Keto Chicken Parmesan Keto chicken parmesan is a quick, easy, and delicious recipe to make for dinner. Thin chicken breasts are crusted in parmesan cheese, pan fried until golden brown, then topped with marinara and melty mozzarella cheese!

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I don’t know why, but I always consider dinners like chicken parmesan better left up to restaurants.  I love it, but only if someone else is making it.  Come to find out, it really is easy to prepare…especially the keto way!

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This Keto Chicken Parmesan is super easy!  It requires just 6 ingredients (if you use store bought marinara) and a little over 30 minutes to make!  Lets go!


To get started with this keto chicken parmesan, I first cut my thick chicken breasts in half, lengthwise.  My chicken breasts were really thick, but only the size of my palm.  I ended up with 6 chicken breast cutlets that were about 3/4 of an inch thick.

Once your chicken is prepped, get your dredging stations set up.  I had one bowl with 2 beaten eggs and 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning.  Then in a shallow bowl, I had 1 cup of shredded parmesan.  The perfect parmesan for this recipe is the pre-shredded kind.  I used Kraft brand.

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Now we need to get our frying pan ready.  I used a large non-stick skillet that I also sprayed with cooking spray (avocado oil works too).  I tried to use a cast iron skillet with oil, but as the parmesan cheese melted, it stuck to the pan and made a mess.

Time to cook the chicken!  Coat each chicken breast with the egg mixture, then dredge them in the parmesan cheese, really making sure to get a good coating.  Finally, lay the chicken in the skillet and cook for 3 minutes on each side.  A gorgeous golden crust will form.

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Place each cooked chicken breast in a baking dish.  Spoon 2 tablespoons of marinara on each piece, followed by 2 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese (shredded works too).  Time to bake until the cheese melts!

The result?  Perfectly cooked chicken breast with flavorful parmesan “breading” and lots of gooey cheese.  A weeknight keto dinner that will make your families eyes light up!

Keto Chicken parmesan

Keto Chicken Parmesan

Keto Chicken Parmesan

Keto chicken parmesan is a quick, easy, and delicious recipe to make for dinner. Thin chicken breasts are crusted in parmesan cheese, pan fried until golden brown, then topped with marinara and melty mozzarella cheese!
5 from 13 votes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: recipe for keto chicken parmesan
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 333kcal


  • 3 Chicken Breast, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Pre-shredded
  • 3/4 Cup Marinara sauce
  • 12 Ounces Fresh Mozzarella, sliced into 12 slices


  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and pre-heat the oven to 375F
  • Combine the eggs and the Italian seasoning in medium sized bowl.  Add the Parmesan cheese to another bowl.  Coat the chicken cutlets in the egg mixtures, then into the parmesan, being sure to coat the chicken well.
  • Spray the skillet with cooking spray and cook the coated chicken on each side for 3 minutes.  Remove to a baking dish.
  • Spoon 2 tablespoons of marinara on top of each cutlet, followed by 2 ounces of fresh mozzarella.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.  Serve


Nutrition per serving: 333 calories/21g fat / 4g carbs / 33g protein
  • You can use shredded mozzarella for the topping.  Use 2 tablespoons per breast.
  • The perfect parmesan for this recipe is the pre-shredded kind.  I used Kraft brand.


Calories: 333kcal
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    • Melinda
    • June 12, 2019


    • Glenda
    • June 4, 2019

    Simply amazing taste! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    • Nikki
    • May 22, 2019

    Loved the recipe. I combined grated and shredded parmesan cheese for the coating. I also added my seasonings to the cheese coating as well. Delicious recipe and super simple. I had all ingredients on hand. Love when that happens. Thank you for sharing a great Keto recipe with the rest of us.

    • Meagan
    • April 12, 2019

    So combine with frying plus baking, the chicken should cook fully if cut appropriately?

      • jenniferbanz
      • April 15, 2019

      Yep! If you are unsure, use a meat thermometer. You want the chicken to have an internal temperature of 165F.

