Crispy Baked Parmesan Chicken Breasts

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Baking can yield the same crispy texture as frying, without the fat!

Who doesn’t love a good crispy Parmesan chicken filet? With a crunchy coating, and a savory, cheesy crust, it makes for a comforting meal that satisfies. Unfortunately, most versions are coated in starchy breadcrumbs and then deep fried in oil to get that classic crispy texture. Often topped with more cheese, it’s a calorie bomb and a dieter’s nightmare.

This version is different. Still as satisfying as ever, it’s coated with crunchy almonds and then baked instead of fried. It’s a delicious, gluten-free, lower carb option that will leave you satisfied without the guilt. Serve it with some sautéed greens for a a healthy meal, or top with sugar free marinara and low fat mozzarella for a more traditional Italian meal.

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Crispy Baked Parmesan Chicken Breasts

Juicy and crunchy, this parmesan chicken brings only the best to the dinner table.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 chicken breast
Course Dinner
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1/2 cup almonds finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 16 ounces boneless and skinless chicken breasts pounded to an even thickness
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup parsley fresh, chopped - for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine the almonds, cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dip each chicken breast in the beaten egg and coat in the almond mixture. Lay on the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, until chicken is golden and cooked through.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 350mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Kid-Friendly

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