏻💯😘

  2. Great meal. Thanks for the recipe. I think that the carb count is extremely high. Is that a typo? Maybe it should be 5.4 net carbs??


  3. I made this tonight. The only thing I did differently was to add a bit of the same grated parmesan with the mozzarella before baking. It came out AMAZING. Thanks for the great recipe – definitely bookmarking this one!

  4. Terrific recipe. Straight forward and simple as presented. I’ve made this twice in the past two weeks….because of the compliments the first time around. In my opinion your strength is in keeping the Keto recipes as simple as possible. Thank you very much!! Yah.

  5. I’ve made this a few times now, it always comes out delicious!

  6. What are the grams of protein? 

  7. It is delicious. Our family loved it. My only question is what’s the total protein? It’s not listed on the nutrition.

  8. This looks so good, but I meal prep for the whole week, so I often make larger servings and split up through the week. Have you thought about letting us increase the yield to our desired amount? does this and it’s one of their best features, in my opinion!

    • I’ve actually been wanting to add this feature so thanks for the reminder! I’m terrible at techy stuff so I’ll talk to my designer about the best way to implement this :)

  9. i am learning more about keto diet .Have not try anything till now , but looking for chicken parmesan quite long time. i hope your these recipe can make a difference. The chicken looks yummy. I am going to try these recipe for sure.

  10. you use can you use coconut or brown rice flour?