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This is truly the best gluten-free chicken parmigiana out there! It is a little crispy and perfectly flavored. Plus, it's pretty simple to make as well.
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The BEST Gluten-Free Chicken Parmigiana

This is the best gluten-free chicken parmigiana you will ever make.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time26 mins
Total Time41 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian, Italian/American
Keyword: best chicken parmigiana, best gluten free chicken parmigiana, chicken parmigiana recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 538kcal
Author: Chandice


  • 9 chicken tenderloins
  • 4 large slices day old air dried gluten-free bread we like Canyon Bakehouse heritage style
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 mozzarella string cheese sticks
  • 1/4 C parmesan cheese
  • 1 C gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 C coconut oil
  • 1 jar gluten-free marinara


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Pound each tenderloin flat between two sheets of wax paper
  • In a bowl combine flour, basil, thyme, oregano, cilantro, salt, red pepper & black pepper
  • In another bowl, beat eggs
  • Pulse 4 slices of stale gluten-free bread in blender or food processor until crumbs form then place in another bowl *If you didn't have time to leave your bread on the counter overnight, bake it at 300 degrees for 10 minutes
  • Heat coconut oil over medium heat in large frying pan
  • Place each tenderloin in flour mixture then eggs and end with bread crumbs
  • Next, place tenderloins in hot coconut oil and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side
  • Remove and place on a paper towel to wait until all tenderloins have been cooked
  • Pour bottle of marina sauce in a 9x13 baking dish
  • Place cooked, breaded tenderloins over the sauce and top each with half a string cheese stick cut lengthwise
  • Sprinkle parmesan over everything and bake for 15-20 minutes
  • Meanwhile, cook gluten-free pasta then serve the chicken parmigiana over hot pasta and top with fresh basil


Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 1038mg | Potassium: 568mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2.7mg