Low carb chicken recipes are great for the keto diet or any low carb diet! These Parmesan Chicken Tenders are made with almond flour, heavy cream, parmesan cheese and eggs, and they’re packed with flavor!
Low Carb Chicken Recipes
Ever since my son was diagnosed with epilepsy, we’ve been trying to incorporate low carb and keto recipes in to our home, as much as we can. With a picky eater, keto and low carb chicken recipes seems to be a popular “go-to” in our house.
Almond Flour vs. Almond Meal
While at Trader Joes the other day, I was on the hunt for almond flour, so I could make keto pancakes, and other low carb bread-like recipes. I couldn’t find it for some reason, and the nice lady working there told me they only had almond meal in stock at the moment. Then she said,
You know though, I LOVE making chicken using almond meal. Just bread it and fry it in a pan in butter or oil.
Well that sounded easy enough. So in to my cart the almond meal went.
Almond meal tends to be a thicker consistency than almond flour, and it’s great for breading meats. (Although I have used it in pancakes and bread like recipes too, when in a pinch. But I prefer it for breading meats.) I found this resource on almond flour recipes too, that has been SO helpful!
Low Carb Parmesan Chicken Tenders
I’ve baked chicken more times than I’d like to admit. I can switch up the seasonings, add cheese, so on and so on. But sometimes I just want a different way to cook chicken, for a different spin on things.
So while brainstorming over what to make for lunch, I remembered the nice gal at Trader Joes said how much she liked to cook chicken on the stovetop, and I thought it would be a great way to use the chicken tenderloins in the fridge. She was SOOO right. With a few spices and adding Parmesan cheese, this is will be a new go-to low carb chicken recipe in our house. Even my youngest said,
Mommy, dat chicken is willy good!
So if you’re on a low carb or keto diet, I’d love for you to give this a try and see if you like it! It’s super easy, and a kid friendly meal too! (Yay for only having to make one recipe for the whole family, right!?)
Almond Meal Parmesan Chicken Tenders
- 8 chicken tenderloins
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 cups almond meal
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pepper to taste
- Mix together heavy cream and egg in a small dish
- In a separate bowl, mix together almond meal, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper
- Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat
- Dip chicken tenderloins in egg/cream mixture, then into the almond meal
- Place tenderloins in butter in skillet, and cook over medium heat 2-3 minutes on each side, until juices run clear and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees
- ** I covered my cast iron with a lid to speed up the cooking process and to trap moisture.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
Easy Chicken Breast Recipes
If you’re out of, or couldn’t find chicken tenderloins… feel free to use this as an easy chicken breast recipe too! I’m always on the hunt for a good way to use chicken breasts. I always make sure to have a bag/box of those in my freezer for a quick go-to dinner idea.
I’d LOVE to hear if you gave this a try. Can you let me know below in the comments? I’d also like to know what your favorite low carb/keto dinner meal is. We can always use help with new recipes for my little guy!
Low Carb Steak Recipe
Although I had no intentions of creating a low carb steak recipe, my all-time favorite oven baked steak recipe totally fits the “low carb” bill. It’s flavored with salt and pepper, seared in brown butter, and baked for only a few minutes… creating the BEST oven-baked steak recipe there is!
More Easy Recipes?
If you’re on the hunt for more easy recipes, don’t forget to check out my recipe archives where you can always count on quick and easy in the kitchen! See the recipes HERE!