Keto Crispy Parmesan Chicken Thighs

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  • prep time

    prep time

    8 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    25 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    33 min

Keto Crispy Parmesan Chicken Thighs

175 ratings

These crispy chicken thighs are coated in a parmesan, rosemary and ground almond crumb and baked until golden.

Perfect served with a side salad, low carb slaw or a portion of buttered broccoli.

  • Net Carbs

    0.9 g

  • Fiber

    0.5 g

  • Total Carbs

    1.4 g

  • Protein

    23.4 g

  • Fats

    11.8 g

210 cals

Keto Crispy Parmesan Chicken Thighs

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  • Chicken Thigh, Skin Removed Before Cooking

    Chicken Thigh, Skin Removed Before Cooking

    4 medium

  • Parmesan Cheese

    Parmesan Cheese

    2 tablespoon, grated

  • Food Cupboard Home Baking Almonds Ground by Sainsbury's

    Food Cupboard Home Baking Almonds Ground by Sainsbury's

    1 ounce

  • Rosemary, Fresh

    Rosemary, Fresh

    1-½ teaspoon

  • Mayonnaise


    1 tablespoon

  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic Powder

    ½ teaspoon

  • Salt, Sea Salt

    Salt, Sea Salt

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 5

33 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2

    Add the ground almonds, Parmesan, garlic powder, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl. Finely chop the rosemary and add to the bowl. Mix together well to combine.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Coat the chicken thighs liberally in mayonnaise on both sides.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Roll the thighs in the breading mixture so that they are well coated all over.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Transfer to a shallow oven tray and bake for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is golden brown.
    Step 5

Comments 30

  • Kristeen64

    Kristeen64 2 months ago

    This was fantastic! I used Renee's Mighty Caesar dressing instead of mayo with garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Cooked in the air fryer at 400 for 15 mins, turned over and cooked another 15 mins. Turned again and cooked 5 more mins to crisp up the top. So good!

    • Catherine

      Catherine 5 months ago

      Great recipe as far as flavour. Mine were soggy not crispy so I ended up broiling. And cooked at least 35 minutes. Next time I’m going to try air fryer - sounds like success with others. Definitely make again flavourful.

      • AwesomeKetone552070

        AwesomeKetone552070 6 months ago

        Very delicious recipe, my son loved it too. definitely a "make-it-again".

        • IncredibleAvocado185766

          IncredibleAvocado185766 6 months ago


          • UnbelievableKetone429728

            UnbelievableKetone429728 10 months ago

            My husband and I really like this chicken dish

            • Kathy

              Kathy a year ago

              Very nice. Was a hit with husbo too. Will make again

              • OutstandingCauliflower761019

                OutstandingCauliflower761019 a year ago

                Moist, tender and full of flavor!

                • UnbelievableKale334233

                  UnbelievableKale334233 a year ago

                  added some garlic powder, a little red pepper flakes and cooked for about 32 minutes. Was delicious

                  • Kiddywhompus

                    Kiddywhompus a year ago

                    So yummy and moist! Would be good in a salad too!

                    • USE2B21

                      USE2B21 a year ago

                      Our family enjoyed this recipe as written, however we did bake for an extra 5 minutes. Even our daughter who’s not a chicken lover loved this preparation! She said it was clucking good!

                      • ReticentQT

                        ReticentQT 2 years ago

                        This was delicious. I did not have ground almonds, so I used pork rinds. The flavors meshed well together. It is a keeper.

                        • GorgeousAvocado632980

                          GorgeousAvocado632980 2 years ago

                          Same for me! Ground pork rinds worked great! First time for me. I’m hooked! :)

                      • SheilaH

                        SheilaH 2 years ago

                        Are ground almonds the same as almond flour?

                        • HelloImDarwin99

                          HelloImDarwin99 2 years ago

                          They kinda are. You can use almond flour

                      • Deb

                        Deb 2 years ago

                        Really good with leftovers for lunch.

                        • Little Buttercup

                          Little Buttercup 2 years ago

                          Don't talk on the phone while you're fixing this. I forgot the mayo even though it was right in front of me! LOL. Made this several times and it's always delicious. I'm sure we'll like it even missing a key ingredient. Browning in the air fryer at 400 for about 25 minutes. Watching every 5 to make sure it doesn't over brown, Very tasty but I'll be sure to add the mayo next time! : )

                          • NilsaIvette

                            NilsaIvette 2 years ago

                            25 minutes at 400 F temp not enough for the tights to be cooked. Came out still raw. Any ideas for how much longer to cook?

                            • HelloImDarwin99

                              HelloImDarwin99 2 years ago

                              It’s enough for the air fryer but in the oven you may have to do it longer. It flip it half way.

                            • Bademgozum

                              Bademgozum 2 years ago

                              with bone atleast 35-45 mins and check for clear juices depending on size of thigh, 20-25 mins would be for boneless/skinless thighs

                          • DGAT

                            DGAT 2 years ago

                            Really tender and tasty!

                            • Basset1962

                              Basset1962 2 years ago

                              Beautiful and crispy, loved it

                              • AwesomeRadish948557

                                AwesomeRadish948557 3 years ago

                                This looked amazing so I thought I’d give it a try but not sure if my chicken was not the right type… it came out soggy and tons of juice! Can anyone help tell me what I did wrong because I NEED to eat this 😂

                                • Catherine

                                  Catherine 5 months ago

                                  Yea mine as well. I ended up broiling to get the top crispy. Then they were good. But interesting on the soggy. I thought maybe my dish was too deep.

                                • Lovely_kris10

                                  Lovely_kris10 3 years ago

                                  I had the same issue :) if you have a cookie cooling rack, put it on a cookie sheet or flat baking pan..make sure you spray nonstick to keep from sticking. Works for me :)

                                • GorgeousCauliflower147880

                                  GorgeousCauliflower147880 3 years ago

                                  After you clean your chicken thighs dry them completely and also try chicken that was not frozen before cooking because it holds a lot of water

                              • FavorableAvocado747198

                                FavorableAvocado747198 3 years ago

                                I totally hacked this recipe by using Renee's mighty Caesar dressing instead of mayo, garlic and lemon, then rolling in crumbled pork rinds. So much flavor but similar nutritional profile. Comes out so crispy

                                • Lynnandtheboys

                                  Lynnandtheboys 3 years ago

                                  These are so good my husband wants his chicken like this all the time….

                                  • Annebannanie

                                    Annebannanie 3 years ago

                                    YUM! Are use the leftover “crumbs” to some veggies that I roasted along with the chicken… Yum!

                                    • ExcellentRadish512706

                                      ExcellentRadish512706 3 years ago

                                      𝑫𝑬𝑳𝑰𝑪𝑰𝑶𝑼𝑺 & 𝑺𝑰𝑴𝑷𝑳𝑬 𝑻𝑶 𝑴𝑨𝑲𝑬! I added a smidge more salt but everything else was spot on! This is a keeper!

                                      • Sharlee

                                        Sharlee 3 years ago

                                        Really good used half Mayo and half mustard and it had great flavor