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keto friendly chicken parm

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Brandy Bender
Darrington, WA

My family and I decided to try out the Keto diet. We saw that we could have as much pork rinds as we wanted so I came up with this recipe.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Converting a traditional recipe to a Keto-friendly recipe takes a few adjustments and this recipe is a great example of how to do it. Crushed pork rinds are an alternative to bread crumbs for coating chicken. Brandy opted to bake the chicken breasts until they were crisp and golden brown, instead of frying, so this is a very easy chicken parmigiana recipe. There is not a lot of seasoning on the chicken but the cheese and sauce add flavor. Keeping carbs in mind, we opted for a lower sugar spaghetti sauce and served everything over zoodles. Another Keto-friendly option is sliced and steamed zucchini or cauliflower rice.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For keto friendly chicken parm

  • 6
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 bag
    pork rinds, original
  • 1 c
    Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar
    spaghetti sauce, 24 oz
  • 2
  • 1 c
    mozzarella cheese

How To Make keto friendly chicken parm

Test Kitchen Tips
Tomato sauce can be high in carbs so use just a little bit on the chicken and make sure to check labels. It also helps to keep the "breading" from getting too soggy.
  • Crushed pork rinds and Parmesan cheese in a bowl.
    Crush pork rinds into crumbs. Add Parmesan and pour into a wide bowl.
  • Eggs whisked in a bowl.
    Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk until blended.
  • Dipping chicken breasts in the egg.
    Dip chicken breasts into eggs.
  • Coating the chicken in crushed pork rinds.
    Then into the crumb mixture.
  • Coated chicken breasts on a sheet pan.
    Lay onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and continue until all chicken breasts are coated in the "breading".
  • Baked chicken on a sheet pan.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until chicken is no longer pink inside.
  • A little bit of sauce and mozzarella cheese on the chicken breasts.
    Spoon a little sauce onto the top of chicken breasts. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top of sauce.
  • Melting the cheese in the oven.
    Put back into oven to melt the cheese about 5 minutes.