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Chicken parmesan with roasted broccoli on a white plate with a cloth napkin.
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4.8 from 10 votes

Healthy Chicken Parmesan

This healthy chicken parmesan is breaded with almond flour and baked instead of fried. It's moist, full of flavor. and perfect for satisfying a craving for Italian comfort food. Gluten-free + grain-fee. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: healthy chicken parmesan
Servings: 4
Calories: 306kcal


  • 1 lb organic boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup marinara homemade or jarred
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Place almond meal, paprika, cayenne, garlic, sea salt and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Crack egg into another shallow bowl and whisk.
  • Dredge each chicken breast in the egg bowl, wipe off any excess and then dip into the almond meal mixture. Roll until each chicken breast is covered completely. Place the coated chicken on a baking pan lined with parchment paper or on a wire rack that fits on a baking sheet. The wire rack will make for a crispier texture. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping the chicken once at the 15-minute mark. When done, the chicken will be golden brown and completely cooked through.
  • Once cooked through, top each chicken breast with 2-3 Tablespoons of marinara and 2 teaspoons of parmesan cheese. Return chicken to oven and bake 5-10 minutes, until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with roasted broccoli or another green veggie.


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 357mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g