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Keto Mayo Parmesan Chicken

My Keto Mayo Parmesan Chicken is a delicious and simple prep baked chicken. Skip the carb overload and try this 6 ingredient baked chicken. 

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There is something about mayonnaise coating chicken thighs that offers juicy flavorful chicken that is out of the world. Best part of all.. even picky eaters gobble up this dinner. 

There are so many low carb chicken recipes, but this became and instant favorite. Chicken is a wonderful and versatile protein for any keto meals you might want to try. 

This Keto Mayo Parmesan Chicken Is…

  •  Keto Friendly 
  • Low Carb 
  • Baked Chicken Recipe 
  • 6 everyday pantry ingredients
  • Family Friendly

How to Make Keto Parmesan Chicken

low carb chicken recipe

Full steps along with measurements are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a quick walkthrough. 

  1. Preheat the oven and prep your baking dish. 
  2. Place chicken in the pan, and add the hot sauce. Set the pan aside. 
  3. Next, mix up your sauce and pour over the chicken, followed by bread crumbs,
  4. Bake as directed and serve with your favorite sides. 

Expert Tips for Keto Chicken


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Cook Time

The biggest thing is to watch the cook time. Depending on thickness and size of chicken the cook time can vary. So if you use larger cuts, more cooking time might be needed. 

Meat Thermometer

Invest in a meat thermometer that will help ensure your chicken or otter proteins are fully cooked and safe to eat. 

Baking Dish 

I used an 8×8 baking dish. If you want to double the recipe, reach for a 9×13 baking pan. 

Variations to Keto Mayo Parmesan Chicken

Bread crumbs

I used homemade bread crumbs for the recipe. I used low carb bread. But if you want, use crushed pork rinds in place. 

Parmesan Cheese Topping 

So for the topping you can leave off the bread crumbs. You can add a layer of Parmesan cheese and as it bakes it comes perfectly golden. 

Cut of Chicken

For the chicken we used thighs. If you want to swap with chicken breast, simply adjust the cooking time.


Feel free to season the chicken anyway you want. I have also used garlic salt and parsley, Cajun seasoning, etc. 

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Keto Mayo Chicken FAQs

How to know when this Mayo chicken is done? 

The juices of the chicken will run clear, and the meat will no longer be pink. But the safest is to use a meat thermometer to ensure you have reached the proper temperature. 

How to store leftovers? 

You will want to store any chicken you don't eat in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Just reheat in the microwave for a quick heat. Or opt to warm it up in the oven. If you warm the chicken in the oven, cover with foil to prevent the chicken from drying out. 

Can you freeze mayonnaise chicken? 

This recipe doesn’t thaw well once it has been baked. You will find the mayonnaise topping separates quite a bit and it will alter the flavor a bit. 

Can I use Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise? 

Miracle whip tends to really alter the flavor. It will have a bit of a sour tangy flavor. Plus you will find it won’t get that golden crust on top of the chicken. 

What happens if my chicken is becoming too brown on top? 

Every oven heats slightly different but  if you experience it is over cooking on top bit it needs more time, here is what to do. Take aluminum foil and lightly please over the pan bit allowing the center foil to rise up like a tent. This allows the chicken to cook but without over browning your to of chicken. 

low carb chicken recipe

Keto Mayo Parmesan Chicken

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Keto Mayo Parmesan Chicken makes for a quick and easy low carb dinner that the whole family will love! Tender chicken thighs are tossed in a creamy, cheesy sauce and topped with crunchy low carb breadcrumbs.



  1. Preheat the oven to 425F degrees.
  2. Arrange the chicken thighs in an 8” x 8” baking dish. 
  3. Pour the hot sauce over the chicken thighs, and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Parmesan and garlic powder.
  5. Spread the mayonnaise mixture evenly over the top of the chicken. Sprinkle with the keto-friendly breadcrumbs.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes, until the top is golden brown, or until an inserted meat thermometer reads 165F.


You can use this recipe for homemade keto breadcrumbs, or use your own favorite keto-friendly brand. I like these breadcrumbs from Kiss my Keto.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 448Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 24gCholesterol 178mgSodium 496mgCarbohydrates 6gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 33g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.


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