Keto Easy Chicken Parmesan

This should be labeled “The Easiest Chicken Parmesan.” The carbs are lowered by eliminating the breading process. No dredging in flour, egg, and bread crumbs. An added bonus is the straight tomato puree requires no prep or sauce preparation. We came across this chicken parmesan recipe years ago and have never felt the need for changes. Somehow the blend of the basic tomato puree and the melted cheese provides a treat to the palate. Also, there are less carbs than the breaded recipes and we find the taste even better.

We spent our day today shopping for post holiday bargains and needed something quick, tasty, and with very low carb, naturally! Does that sound like a typical day in your life? This Keto Easy Chicken Parmesan recipe is delicious and can be ready quickly. It is definitely one that will satisfy that craving for Italian food and without much effort.

Ingredients

The ingredients are so simple. We stress that with simple ingredients it becomes more imperative to make sure you go for quality. We love the Cento brand for all tomato recipes. Years ago everyone opined that Red Pack brands were the only ones to use for true tomato flavor; Cento is our new favorite. They are vine-ripened plum tomatoes and they never use re-constituted tomatoes.

Top quality cheese is also very important. We blend a quality grated mozzarella with real Parmigiano Reggiano. You cannot top the nutty flavor this parmesan provides. It makes the dish. Oregano and fresh basil round out the ingredients and provide all the flavor this chicken parmesan dish needs to earn that “tasty” label.

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Preparation Tips

The chicken is grilled for only three minutes on each side to sear a nice crust – do not over cook as it will be finished in the oven. The olive oil also provides a lot of flavor. If your chicken breasts are thick you should pound them between two pieces of plastic wrap so they are about one-half inch thick. Making them too thin will result in a tough breast since they will be baking in the oven. We generally use tomato puree, but if you prefer a thinner sauce, straight tomato sauce works great. Be generous with the sauce. It will cook the chicken evenly; when the cheese begins to bubble your meal is ready. If you prefer a browner crust on top turn your oven to broil for the last couple minutes.

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The Easiest Chicken Parmesan You Can Make

With only 5 ingredients and two spices, what could be easier. Yet, the taste is fantastic! No need for high-carb breadcrumbs or egg washes. Not even time consuming tomato sauce steps. Enjoy this Italian-American classic, an Easy Chicken Parmesan, and, of course, it’s Tasty Low Carb! 

Keto Easy Chicken Parmesan

Recipe by Joanie and Chris
5.0 from 20 votes
Course: Meat, Mediterranean DietCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

533.4

kcal
Net Carbs

1.4

g
Total time

30

minutes

Low Carb Easy Chicken Parmesan is one of the easiest recipes we have ever made and still a low carb tasty favorite! A delicious 30 minute meal!

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Ingredients

  • 2 2 chicken breasts boneless skinless

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin

  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 cups 473 g tomato sauce or puree

  • 1/2 cup 56 g mozzarella shredded

  • 1/3 cup 78 g parmesan grated

  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Lay the chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound to half inch size.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. While the oil is heating, season the chicken with salt and pepper, and oregano.
  • Sauté the chicken over medium-high heat until golden, about three minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a shallow baking dish. They will finish cooking in the oven.
  • Pour tomato puree over the chicken and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and then parmesan to top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is melted and lightly golden.

Equipment

Chef’s Notes

  • If you wish to use breaded cutlets we suggest using an egg wash (no flour) and chicharrone crumbs.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 533.4kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 1.8g
  • Protein: 60.2g
  • Fat: 30.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.6g
  • Cholesterol: 178.1mg
  • Sodium: 705.3mg
  • Potassium: 885.6mg
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Vitamin A: 850IU
  • Vitamin C: 8.3mg
  • Calcium: 366.1mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil by José Andrés Foods
  • Elegant, extra virgin Picual olive oil
  • Vigorous olive oil with a peppery finish

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4 Comments

  1. Quick , delicious, and healthful. Thank you!

    • Joanie and Chris

      Always been a “go to” for us. Years ago we started making this one in a rush one evening and it is now a staple for us. Even makes a nice main dish for guests. Glad you approve. Thanks . . . Joanie.

  2. Linda Webb

    Was awesome! Tyvm! Having always now instead of other chicken recipes.

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