Low Carb Parmesan Chicken

Low carb parmesan chicken with a simple gluten free crusty coating baked in the oven and then coated with cheese and a dollop of marinara sauce.

low carb parmesan chicken with miracle noodles

Low Carb Parmesan Chicken

Eggplant and chicken parmesan are probably my favorite meals to order when we go to an Italian restaurant.

Since I’ve changed to a low carb diet I decided to play with The Best Parmesan Chicken recipe and make this the ultimate low carb chicken parmesan at home!

With a few tricks and tweaks, you won’t miss the traditional way to coating chicken filets with breading.

In addition, once you taste how delicious this dish is you’ll be putting this low carb parmesan chicken recipe on your meal rotation regularly.

Easy Bread Crumb Swap For Low Carb Chicken Parmesan

As noted, one low carb swap I’ve found that is common is to use as a bread-like coating is pork rinds

Blend them up in a food processor or blender and you have instant crumbs!

Pork rinds hold up just like bread crumbs, but there is a bonus, they have zero carbs!

Low Carb Parmesan Chicken ingredients

How To Make Low Carb Chicken Parmesan

The key to this recipe is to make sure you have plenty of counter space to allow for several dishes to dredge the chicken in.

In two separate shallow bowls whisk the eggs and in the other combine parmesan, pork rind crumbs and spices.

Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Dredge each cutlet in egg mixture (let the egg drip off).

Next, coat all sides in the pork rind mixture.

Press lightly if needed to so crumbs stick to the chicken. Place chicken on a lightly sprayed baking sheet.

For extra crispy chicken lightly spray a cooling rack that can fit on top of your baking sheet to the heat can cook under the chicken pieces.

Low carb parmesan chicken served with gluten-free noodles

Can Prepared Sauce Be Used Instead of Homemade?

Absolutely! Although, you may be surprised how simple it is to make my sauce.

I recommend picking a sauce that is sugar free to keep the meal low carb.

Can Sliced Cheese Be Used Instead of Shredded?

Yes, go ahead and lay a slice of deli cheese over the chicken instead of the shredded cheese.

Make sure the cheese isn’t too thick if you slice it yourself.

Low Carb Parmesan Chicken with cheese

What Goes With Chicken Parmesan

I cooked up traditional pasta for Alan, but for my dish I tried a gluten-free, low calorie fettuccine noodle made out of water-soluble fiber made from the Konjac plant.

I found Miracle Noodle (not an affiliate) at my grocery store, and another delicious brand of carb-free noodle from Costco called Healthy Noodle.

Both brands are made from the same Konjac plant.

Both brands are made from the gelatinous Konjac yam, and you can just warm them up and eat them right out of the package.  No big pots of boiling water to get ready.

Try this lower carb classic recipe!  You’ll love how tender the chicken cooks up.  Save your carbs for another dish!

Low carb parmesan chicken on a white plate

More Chicken Recipes

You also might love to try some of these other chicken recipes;

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Low Carb Parmesan Chicken with Miracle Noodles

Delicious grain free crusted parmesan chicken topped with a sugar free pasta sauce. Enjoy this Italian favorite meal Keto style!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian – Low Carb
Keyword: chicken, dinner, Italian, keto, low carb, poultry
Prep Time: 29 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 54 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • SAUCE:
  • 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 6 – 8 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed, halved horizontally and pounded 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Italian Three Cheese Mixture shredded
  • 2 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cup crumbs pork rinds blended
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper



  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt, oregano, and pepper flakes. Cook stirring until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes and increase heat to high. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.


  • Sprinkle each cutlet with 1/8 teaspoon of salt and let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Mix cheeses together and set aside.
  • Whisk eggs together in a shallow dish until smooth. In a separate shallow bowl combine parmesan , pork rind crumbs, garlic powder, oregano, and pepper. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Dredge each cutlet in egg mixture, then coat all sides in parmesan/pork rind mixture. Press lightly if needed to so crumbs stick to the chicken. Set on a lightly sprayed baking sheet or lightly spray a cooling rack that can fit on top of your baking sheet.
  • Place cutlets on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese mixture evenly over each chicken piece. Broil until cheese is melted and beginning to brown, approximately 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to serving platter and top each with a couple of tablespoons of sauce. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 994mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.


Delicious chicken parmesan without any breading! This has all the flavors your love in this Italian dish without the carbs! #chicken #dinneridea
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  1. Love this recipe! Looks mouth watering delicious. Pork rinds are a great way to get that crunchy breading. I have not heard of these miracle noodles so must check them out. We used to get your e-mails with new posts but are no longer receiving them. Will try to sign up below and see if that works. Just pinned!

    1. Hi Bobbie! Thanks for coming by. I’m working on a consistent schedule for my newsletter, but have no idea why the regular notifications are going out. I’ll check it out.