Keto Chicken Parmesan / Parmigiana Recipe

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

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Keto Chicken Parmigiana

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This Keto Chicken Parmigiana recipe makes 4 servings. 1 serving is 1 loaded chicken thigh and has 2g net carbs.

Keto Chicken Parmesan Ingredients

Keto Chicken Parmigiana Ingredients
Keto Chicken Parmigiana 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. In a bowl, add the egg, heavy cream, and water and whisk well.
  4. In a second bowl, add the parmesan, protein powder, oregano, garlic powder, and white pepper. 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, 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 about 2 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 through.
  10. Serve hot with a side of Keto Garlic Green Beans, or Cauliflower Mash, and enjoy!
Keto Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

Keto Chicken Parmesan - 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!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 470kcal
Author: Gerri

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.
  • In a bowl, add the egg, heavy cream, and water and whisk well.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

Video

Keto Chicken Parmigiana Recipe - Low Carb Cheesy & Saucy - Very Easy to Make (2g Net Carbs)

Nutrition

Serving: 150g | 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 Keto Parmesan

Store Keto Chicken Parmesan in the fridge for up to 3 days and freeze for up to 3 months.

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 just add the sauce and cheese, and pop them in the oven for a quick Keto dinner.

Low Carb Chicken Parmigiana
Low Carb Chicken Parmigiana

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To make a larger batch of this Keto Chicken Parmigiana recipe adjust the servings above.

Is Chicken Parmesan Keto Friendly?

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

Obviously, our keto parmigiana is one that you can eat on a keto diet due to the low-carb breading and sauce that we use.

How to Make Sure Your 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 very well.

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