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Chicken “Parm”esan

Chicken, Recipes | January 15, 2015 | By

Life is all about balance and enjoying the little things.  There’s no better time to enjoy life than with this savory baked chicken smothered in homemade marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.  Of course, the cheese is optional but puts the cherry on top of this favorite traditional Italian dish.  Live a little!

Chicken “Parm”esan
Serves 2
A crispy seasoned chicken smothered in homemade marinara sauce.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 2 chicken breasts, halved and pounded
  2. ¾ cup almond flour
  3. ½ cup grated parmesan (optional)
  4. ½ tsp garlic powder
  5. ½ tsp onion powder
  6. ½ tsp salt
  7. ¼ tsp black pepper
  8. ¼ tsp paprika
  9. 1 egg, whisked
  10. fresh basil leaves
  11. mozzarella for topping (optional)
For the paleo marinara sauce
  1. 1 24 oz can tomato sauce
  2. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  3. 1 tbsp olive oil
  4. 1 tbsp sea salt
  5. ½ tsp garlic powder
  6. ½ tsp oregano
  7. ¼ tsp black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix together almond flour, grated parmesan (optional), garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper and paprika in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk egg in a separate bowl.
  4. Dip each chicken cutlet into the egg mixture then coat with the almond flour seasoning mixture.
  5. Place a saucepan over medium heat and sauté the garlic with olive oil and oregano.
  6. Add tomato sauce, salt, garlic powder and black pepper to the saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes and set aside.
  7. Heat coconut oil in a skillet on medium-high heat.
  8. Brown each side of the cutlet (2-3 minutes each side).
  9. Place cutlets in a baking dish and smother in marinara sauce (non-paleo option: top with mozzarella cheese).
  10. Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees.
  11. Top with fresh basil and serve!
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