You know what’s tricky in a Whole30 kitchen, getting “breaded” chicken crispy…there is just nothing like breadcrumbs or panko on a recipe like this one here; but, you gotta use what you can and make do with what you have, right? And this recipe may not be as good as the real deal, but its still stinkin’ delicious!
Chicken parmesan is one of those family faves that everyone can enjoy. My kids absolutely loved this Whole30 version of it and gobbled theirs up, which is a big win in my book! You’ll find that in the recipe, I included directions for baking it, or doing it in a skillet on the stovetop. They both turn out delicious, it just depends which method of cooking you prefer. I will say the stovetop one gets just a *little* more crispy!
I hope you and your family enjoys this Whole30 rendition of chicken parmesan!
- Preheat oven to 425.
- In a bowl, combine the almond meal, salt, pepper, parsley, oregano and paprika.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the 2 eggs.
- Brush the bottom of a baking sheet with olive oil so that it is coated lightly in a thin layer.
- Dip the cutlets into the egg wash, then dredge them into the almond flour mixture and coat evenly (tip: use one hand for the egg wash and one for the dredging, it helps things not get too terribly messy and makes for a better coating on the chicken!)
- Place them on the oiled baking sheet when they are dredged.
- **If you would rather sear them on a skillet, sear over medium-high heat in a large skillet in 2 tbsp olive oil until crisp and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side!) I do this both ways, and both ways turned out yummy***
- When all cutlets are on the baking sheet, very lightly drizzle them with a little extra olive oil over the top. Don't get too heavy handed here, if you have olive oil spray, that works great sprayed over the top, too!
- Bake in oven for 8 minutes, remove from oven and flip over (using a sturdy spatula so you don't lose your breading) and continue baking until cooked through, about 7-10 more minutes depending on the size of your chicken.
- Remove chicken from oven and turn the oven onto "broil". Spoon and spread desired amount of marinara sauce onto to top of each chicken.
- Place back in the oven and broil for 2-3 more minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.
- I know you are wondering why I specified "organic" regarding the chicken cutlets... it's because they are typically much smaller in size and thickness, which makes for a better chicken parmesan. If you purchase regular chicken cutlets (or make them into cutlets yourself) be sure to pound them super thin to have the best results with this recipe.