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Usually Chicken Parmesan is coated in wheat crumbs and covered in sauce that is loaded with sugar!! Not anymore! Now you have a tasty option that is not only low carb but will become a family favorite they will request over and over!
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Low Carb Chicken Parmesan
- 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts sliced lengthwise
- 2 large eggs; whisked
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 cup crushed pork rinds
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; grated
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 cup oil for frying
- 1 large can crushed tomatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 2 tsp garlic; minced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
Topping for baking
- 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1 tbsp basil
- 1 tbsp parsley
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Slice chicken breasts lengthwise. In a small bowl whisk eggs, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper.
- Add to a shallow bowl. Allow chicken cutlets to sit in the egg mixture, rotating to coat. Allow to sit 15 minutes covered.
- In a shallow bowl mix together the pork rinds, almond flour, parmesan, garlic powder and onion powder.
- Dip chicken in crumb mixture one at a time after letting the egg wash drip away a bit before covering in the breading.
- Flip and press lightly to coat the other side. Place the chicken cutlets on a baking sheet. Let them sit for 5 minutes while you heat up the frying oil in an oven proof skillet. The oil will be at the correct temperature when the end of a wooden spoon forms bubbles when placed in the oil.
- Fry each cutlet for 5 minutes on each side with the oil at a medium temperature. Remove from the skillet once they are all fried. Remove oil from the pan and wipe clean.
- Dump all sauce ingredients in the skillet and simmer for 10 minutes to meld the flavors.
Assembling the dish
- Now with the marinara sauce in the oven proof skillet, put the chicken cutlets in the sauce.
- Spoon the sauce over the cutlets so they are covered. Mix all of the topping ingredients together in a small bowl then sprinkle over each cutlet in the skillet.
- Place the skillet in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until bubbly and cheese is melted.
can the cutlets be made ahead in bulk and frozen
Yes, I would freeze them in a single layer then wrap in wax paper/or parchment and put in a zip bag. To cook, thaw overnight to ensure even cooking! Thank you for your comment!
Can I put it in my crock pot?
You could, but I would not do the brwading step if you do. Cook in the crockpot for 5 hrs on low with sauce. At the end sprinkle with crumbs and top with cheese. Let cook with lid an additional 30 min to melt cheese.
Are you slicing each chicken breast into 2 pieces or butterflying the breasts?
Slicing each one into 2 pieces so they will be thin cutlets😊
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