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Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This easy recipe for Parmesan crusted chicken is low carb and gluten free. Simply coat with spiced mustard and Parmesan/almond meal, then bake until crispy and golden.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, gluten free, parmesan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rest time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 452kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • Avocado oil spray
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup almond meal (4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (40 grams)
  • 4 small chicken breasts, 6-7 oz each
  • 1/2 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and fit it with a roasting rack. Spray the roasting rack with oil.
  • In a small bowl, use a spatula to mix the mustard, salt, garlic powder, thyme and cayenne.
  • In a 8-inch square baking dish, whisk together the almond meal and Parmesan.
  • Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides, then brush with the Dijon mixture. Dredge in the almond meal/Parmesan mixture.
  • Place the coated chicken breasts on the prepared roasting rack. Sprinkle them with paprika (mostly to add a nice color), then lightly spray them with oil.
  • Bake until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes. Allow to rest 5 minutes, then sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.



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Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 793mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g