Low-carb chicken parmesan

Low-carb chicken parmesan

Ready for a tasty Italian-American dish? Chicken parmesan is a classic, so moist and so full of gusto. We skipped the breading without sacrificing the exciting flavors.

Low-carb chicken parmesan

Ready for a tasty Italian-American dish? Chicken parmesan is a classic, so moist and so full of gusto. We skipped the breading without sacrificing the exciting flavors.
4 servingservings


Chicken parmesan
  • 1½ lbs 650 g chicken breast (without skin)chicken breasts (without skin)
  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • 4 oz. 110 g (175 ml) parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup 60 ml fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb 450 g (450 ml) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • ½ lb 225 g mozzarella, mini cheese balls
  • 3 oz. 75 g (600 ml) baby spinach


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 430°F (225°C).
  2. Put the chicken breast fillets on a cutting board covered with aluminium foil or parchment paper. Slice the fillets lengthwise in two thinner pieces. Cover with foil or parchment paper and pound with a meat mallet to make them even thinner. Salt and pepper.
  3. In a deep bowl or plate, whisk together eggs, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper and salt. In another deep bowl, combine parmesan cheese and parsley. Dip the chicken in the parmesan, then the egg mixture, then the parmesan again.
  4. Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan and fry until the fillets get a nice color, approximately 2 minutes on each side. Set aside.
  5. Fry the garlic in the same pan and add the crushed tomatoes. Sprinkle with oregano, salt and pepper. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Pour the sauce into a baking dish. Add the chicken on top and top with small pieces of fresh mozzarella. Bake for 10-15 minutes in the oven or until the cheese has melted completely.
  7. Serve with baby spinach.


Make sure you allow the excess egg mixture to run off each chicken fillet for 5 seconds, before coating it in the parmesan cheese. This will ensure there is adequate egg mixture for all the chicken fillets and will result in less sticking to the pan when frying.

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  1. MrsG
    Just what I'm looking for to cook tonight - thanks
  2. trev
    was this nice??
  3. Justin
    Made this tonight...the flavour was unreal!!!
  4. Raven
    This was actually really good. I may have used too much egg in the first few pieces of chicken, so I had to add another before the end. I was slightly worried about how eggy they looked, but it turned out really good.
    Reply: #20
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  6. Heather
    Made this tonight and the family loved it! Made some with bread crumbs for the kids. After the parmesan, egg, parmesan I dipped them in bread crumbs and the flavor was awesome. Used mozzarella pearls so I put 4 on each piece and it was perfect. Will DEFINITELY be making it again :)
  7. Lynn
    This is a very good recipe! The only thing I did differently was add Zeroodles Fettuccine (0 carb noodles) to the dish and bake in oven. This is definitely a keeper!
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  9. Julie B
    This was fantastic! I dipped in the egg then the cheese. Then after browning, I put the chicken in the baking dish and put the tomato on top. So tender and delicious.
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  11. Kirsty
    If people are finding that the coating sticks to the pan you have two options; either invest in a (probably expensive) high quality non-stick pan, or get some really good non-stick paper like the one Baco make that is textured, and put that in the pan first.
  12. Rando
    Great recipe! Have made many times and it is always delicious. I use an extra egg in the breading process. I also just use shredded mozzarella evenly distributed over everything, and broil on high for 2 minutes after it's done cooking for crispy cheese. If you're breading isnt sticking you might need more egg.
  13. Katie Quinlan
    Very tasty. Definitely will make again. Everyone loved it.
  14. Paula Neill
    Making this tonight. Something all my family will love.
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  16. Aaron
    was delicious, much longer than 40 min time, but still worth it.
  17. Aaron
    I’ve added extra egg each time I’ve made it
  18. Karin
    It was delicious and my family loved it!
  19. Rachel
    Came out delicious! I forgot the baby spinach last time, so tonight we're adding it! We used a cast iron skillet with PAM and the "breading" doesn't stick
  20. Kate Nordin
    Hello there!

    Thanks so much for your feedback. We’ve listened, re-tested this recipe, and improved it. We hope once you try it again yourself, you’ll notice the difference — and love it as much as we do.

    Happy cooking!

    Many thanks! The recipe team

    P.S. To keep the comments section up-to-date, we’ve gone ahead and removed any comments regarding the now-resolved issues. Thanks!

  21. DeeJ
    Can I just do this in my cast iron and also can I use any mozzarella cheese w/this?
    Reply: #25
  22. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Can I just do this in my cast iron and also can I use any mozzarella cheese w/this?

    Your cast iron skillet should work well. You may use your preferred mozzarella.

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