Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts (Low-Carb – Keto)

Light and Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside this parmesan crusted chicken is a must try! It’s made in under 10 minutes and is low-carb and keto at only 1 carb per serving!! 
Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts (Low-Carb - Keto)Winner winner chicken dinner! This crispy parmesan chicken is a favorite in our home because of how crispy and flavorful it is. The kids love it on pasta and I enjoy it on a salad. It tastes like something you would order from a fine Italian restaurant without the expenses price tag.

The secret to the delicious “Italian” flavor, crispy crust and gorgeous color is (obviously) parmesan cheese. The cheese adheres to the chicken and when melted in the pan, gives the chicken a beautiful golden and crispy crust that is to die for. Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts (Low-Carb - Keto)

What you will need for Keto Parmesan Crusted Chicken

To get started you will need just a few basic ingredients and a little patience. Here’s what you’ll need

Parmesan cheese: please skip the pre-grated dr parmesan (aka the sandy stuff) since that type of parmesan will not work as well with this recipe. It will yield a thin crust (similar to Italian breadcrumbs). For this gorgeous golden crust, you will want to get your hands on some freshly grated parmesan or the store-bought kind that is grated into little strips (see photo above).

Almond flour: Almond flour helps coat the chicken and cover any missed spots the parmesan didn’t cover. This is a low carb alternative and great if you are on the keto diet. If you’d like a super crispy crust, opt-in for panko breadcrumbs (note, they are not low-carb).

Chicken breasts: This recipe will not work with another cut of chicken as chicken breasts are flat and cook quickly. The chicken breasts are sliced in half horizontally to make them thinner and cook quickly. Slicing them in half also helps the parmesan and almond flour stick to the chicken. If the chicken breast is super thick, I’d go ahead and slice it into 3 slices if you can.

Seasoning: This is where you can get really creative and make this recipe your own. Since this recipe has lots of parmesan cheese, I like to stick with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt & pepper. A dash of red chili flakes is great too. Adding a teaspoon Cajun, taco, or your favorite seasoning will also work!

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts (Low-Carb - Keto)The next step is cooking the chicken. You can cook it in olive oil, butter or a mixture of both. Alternatively, you can opt-in for your favorite type of oil for cooking.

Since the chicken breasts are coated with parmesan, you will need a non-stick skillet. Please don’t skip this step because you will risk the chicken sticking to the pan. Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts (Low-Carb - Keto)

4.58 from 14 votes

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Light and Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside this parmesan crusted chicken is a must try! It's made with only 5 ingredients in under 10 minutes and is low-carb and keto!! 

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword almond flour, breasts, chicken, crispy, keto, low-carb, parmesan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 364 kcal


  • 1 pound chicken breasts 2-3 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or seasoning of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup grated or zested parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup almond flour or panko breadcrumbs*
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or butter or oil of choice


  1. Lay the chicken breasts out on a cutting board and cut in half horizontally. Generously season with Italian seasoning (or seasoning of choice), garlic powder, salt, and pepper; Set aside.
  2. Combine the parmesan cheese and almond flour in a medium shallow bowl. In another bowl, whisk the eggs.
  3. Dip the chicken breasts into the egg mixture then into the parmesan mixture. shake off the excess breading. Repeat until all the chicken cutlets are covered.
  4. Heat oil or butter in a large NON-STICK heavy duty pan. Add chicken cutlets in a single layer and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy. Be sure not to flip until the parmesan is golden on the first side or it will slide off. Repeat with remaining chicken cutlets.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast)
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 176mg59%
Sodium 545mg23%
Potassium 481mg14%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 303mg30%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How to serve/ side options

There are so so many ways you can serve this chicken and it all depends on your preference and the type of diet your on.

If you’re not on a low-carb diet: This chicken goes great in a melt, in a wrap, on mashed potatoes or rice.

For keto/low-carb diets: Serve on a salad, with a side of cauliflower mash, steamed veggies, or with dipping sauces.

Keto sides options:

Creamy Broccoli

Garlic Parmesan Zoodles

Chunky Guacamole

Cauliflower rice

Avocado Tomato Salsa 

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

20 Minute Roasted Veggies

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    Kelly throckmorton

    My kids love this parm chicken!! Quick and easy and always delicious!! I could make it every week and they would ask for more!

    Eva D

    We lOved thIs!! I’ve nOt Had success feying keto PARMESAN chicken so i baked this—perfect! THank you fOr a great chicken recipe!!


    Do you think this would taste good with coconut flour instead of almond flour? My husband bought a huge bag we’re trying to use up.

    Norma S

    Delish! I had bOUGht some chicken cutlets and was looking for a way to make keto parm cutlets…. served it with fermented broccoli, sauteed rice cauliflower and Rao’s marinara for a keto meal. Thanks for the recipe☺️


    Love all the rEcipes Here! Excites fir dinner tonight 😬

    terry stenson

    Made this tonight and omg! was this ever delish. I make this other dish very

    similar, with panko and parm cheese. Of course that’s not keto, so this is better. I

    still get to have my chicken and eat it to lol!! Thanks for the recipe!!


      Thanks for the 5-star review, Terry! So happy you enjoyed my version of crispy keto chicken!!


    Hi there is the serving size ( calories ) For the crispY parm chicken breast 1whole chicken breast oR 1/2 of the chickeN breast?


    Darline SMITH

    Followed the recipe except I did Top the chicken with salsa and mozzarella And BRoilled.. AWESOME!! Definitely a keeper.


    this was amazing! Didn’t even use tHe almond flour. Served it wiTh bruschetta topping. So delish!!

    David Sr.

    i follow this recipe my family loved the dish it was a great hit
    thank you


    This is a wonderful dish that even the pickiest of eaters will gobble down. you could make it as tenders or nuggets as well. a new staple in our house


    I’m going to use this recipe for chicken parm. Sauce and topped with mozzerella.

    Thank you.

    Becki's Whole Life

    Looks awesoSOME!! I am always looking for a good crispy chicken recipe so will have to give this a try – Lots of parm certainly won’t hurt:-).


    There is no unit of measurement FOR THE ALMOND FLOUR. IS IT 1/2 CUP?