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Low-Carb Chicken Parmesan Skillet

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My partner's favorite dish is Chicken Parmigiana, or a “parma” as they are called in Australia. They’re a pub food staple here, served pilled with sauce and cheese, with a generous side of chips and some token greenery on the plate.

I wanted to make this dish keto-friendly and a little lighter. The result was not only really quick and easy to make (provided you have some marinara sauce on hand — I make a big batch and freeze it so that I have some available most of the time) but got the double thumbs up from my partner — winner winner chicken dinner!

In terms of serving, you could serve this low-carb meal with some keto chips made with turnips, cauliflower stalks, broccoli stalks or these Rutabaga Fries to go down the authentic route, however it's also nice served on a bed of cauliflower rice, with zucchini noodles or alongside some steamed greens or roasted veggies such as this Greek Briam.

Hands-on Overall

Allergy information for Low-Carb Chicken Parmesan Skillet

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs6.5 grams
Protein42 grams
Fat35.6 grams
Calories524 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 33%, fat 62%
Total carbs8.2 gramsFiber1.8 gramsSugars4.3 gramsSaturated fat7.7 gramsSodium565 mg(25% RDA)Magnesium60 mg(15% RDA)Potassium701 mg(35% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 2 medium skinless and boneless chicken breasts (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or ghee (15 ml)
  • 1 cup sugar-free marinara sauce (240 ml/ 8 fl oz) - you can make your own Marinara
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 4 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (20 g/ 0.7 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp Italian dried herbs or 1 tbsp fresh herbs


  1. Preheat top element of oven to 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional), or 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted).
  2. Heat olive oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium high heat. Cook the chicken breasts 5 minutes on each side, until golden.
    Low-Carb Chicken Parmesan Skillet
  3. Pour the marinara sauce over and around the chicken. Sprinkle the cheese over the chicken breasts, and then sprinkle with the herbs.
  4. Place in the oven and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden and the chicken breasts are cooked through.
    Low-Carb Chicken Parmesan Skillet
  5. Serve immediately, optionally with fresh herbs on top. Eat with steamed or roasted low-carb veggies. Low-Carb Chicken Parmesan Skillet To store, let it cool down and keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
    Low-Carb Chicken Parmesan Skillet

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken, breast (without skin, raw)
0 g33.8 g3.9 g180 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Marinara sauce
5.3 g1.3 g19.6 g203 kcal
Mozzarella cheese (low moisture, for pizza)
0.8 g3.4 g2.8 g42 kcal
Parmesan cheese
0.3 g3.6 g2.6 g39 kcal
Italian seasoning (mixed herbs)
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving
6.5 g42 g35.6 g524 kcal

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Comments (2)

I made this exactly to the recipe and it was easy, quick and delicious. I always keep your  Marinara sauce in the freezer, so it was even easier. I expect this will be a frequent addition to our evening meals. Thank you.

Thank you Diane, I'm glad you liked it!