This Healthy Chicken Parmesan is a keeper! It’s ready in 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight dinner. Plus, it’s a healthier version of the traditional recipe and even has a gluten-free option!

healthy chicken parmesan on top of pasta

Why We Love This Recipe For Healthy Chicken Parmesan

In Kelly Pfeiffer’s cookbook, Superfood Weeknight Meals, all of the recipes feature one or more of her 10 selected superfoods and all are ready in under 30 minutes. This Easy Healthy Chicken Parmesan is just one of many delicious recipes.

What is not to love about this recipe? It’s ready in under 30 minutes making it a perfect weeknight dinner. It’s a healthier take on an all-time classic and favorite recipe that everyone in your family will by excited to eat. And there just happens to be a gluten free version including almond flour and zucchini noodles, so everyone can enjoy this delicious meal!

And once your family falls in love with this recipe, don’t miss checking out this Baked Meatball Parmesan to really knock their socks off.

making healthy chicken parmesan in a skillet

Key Ingredients For Easy Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Almond Flour

Almond flour is a great breading option for this recipe because it is naturally gluten free.

Organic Chicken Tenders

Organic chicken tenders cook much faster than chicken breasts, but still have great flavor. They are done in just 8 minutes, which helps you get this dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.

Provolone and Parmesan Cheese

Both cheeses are rich in vitamins, calcium and protein and add a lot of flavor and creamy texture to this dish.

Other Ingredients For This Recipe

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 jar (24 ounces, or 680 g) organic spaghetti sauce
healthy chicken parmesan with sauce and noodles

Step By Step Instructions For Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan

Step 1: Combine the dry ingredients.

In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, basil, oregano, and sea salt.

Step 2: Heat the olive oil.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil.

Step 3: Bread and cook the chicken tenders.

Meanwhile, dip each piece of chicken in the spiced flour, coating evenly and completely. Put the coated chicken in the hot oil, and let it sear and cook on one side for 4 minutes. Then, flip, top with the provolone cheese and sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese. Cover and cook for 4 minutes more, or until the cheese is melted completely.

Step 4: Assemble and serve.

Assemble your bowls: spaghetti or zucchini noodles if using, sauce, and chicken.

healthy chicken parmesan on plate with fork

FAQ’s and Expert Tips

What’s the difference between Chicken Parmesan and chicken parmigiana?


They are actually the same dish. The recipe originated in the Northeast United States by Italian immigrants, so it is considered an Italian American dish.

Is Chicken Parmesan always served with pasta?

Many people do serve this dish with pasta, but there are many other options to accommodate dietary restrictions like zucchini noodles, gluten free pastas, cauliflower rice, simple green salad, sweet potatoes, rice or spaghetti squash.

What is the best way to reheat Chicken Parmesan?

The best way to reheat leftovers is to place the chicken parmesan in an oven safe dish and reheat in a 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes.

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This Healthy 30 Minute Chicken Parmesan is ready in 30 minutes making it a perfect weeknight dinner. It’s a healthier version of the traditional recipe. Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Katie Webster

Easy Healthy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This Healthy Chicken Parmesan is a keeper! It’s ready in 30 minutes and tastes like the classic dish even though it’s much healthier.


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Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup (64 g) almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound (455 g) organic chicken tenders
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • ½ cup (50 g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar (24 ounces, or 680 g) organic spaghetti sauce, heated

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, basil, oregano, and sea salt.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil.
  3. Meanwhile, dip each piece of chicken in the spiced flour, coating evenly and completely. Put the coated chicken in the hot oil, and let it sear and cook on one side for 4 minutes. Then, flip, top with the provolone cheese and sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese. Cover and cook for 4 minutes more, or until the cheese is melted completely.
  4. Assemble your bowls: spaghetti or zucchini noodles if using, sauce, and chicken.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 586
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 526 mg
  • Fat: 35 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Protein: 37 g

More Healthy Italian Recipes:

Rainbow Panzanella 

Simple Italian Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken

Healthy Beef Lasagna with Spinach and Basil

Spaghetti Squash Amatriciana

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore 

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