This recipe for baked parmesan chicken is a quick and easy creation.

This recipe uses fresh chicken breasts coated in a crispy, seasoned breading that goes from the oven to the table in less than 30 minutes!

Baked parmesan chicken is a healthy alternative to the fried version, and made in the oven with less mess!

Three baked chicken breasts on a plate

Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken

  • Baked parmesan crusted chicken looks and tastes like it came from a swanky Italian bistro but it’s a fraction of the price and no reservations are required!
  • Everyday ingredients and easy prep will keep this dish on regular rotation!
  • Baked parmesan chicken is an elegant dish for company but easy enough to make any day of the week!
Ingredients to make Baked Parmesan Chicken labeled: Mayonnaise, Salt & Pepper, Chicken Breasts, Seasonings, Crushed Pork Rinds, Seasonings, and Parmesan.

Ingredients and Variations

Chicken Choose breasts roughly the same size and be sure to pound them to ½” inch so they cook evenly. Chicken cutlets will also work in this recipe.

Breading –The perfect blend of cheese and crushed pork rinds creates the perfect crust for chicken breasts. You can also make your own keto breadcrumbs and use those instead or a combination of both.

Seasonings – A dash of garlic and some Italian seasoning are all you need for this recipe. Feel free to switch the seasonings up for a different flavor profile.

Cheese – Parmesan is a dry cheese that helps the breading cling to the chicken and adds a sharp, bright flavor but finely shredded mozzarella or Monterey jack cheese or a combination of cheeses works too!

How to Make Baked Parmesan Chicken

  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, parmesan, and seasonings.
  2. Place chicken on a baking sheet and spread the mayonnaise mixture over the top. Sprinkle crushed pork rinds over the top.
  3. Bake chicken (as per the recipe below).
  4. Sprinkle with chopped basil or parsley, if desired.

What to Serve with Baked Parmesan Chicken

Start dinner off with some tasty appetizers to get the party started. Serve baked parmesan chicken over a scoop of cauliflower mash, a pile of oven roasted peppers, or alongside some hearty sauteed collard greens. And for dessert? Try making this delicious keto pumpkin pie recipe or some creamy keto chocolate mousse.

A plate of parmesan baked chicken

Tips and Tricks!

  • For best results, let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Double up the recipe to enjoy all week long hot with low-carb marinara or chilled on a bed of greens with a creamy vinaigrette.
  • Keep leftover baked parmesan chicken in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat portions in the microwave, and sprinkle with extra parmesan cheese, and place under the broiler to crisp up the breading again.

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Baked Parmesan Chicken

Baked parmesan chicken has the best crispy crust and savory flavor!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 6-7 ounces each
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup finely crushed pork rinds


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, parmesan, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  • Place chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the chicken, then sprinkle crushed pork rinds evenly over the top.
  • Bake chicken 22-26 minutes or until the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165°F.


  • Allow chicken to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Keep leftover baked parmesan chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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