Low carb chicken parmesan
- 1½ lbs 650 g chicken breastchicken breasts
- 2 2 eggeggs
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 pinch 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup (2¾ oz.) 240 ml (80 g) shredded Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup (1⁄8 oz.) 60 ml (4 g) fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb (2 cups) 450 g (450 ml) crushed tomatoes
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp dried oregano
- salt and ground black pepper
- ½ lb 220 g mozzarella, mini cheese balls
- 3 oz. (2¾ cups) 85 g (650 ml) baby spinach
- Preheat the oven to 430°F (225°C).
- Place the chicken breast fillets on a cutting board covered with aluminium foil or parchment paper. Slice each fillet horizontally and lengthwise into two flat, thinner pieces. Cover with foil or parchment paper and pound with a meat mallet to make them even thinner. Season with salt and pepper.
- In a shallow bowl or plate, whisk together eggs, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper and salt. In another shallow bowl, combine parmesan cheese and parsley. Dip the chicken in the parmesan, then the egg mixture, then the parmesan again.
- Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan and fry until the fillets turn a nice golden brown, approximately 2 minutes on each side. Set aside.
- Fry the garlic in the same pan and add the crushed tomatoes. Sprinkle with oregano, salt and pepper. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Pour the sauce into a baking dish. Add the chicken and top with small pieces of fresh mozzarella. Bake for 10-15 minutes in the oven or until the cheese has melted completely.
- 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.