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Grain-Free Chicken Parm

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"A healthier version of a classic!"
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51 m servings 1492
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Blend almonds in a blender or food processor to the consistency of bread crumbs. Transfer ground almonds to a shallow dish and add 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag and pound, using a meat mallet, until about 1-inch thick.
  4. Press chicken into almond mixture until evenly coated.
  5. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook chicken until a nice crust forms, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  7. Heat pasta sauce in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed through, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour over cooked chicken and top with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  8. Turn on oven's broiler. Broil chicken Parmesan until cheese is bubbling and golden, about 3 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Any shredded white cheese such as mozzarella cheese can be used in place of the Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1492 calories; 104 54 94.5 168 2672 Full nutrition

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This is the second time I’ve tried this recipe. The first time I did not grind the nuts enough. The second time was perfect. I did not like the overpowering taste of coconut oil, I switched t...

We thought this was a great dinner, and I'm not going to mark down my rating because of a couple of little things I thought about it. First, I'd start with only about 4-5 ounces of the almonds ...