I have been craving Italian food, especially Chicken Parmesan. With days spent nursing a baby, chasing a toddler, homeschooling my two oldest, taking care of my home, and running a business I don’t have a lot of time to invest in making dinner. Many days I throw chicken in the crock pot in the mornings with a little chicken broth not having a clue what I will end up making with it once it’s done. Earlier this week, I decided to add a little marinara sauce and cheese for an easy keto friendly meal. While you could make this Lazy Chicken Parmesan start to finish in the crock pot, I prefer the taste of the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses baked. In order to keep this keto friendly, I used a cheapo spiralizer to make zoodles. There are many larger countertop spiralizers, but I wanted something simple I could throw in my utensil drawer that wouldn’t take up space in my kitchen. I simply sauteed the zoodles in about a tablespoon of butter with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning for just for a minute or two so they would taste like al dente noodles. It turned out so good. I also whipped up a batch of my Cheddar Garlic Biscuits for an amazing Italian keto friendly meal.
Note: The lowest carb marinara sauce I have found is Rao’s (4g). I haven’t found it locally, so Amazon is my best option.
- 4 cups cooked chicken breasts, shredded (I made mine in the slow cooker)
- 1 jar of marinara sauce
- 3 cups mozzarella cheese
- ¾ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- Grease a 13 X 9 casserole dish.
- Place cooked shredded chicken breasts in the bottom of
- Pour the jar of marinara sauce on top.
- Sprinkle parmesan cheese then mozzarella cheese on top.
- Top with Italian seasoning.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.
- Serve with
zoodlesor spaghetti squash.
Nutritional Information based on MyFitnessPal app based on 12 servings – Calories 276, Fat 18.3g, Protein 24.8g, Carbs 4.3g – Fiber 0.5g = 3.8g Net Carbs
*Nutritional information does not count for zoodles or spaghetti squash since that would vary from person to person.