Low Carb Chicken Parmesan

March 25, 2021Laura

This recipe was originally published on June, 7 2018. Updated on March 25, 2021.

I first shared this recipe back in 2018. It was the third recipe that I made when I started blogging. Chicken parmesan was one of my favorite meals pre-keto. I loved it so much, that I wanted to create a low carb version of it. After a few attempts, I finally perfected a delicious low carb chicken parmesan that not only tastes great, but is easy to make.

For the crust, I used pork rind crumbs, grated parmesan cheese (green can) and a variety of spices. It’s topped with low carb marinara sauce (I used Rao’s) and shredded mozzarella cheese. Several people have asked me in the past if you can taste the pork rind crumbs. With all of the other ingredients used, you can’t taste the pork rind crumbs at all! This chicken parmesan is great served with zoodles, low carb pasta, extra marinara sauce meatballs and keto “cheesy bread.” I have a homemade meatball recipe that you can find here. This is one of my favorite meals and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

This easy Keto Cheesy Bread pairs great with my low carb chicken parmesan. It only takes a few minutes to throw together and is SO good!

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Low Carb Chicken Parmesan

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 3
  • Calories 360.1


  • 3 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup pork rind crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp each of salt & pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 Tbsp marinara sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided


  • 1)

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pound each chicken breast to desired thickness and set aside.

  • 2)

    Combine pork rind crumbs, parmesan cheese and spices in bowl. In separate dish, whisk one egg until beaten.

  • 3)

    Dip chicken breast in egg then coat in seasoning mixture; place on prepared baking sheet.

  • 4)

    Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top each breast with 2 Tbsp of marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake for another 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Garnish with parmesan cheese or basil, if desired.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

Net Carbs2.8g
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