Chicken Parm (without the Parm)

This is an easy and delicious recipe for anyone craving Chicken Parmesan while following a Paleo diet, or The Whole30. We used Pork Panko seasoned with our Adobo Seasoning to "bread" the chicken. You can fry the chicken effortlessly in an air fryer, or bake it in the oven. Serve over zoodles, and your choice of tomato sauce.
15 minutes
30 minutes
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This is our estimate based on online research.
Fat:68 g
Carbohydrates:8 g
Protein:147 g
Calculated per serving.

Serves: 4

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Preheat your oven to bake at 425, or preheat your air fryer to 400.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk two whole eggs. In another shallow bowl, add the pork panko, and season with Primal Palate Adobo Seasoning.
  3. Peel and spiral slice two zucchini, and place in a large pot to steam.
  4. In a small sauce pan, warm your tomato sauce.
  5. Dredge your chicken cutlets in the egg wash, and then the pork panko, and set on a clean plate if air frying, or place on a baking sheet with a rack.
  6. Repeat with all of your chicken.
  7. If using the oven method, it's best to bake the chicken on a wire rack so that you get proper air circulation for a crispy outside on both sides.
  8. For the oven method, you will bake your chicken for approximately 30 minutes at 425 degrees.
  9. If you are air frying your chicken, place two breast cutlets in your air fryer (depending on how large your air fryer is), and fry for 7 minutes a side, or until the outside is golden and crispy, and the inside is fully cooked.
  10. Once your chicken is about 10 minutes from being finished, you can steam your zucchini noodles. You will want to steam them until they have just softened, but aren't mushy. This is about 5 minutes.
  11. Plate your zucchini noodles, top with your sauce, and the fried chicken. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired, and enjoy.


You can use your favorite Paleo or Whole30 approved tomato sauce for this recipe, or make your own! For ease, we used Rao's Tomato Basil, and it was delicious!

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