Keto Chicken Parmesan (Parmigiana)

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This Keto Chicken Parmesan recipe, aka parmigiana, makes a delicious low-carb dinner to feed the family, super cheesy and full of flavor.

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Delicious keto chicken parmesan.

Keto chicken parmigiana is one of our favorites, but we have many more chicken recipes here.

This Keto Chicken Parmigiana recipe makes four servings. One serving is one loaded chicken thigh and has 2g net carbs.

Keto Chicken Parmesan Ingredients

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Keto chicken parmesan ingredients.
  • 4 Chicken Thighs, approximately 1lb/450g total
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tablespoon of Heavy Cream
  • 1 tablespoon of Water
  • ¾ cup of Parmesan Cheese, powdered
  • ¼ cup of Unflavored Protein Powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon of White Pepper, ground
  • 3 tablespoons of Lard, Tallow, or Olive Oil can also be used
  • ½ cup of Keto Marinara Sauce
  • 1 cup of Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

How to Make Keto Chicken Parmesan

Keto Chicken Parmigiana on a plate with green beans
How to make Keto Chicken Parmigiana
  1. Preheat your oven to 190C/375F.
  2. Use a meat mallet or tenderizer to pound the chicken thighs into an even thickness.
  3. Add the egg, heavy cream, and water in a bowl and whisk well.
  4. Add the parmesan, protein powder, oregano, garlic powder, and white pepper in a second bowl. Mix well and transfer into a pan or plate with a flat base (for easier breading).
  5. Dip a chicken thigh into the egg mixture, allow any excess to drip off, then dip into the parmesan breading. Press the breading onto both sides and repeat with the other thigh fillets.
  6. Place a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and add the lard.
  7. Fry the breaded chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown, then place onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  8. Spoon two tablespoons of marinara sauce onto each one and top with the mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is golden and the chicken is cooked.
  10. Serve hot with Keto Garlic Green Beans or Cauliflower Mash, and enjoy!
Keto chicken parmesan on a baking tray.

Keto Chicken Parmesan (Chicken Parmigiana)

We think this is simply The Best Keto Chicken Parmigiana recipe around, it's very low carb and a much healthier option than the traditional recipe, delicious!
5 from 14 votes
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 470kcal
Author: Matt Dobson

Unit Conversion

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Thighs approximately 1lb/450g
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Heavy Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • ¾ cup Parmesan Cheese powdered
  • ¼ cup Unflavored Protein Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon White Pepper ground
  • 3 tablespoons Lard Tallow or Olive Oil can also be used
  • ½ cup Keto Marinara Sauce
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 190C/375F.
  • Use a meat mallet or tenderizer to pound the chicken thighs into an even thickness.
    4 Chicken Thighs
  • In a bowl, add the egg, heavy cream, and water and whisk well.
    1 large Egg, 1 tablespoon Heavy Cream, 1 tablespoon Water
  • In a second bowl, add the parmesan, protein power, oregano, garlic power, and white pepper. Mix well and transfer into a pan or plate with a flat base (for easier breading).
    ¾ cup Parmesan Cheese, ¼ cup Unflavored Protein Powder, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder, ½ teaspoon White Pepper
  • Dip a chicken thigh into the egg mixture, allow any excess to drip off, then dip into the parmesan breading. Press the breading onto both sides, repeat with the other thigh fillets.
  • Place a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and add the lard.
    3 tablespoons Lard
  • Fry the breaded chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown, then place onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Spoon about 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce onto each one and top with the mozzarella cheese.
    ½ cup Keto Marinara Sauce, 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
    Keto Chicken Parmigiana Ingredients
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is golden and the chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve hot with a side of Keto Garlic Green Beans, or Cauliflower Mash and enjoy!
    Keto Chicken Parmigiana with Low Carb Breading

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Keto Chicken Parmesan Recipe (Parmigiana) – Low Carb Cheesy & Saucy (2g Net Carbs)

Nutrition

Serving: 170g | Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 2mg

How To Store Chicken Parmesan

If you prefer to cook in bulk, the chicken can be breaded, fried, and baked minus the topping, then frozen.

When you’re ready to eat your keto parmigiana, add the sauce and cheese, and pop them in the oven for a quick Keto dinner.

How do you store chicken parmesan?

Store chicken parmesan in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Looking for more delicious Keto Chicken recipes? Try our;

Adjust the servings above to make a larger batch of this Keto Chicken Parmigiana recipe.

Keto chicken parmesan on a baking tray.
Keto chicken parmesan, also known as chicken parmigiana.
Is chicken parmesan keto-friendly?

Traditionally cooked parmigiana is not keto-friendly due to the high carbohydrate content in the sauce and breading.

Our keto parmigiana is one that you can eat on a keto diet due to our low-carb breading and sauce.

How to Make Sure Your Chicken Parmesan / Parmigiana is Keto Friendly:

  • Use a sugar-free sauce like our keto marinara sauce.
  • Use low-carb ingredients instead of breadcrumbs. We used protein powder and parmesan cheese for the breading base, which works well.

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Matt Dobson

I am the founder of My Keto Kitchen. I am a nutritionist, cooking enthusiast, and part-time Van Lifer! Along with a qualified chef, we have created a collection of delicious and healthy recipes.

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7 thoughts on “Keto Chicken Parmesan (Parmigiana)”

  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night & it was amazing! Both keto and non keto eaters loved it. Will definitely be saving this recipe!

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