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Keto Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Looking for a must-try chicken dinner that is anything but boring? You are going to go crazy for this easy to make Parmesan Crusted Chicken. This recipe offers the ultimate in flexibility - you can make it in your oven, air fryer or fry it on this stove.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 471.13kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 16 ounces chicken breast
  • 1 ½ cups freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup avocado oil or oil spray


  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Coat the chicken with the mayonnaise mixture. Allow the chicken to sit for at least 15 minutes- If possible, do this up to one day ahead of time.
  • Place the parmesan and baking powder in a shallow dish and stir to combine. Dredge the chicken in the cheese mixture, pressing the cheese into the make.


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Put an oven-safe wire rack over a baking sheet.
  • Spray the chicken with oil.
  • Arrange the chicken on the wire rack and bake for 18 to 22 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the chicken is cooked through and an instant-read thermometer registers 160° F.
  • Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Stove Top

  • Heat oil in a heavy-duty skillet.
  • Add the chicken, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, flipping when a parmesan crust is golden brown. Remove from the pan when an instant-read thermometer registers 160° F.
  • Allow to rest for 10 minutes prior to serving.

Air Fryer

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375° F. Line your air fryer with an air fryer liner.
  • Spray the chicken with oil and arrange in a single layer in the air fryer.
  • Cook for 15 to 18 minutes, until the chicken is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer registers 160° F.


Calories: 471.13kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.28g | Protein: 37.95g | Fat: 33.75g | Saturated Fat: 10.09g | Trans Fat: 0.07g | Cholesterol: 109.84mg | Sodium: 1535.05mg | Potassium: 570.31mg | Fiber: 0.26g | Sugar: 0.85g | Vitamin A: 353.88IU | Vitamin C: 1.48mg | Calcium: 501.24mg | Iron: 1.11mg