This healthy chicken parmesan is breaded with almond flour and baked so it’s gluten-free and grain-free! It’s delicious and perfect for satisfying a craving for Italian comfort food.
These baked paleo chicken tenders have become one of my most popular recipes here on EBF and for good reason. They’re easy to make, gluten-free, grain-free and absolutely delicious, not to mention Whole30 approved! I love serving the tenders with baked sweet potato fries or over a fresh salad, but I thought it would be fun to give them an Italian spin by adding a little marinara and parmesan cheese.
Traditional vs. Healthy Chicken Parmesan
Traditional recipes for chicken parmesan are loaded with multiple cheeses, bread (or flour) and sometimes butter. There is nothing wrong with any of those ingredients, but sometimes I don’t want to feel like I need to be rolled away from the dinner table… you feel me? This simple, cleaned-up version is perfect and won’t leave you feeling overstuffed or bloated.
chicken tenders or chicken breast – I prefer using tenders because each piece gets a bit more of the almond flour coating which, let’s be honest, is the best part!
almond meal + spices in place of the breadcrumb mixture
marinara (homemade or jarred) – I’m loving Rao’s Homemade marinara right now, I just make sure any store-bought marinara doesn’t have added sugar.
freshly grated parmesan cheese
Meal Prep Chicken Parmesan
I really like doing the cook-once, eat-twice method by making a batch of the tenders on Sunday night. The recipe makes four servings…