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15-Minute Skillet Chicken Parmesan (Keto-Friendly)

15 minutes of cook time and one pan is all you need for this simple and delicious Skillet Chicken Parmesan! Made with a nut crumb topping, and dairy-free cheese sauce that make it Keto-friendly.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Keto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 457 kcal
Author Amy Rains


For the Chicken:

  • 1 cup roasted and salted almonds
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast or cutlets
  • 4 tbsp melted butter or ghee
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups marinara sauce*

For the dairy-free "cheese" sauce:

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • fresh basil for serving
  • zucchini noodles for serving


  1. In a food processor, pulse the almonds with Italian seasoning. Pulse until it resembles a coarse mixture. Set aside in a flat bowlor plate.

  2. In a separate bowl, melt the butter or ghee and stir in the minced garlic.

  3. Ensure that the chicken breast are pounded less than 1/2 inch thick. You can cut large chicken breast in half.

  4. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Prepare the chicken by dipping the chicken in the butter mixture first, then the crumb mixture. Coat on both sides.

  5. Once the skillet is hot, add in 1-2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil. Place the chicken in the pan, and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. Once heated through, pour in the marinara sauce. Heat the sauce until bubbly.

  6. While chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. In a blender, blend cashews, chicken broth, dijon mustard, nutritional yeast, and salt until smooth.

  7. Serve chicken over zucchini noodles with marinara sauce, cheese sauce, and fresh basil.

Recipe Notes

*Use a high quality marinara sauce that is sugar free like Rao's.

Nutrition Facts
15-Minute Skillet Chicken Parmesan (Keto-Friendly)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 816mg35%
Potassium 1038mg30%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 63IU1%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.