This Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce is the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal. Tender, juicy chicken breast, coated in crispy parmesan cheese and herbs, topped with a rich lemony cream sauce. It is the perfect low carb, keto alternative to breaded and fried chicken.
Ingredients in Parmesan Crusted Chicken
How to Make the Best Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Step by Step Instructions
STEP 1: Set up two shallow bowls. In one bowl, crack the egg and fork whisk to make an egg wash. In the second bowl, combine the parmesan cheese and dried Italian seasoning.
STEP 2: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the heavy cream, garlic, lemon juice and lemon pepper seasoning. Slowly bring to a gentle boil, and then reduce the heat to low to simmer. Once the sauce starts to simmer and has small bubbles around the edge of the pan, add the Parmesan cheese. Mix until the cheese is melted and incorporated into the sauce. Continue to let simmer, stirring occasionally while you prepare the chicken.
STEP 3: Coat the chicken with the egg wash and then liberally coat with the parmesan mixture. Repeat this process with each piece of chicken.
STEP 4: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium to medium hight heat. Once the pan is heated and the oil is hot, add the chicken to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden brown on the bottom. Flip and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the other side is golden brown and crispy. (Only flip the chicken once during cooking to ensure that the breading stays on.)
STEP 5: Top the chicken with the sauce and garnish with fresh parsley before serving.
Recipe Tips and Variations
What to serve with Parmesan Crusted Chicken
This Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce pairs so well with just about any side dish. Obviously my favorite choice would be mashed potatoes, but alas, those are not low carb. So here are some of my favorite keto-friendly side dishes to pair with this dish.
- Cheesy Garlic Creamed Spinach
- Keto Fettucine Alfredo with Pesto
- Herbed Goat Cheese Cauliflower Mash
- Sweet and Spicy Green Beans
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dijon Cider Sauce
- Steamed Artichokes
Frequently Asked Questions
To air fry this parmesan crusted chicken, coat the chicken in the egg wash and parmesan breading, spray the air fryer basket or tray with cooking spray, and then put it in the air fryer at 350°F until cooked all the way through and crispy. About 12 minutes.
It is a grilled chicken breast topped with a creamy parmesan and garlic cheese crust.
After breading the chicken, place it on a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet. Bake it at 350°F until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F. Then broil for 2 to 3 minutes to crisp up the breading.
The best thing about the breading in this recipe is that it only calls for grated parmesan cheese and a little Italian seasoning. No need for breadcrumbs.
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