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Healthy Chicken Parmesan

It's the new year and we all know that means a period of self-reflection and perhaps, resolutions and goals.  

This low-carb, keto-friendly skinny chicken parmesan recipe will help you with any healthy eating goals you may have.

Chicken Parmesan: Healthy, Low Carb and Keto-Friendly

Healthy chicken Parmesan on a plate with roasted green beans.

This low-carb version of Chicken Parmesan replaces the usual breading with Parmesan cheese.  The result is a Chicken Parmesan dinner that won't disappoint.

Reasons to Love This Chicken Parmesan Recipe

With approximately five net carbs per serving this dinner will support your health goals in the new year without sacrificing flavor.

Replacing the traditional breading with a Parmesan cheese coating preserves all the flavor you love in Chicken Parmesan. You can check out my traditional Chicken Parmesan recipe if you would prefer that.

The chicken is moist and flavorful. Your family may not even notice you changed the recipe. 

This recipe can easily be made for four to six people.  That makes it a great, budget-friendly option for families when comparing this easy dinner versus dine out.

This Chicken Parmesan recipe is quick and easy to make.  You'll find it easy to prepare for a weeknight dinner.

Watch the Healthy Chicken Parmesan Video

Chicken is a budget-friendly protein option for families. 

The video below will show you how to debone a bone-in chicken breast. You'll save money when you debone the chicken breast yourself.

Tips for Recipe Success

Weigh your chicken breasts.  You want your chicken cutlets to be between five and seven ounces each. A digital kitchen scale makes it easy to weigh each piece of chicken. You will get even cooking when your pieces of chicken are consistent in size.

Pound each cutlet so it is even in thickness throughout.  You want each chicken piece to be about 1/4 inch thick. Place your chicken pieces between two pieces of plastic wrap for easy cleanup.

Season your egg mixture.  That seasoning will add flavor to chicken breast and to your cooked dish.

Press the grated Parmesan cheese onto both sides of the chicken cutlet.  You want the chicken to be completely covered with cheese.

Brown the chicken pieces slowly over medium to medium-low heat.  Brown them gently so the cheese coating doesn't burn or fall off the chicken breast.

What to Serve with Healthy Chicken Parmesan

I love serving green vegetables with chicken Parmesan.  An easy Caesar salad will keep your dinner low-carb and keto-friendly. 

These additional suggestions will keep your meal healthy.

Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

The Healthy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Chicken Parmesan, Low Carb recipe, Keto Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Donna Urso
Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 50 Min
A healthy version of Chicken Parmesan that replaces bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese. Approximately 5 net carbs per serving.



  1. Pound your chicken cutlets to even them out.
  2. Mix the egg with the Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon of water, and a little salt and pepper. Place the chicken cutlets in the egg mixture for a few minutes.
  3. Place the grated cheese on a plate. Press a layer of the cheese onto both sides of each cutlet.
  4. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Place the cutlets in the pan and brown each side. Watch the temperature of the pan to ensure the cutlets cook gently.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spread about 1/4 cup of marinara sauce on the bottom of a baking dish.
  6. Place the cutlets in the prepared baking dish. Top each with more marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted, the sauce is bubbly, and the internal temperature of the chicken is between 165 and 175 degrees F.

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