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Low Carb Chicken Parmesan in a Skillet

This Low Carb Chicken Parmesan is fast & easy to prepare. Because the magic happens in one pan, clean-up is a breeze. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Low Carb Chicken Parmesan
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 350kcal
Author lowcarbmaven.com


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless-skinless chicken breasts about 3-4 large breast halves
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Seasoned Crumb / Breading Mixture

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
  • 1 cup crushed pork rinds (1 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large beaten eggs

Finishing Ingredients

  • 2 cups low carb Marinara Sauce (I use Rao's)
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (1 oz)



  • Let the chicken rest on the counter for 20-30 minutes before beginning. This takes the chill off and helps it cook more evenly. Then, dry the chicken with paper towels and pound to an even thickness. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and place the rack in the middle position. Place the cast iron skillet over medium heat and let it begin heating.
  • Mix the dry ingredients for the crumb mixture on a dinner plate. Beat the eggs in a bowl large and shallow enough to accommodate a piece of chicken.
  • When the skillet is hot, add the oil, swirling to coat and begin...

Breading Procedure:

  • Starting with the largest to smallest chicken breast, pick up a piece of chicken with a fork and place into the egg mixture, coating both sides. Let the excess drip off, then place it on top of the crumb mixture, evenly coating all sides. Using the fork, gently place the coated cutlet it into the skillet. Repeat the process for all of the chicken.


  • Set the timer for 3 minutes and let the chicken cook undisturbed. Then, starting with the largest chicken breast, flip all of the chicken over. Turn off the heat and top the Chicken Parmesan with any remaining crumb mixture. Then spoon the sauce over each chicken breast.


  • Place the skillet in the oven, uncovered for 15-20 minutes. Remove and top the skillet chicken parmesan with the cheeses and place an oiled piece of aluminum foil over the top. Return to the oven for 5 more minutes until the cheese has melted.
  • Let rest for several minutes before serving.


Cooking time will vary based on the initial temperature of your chicken and how thick it is. Please use your best judgement. This is how I cooked my chicken and it was perfect for me. I am using a 20 year old, full-size gas oven.
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Chicken Parmesan in a Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 870mg38%
Potassium 588mg17%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1250IU25%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 320mg32%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 870mg | Potassium: 588mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 1.8mg