This low carb chicken parmesan dinner is so easy and delicious you will want to make it every week. Only a few ingredients and you can make this gluten free chicken dinner that has 4.3g net carbs per serving.
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I’ve been wanting to make low carb chicken parmesan for a long time. It’s a dish my hubby loves … well all of us love it so I finally gave it try. It was really, really good and I will be making it more regularly because it’s easy too. The breading is gluten free and along with a lower carb sauce you can keep the carbs down. Each serving is only 4.3g net carbs so let’s get cooking.
About the low carb breading and oil
The low carb breading is simply almond flour and Parmesan cheese. If you want to spice it up even more you can some garlic or onion powder or even paprika. But honestly it doesn’t need it. I use this breading alot. It’s great for pork chops, zucchini, etc.
I wanted to mention that I browned these cutlets in red palm oil. I talk about it in this roasted vegetable post. It’s great because it has a high burning point and gives a butter taste and rich color for these cutlets. You don’t have to use it but I really like it. You can find these products on my Amazon page.
Low Carb Chicken Parmesan REcipe
First mix the almond flour and Parmesan cheese in a large shallow bowl and place the beaten egg in another bowl.
I bought most of these ingredients at Aldi. I took the basic chicken breast package and sliced the breasts in half like you would a bagel. Then I pounded them a bit thinner with a meat mallet and sprinkled some salt and pepper on the raw chicken. To bread them, just dip into the egg and then dredge in the breading mixture.
I then browned the cutlets in a large saute pan with the red palm oil. You can use regular oil if you wish. I like the color and taste of the red palm. Then I placed the cutlets in a baking dish, added a bit of sauce on top and then provolone cheese and baked for 15 minutes. If you want the cheese brown and bubbly, stick it under the broiler for a few minutes.
A note about the sauce
Pasta sauce can have a lot of added sugar and therefor have more carbs. I like Aldi’s Specialty Selects Marinara as it has 5g net carbs per half cup and it’s easy for me to get. If you have a lower carb one you like use that. Here is some of the low carb condiments I’ve found on Amazon.
I hope you love this dish as we did! The nutritional information for 1 serving is:
488 cals / 29g fat / 6.0g carbs / 1.7g fiber / 51.4g protein = 4.3g net carbs
You might also like my friend Alika’s low carb chicken parmesan recipe!
Low Carb Chicken Parmesan Dinner
- 1 lb chicken breast
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 egg, beaten
- salt & pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2/3 cup sauce
- 3 Provolone slices
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a shallow bowl, beat the egg and set aside. In another bowl mix the almond flour with Parmesan cheese and set aside.
Take the chicken breasts and cut as you would a bagel to make two thinner pieces. Then add to a baggie and pound thinner with a meat mallet or heavy pan. Place the thin pieces of chicken on a plate and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Take a piece of chicken and dip it in the beaten egg and then the almond flour mixture. Full coat both sides and continue with all of the chicken.
Heat up some oil in a frying pan and brown on both sides. Then take the chicken and place in a baking dish.
Spoon some sauce over top and then place the cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is nice an browned. You can also place it under the broiler for a few minutes after it's done coooking to brown it.