    • Cindy
    • March 31, 2019

    You could also use ground pork rinds as a substitute breading instead of the parmesan cheese….or a combination of both! I found fried pork rinds to be a great replacement for bread crumbs. Love the simplicity of this recipe….not to mention the flavor!

    • mobasir hassan
    • March 23, 2019

    i am learning more about keto diet. And looking for a great keto recipe like the chicken parmesan. i hope your recipe can make a difference. Surely going to try this one . Thank you for sharing in such a nice way.

    • Cathy Gomez
    • March 13, 2019

    I used the shredded parmesan the first time and grated parmesan the second. The grated seemed to stick better. I also put the Italian seasoning in the parm instead of in the egg. I also added a little parm with the mozz. I now have to make this every week as everyone loved it.

      • jenniferbanz
      • March 14, 2019

      So glad you liked it!

    • Heather
    • February 13, 2019

    This was great. I left mine thicker so they took about 30min in the oven. I used a mix of grated shaker cheese and shaved cheese and added 2T of almond flour because I like the texture it adds. And I seasoned the cheese mixture. I needed about twice the amount of cheese, probably because it was like a flour. I also pan fried it in about a half an inch of oil to hike the fat content. Mine also stuck, but I let them be a couple extra seconds and they loosened up. I’m totally making this again!!

    • Dawn
    • February 8, 2019

    I love the simplicity of this recipe. I fried the chicken using coconut oil. Worked well. It will definitely be a part of my Keto dinners.

    • Marysol
    • January 27, 2019

    Do you salt the chicken before putting it in the egg ??

      • jenniferbanz
      • January 27, 2019

      no, the parmesan is salty so I don’t add any additional salt

    • Maria
    • January 16, 2019

    My chicken didn’t cook all of the way even after baking. Suggestions? I used medium heat for 3 minutes each side.

      • jenniferbanz
      • January 17, 2019

      How thin were your chicken breasts? They should be about 1 inch thick after they are cut in half.

      • Joan Throckmorton
      • January 19, 2019

      I just had the Parmesan Chicken and it was delish. The breast were huge so I cut them to make the right size portion. This was soooo yummy! I had roasted veggies with the Italian seasoning on them. Great Supper! Thank you!

    • allie
    • January 16, 2019

    I only have grated Parmesan in the house. Do you think this will still work for the crust?

      • jenniferbanz
      • January 16, 2019

      I don’t think it would work very well

    • Mindi
    • January 1, 2019

    This recipe was easy and delicious, I served it with Dreamfields penne pasta and the remaining marinara. I did add some garlic powder in the egg wash just because we love garlic.

      • jenniferbanz
      • January 2, 2019

      So glad you liked it!

    • Jessica Formicola
    • November 23, 2018

    My family would love this! It has my mouth watering!

    • Kate Hackworthy
    • November 23, 2018

    You’ve made this look so easy. I also leave certain dishes to restaurants, but sometimes they’re actually quite easy to make at home!

    • Claire
    • November 4, 2018

    Such a great dinner for the whole family. The kids loved it because it is cheesy chicken and we adults loved it because it fits in with our diet!
    Thank you 😀

    • Shiho
    • November 4, 2018

    I would love to make this recipe. Is marinara sauce same or can be substitute with tomato pasta sauce? I live in Australia and have not seen marinara sauce. Thank you for sharing the recipe 😀

      • jenniferbanz
      • November 5, 2018

      Yes, pasta sauce would be a perfect substitute

    • Audrey
    • October 16, 2018

    When I made this, the cheese stuck to pan. I tried both avacado oil and cooking spray with my nonstick pan; the cooking spray worked a little bit better, but the cheese and egg wash still stuck. Any suggestions?

      • jenniferbanz
      • October 17, 2018

      I haven’t run into that problem. Maybe wait a little longer before trying to turn them so they can develop a crust.

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