This Easy Low Carb Chicken Parmesan will be requested by your family on a weekly basis!
If you happen to be Italian like me, you know what an authentic chicken parmesan tastes like. I grew up eating it on a weekly basis, of course with pasta, and homemade marinara sauce. It was and still is a meal with great family memories around the dinner table. But now that I’m gluten free, low carb and keto, traditional chicken parmesan is out of the question. I’m also a busy mom with activities every night of the week with my kids. some nights I just need simple and this Easy Quick Chicken Parmesan takes the fuss out the equation.
Breading of the chicken and frying it in oil makes traditional chicken parmesan a multitask kind of meal. In this recipe you simply skip that breading step and you honestly won’t even miss it! It’s more of a naked chicken breast topped with prosciutto, marinara and cheese of course. If you don’t have homemade marinara on hand, I’ve listed a brand below that is low carb and a great option to have stocked in your keto pantry.
I can’t think of another way I like chicken breasts. I mean let’s be honest, they aren’t the best part of the chicken. We are more of a dark meat family and breasts are the least attractive to all of us. Making chicken parmesan from breasts is the best way to use them up in my opinion.
Hope you enjoy this easy low carb chicken parmesan and you’re family will ask for it again and again!
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Easy Low Carb Chicken Parmesan
- 1 pound chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 ounces low carb marinara sauce
- 2 green onion green and light green parts
- .5 ounce prosciutto (2 slices) chopped
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella or cheese of choice
Place your chicken breasts in-between two sheets of baking paper or cling wrap and pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin until they are about ½ inch thick all over.
Lightly oil the breasts and then grill them until they are browned all over and almost cooked. Place on a lined baking tray.
Spoon the marinara on top and spread out.
Sprinkle chopped prosciutto and thinly sliced spring onions over the top and finish with a good coating of cheese.
Pop under the broiler until the cheese is brown and bubbly. Serve with a big salad.
Store, covered, in the fridge for up to two days.
Easy Low Carb Chicken Parmesan
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast)
Calories 542 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 194mg 65%
Sodium 747mg 31%
Potassium 914mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 61g 122%
Vitamin A 11.3%
Vitamin C 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Naomi is the force behind Naomi Sherman | Food Creative. She is passionate about recipe development, food photography and styling. An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born. She fiercely believes that what you put in your body is one of the most important factors for your physical, and mental, wellbeing.