This Keto Chicken Parmesan Recipe is the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal – simple, but loaded with flavor. Tender, juicy chicken breasts, coated in a crispy low carb breading mix, and topped with homemade marinara sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, then baked to perfection. Best of all, it comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Ingredients in Keto Chicken Parmesan
Ingredients Notes and Substitutions
How to Make Low Carb Chicken Parmesan
Dredging and Breading the Chicken
Crack the eggs in a shallow bowl and fork whisk. Place the breading in a separate shallow bowl.
Coat a piece of chicken with the egg wash and then liberally coat with the breading mixture. Repeat this process with each piece of chicken.
Pan-Frying and Baking Keto Chicken Parmesan
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the breaded chicken to the pan. Cook the chicken 3 to 4 pieces at a time, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Flipping only once, cook for 4 minutes on each side or until breading is a deep golden brown and nice and crispy.
While the chicken is frying, heat the marinara sauce. Preheat the oven to broil. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the crispy chicken breasts on the parchment paper. Top each one with a generous amount of sauce.
On top of the sauce, layer on some of the sliced fresh mozzarella cheese and then sprinkle the parmesan cheese over top. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and browned. Garnish with basil before serving. Serve with extra sauce and parmesan cheese on the side.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
To make this in an air fryer, bread the chicken as per the instructions and air fry at 375°F for 10 to 12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they’re crispy and cooked through. Top with marinara sauce and cheese, then air fry for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until the cheese melts and starts to brown.
While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the breaded chicken in advance and refrigerate or freeze it. Then, when you’re ready to serve, simply cook as per the instructions, allowing for extra time if they were frozen.
To ensure the breading stays on the chicken, make sure the oil is hot before adding the chicken, avoid overcrowding the pan, and flip the chicken only once during frying.
Storing, Freezing, and Reheating Keto Chicken Parmesan
- Storing: Place leftover Chicken Parmesan in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Store the chicken and sauce separately, if possible, to maintain the crispiness of the breading.
- Freezing: If you want to freeze Chicken Parmesan, it’s best to freeze the breaded chicken before adding the sauce and cheese. Lay the breaded chicken on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Then, transfer the chicken to an airtight container or freezer-safe bag, placing parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking. Freeze for up to 2 to 3 months.
- Reheating: To reheat in the oven, preheat to 350°F Place the chicken on a baking sheet and cover it loosely with aluminum foil. Reheat for 10 minutes or until it’s heated through.In an air fryer, air fry the chicken at 350°F for 10 minutes or until it’s crispy and warmed through.For the microwave, place the chicken on a microwave-safe plate, cover it loosely with a microwave-safe cover and heat in 30-second intervals, until it’s heated through.
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