Dairy Free & Egg Free Chicken 'Parm'

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 475 kcal
Author Tessa the Domestic Diva


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to 1/2" thick
  • 2 cups gluten free bread crumbs a reader used almond flourwith success for paleo!
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch or any light flavored flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk I used So Delicious Coconut Milk
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or 1 egg
  • 1 cup favorite spaghetti sauce I sometimes use my blender pasta sauce!
  • 1/2 cup Daiya Cheese Mozzarella Shreds or parmesan


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Pound your chicken pieces to a uniform 1/2" thick...this is key to quick and even cooking (see picture above). I love my mallet for this!
  3. As long as all your remaining ingredients are cued, preheat your pan over medium heat....cast iron and stainless steel will give you the best, most crunchy texture.
  4. Meanwhile, place a 1/2 cup of tapioca flour (or other starch) on a plate, set aside.

  5. In a bowl, whisk the non-dairy milk and avocado oil until slightly emulsified, set aside.

  6. In another bowl, or on a plate, mix together the bread crumbs and all the seasonings.
  7. Now your ready for your assembly line (see picture above). I like to set all my containers to the side of preheated pans so I can move the breaded pieces right into the pan.
  8. Add a tablespoon of preferred fat to the awaiting pan, then begin your breading process.
  9. Dredge a piece of chicken in the tapioca flour, shake of excess.
  10. Dredge in the milk & olive oil emulsion.
  11. Continue with the breadcrumbs, pressing firmly on both sides to get as many crumbs stuck on there as possible.
  12. Cook chicken pieces until golden brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  13. Place chicken in an 11 x 17 baking pan or a a cookie sheet.
  14. Drizzle each piece with a few tablespoons of sauce, and top with a sprinkling of cheese.
  15. Bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes to melt the cheese and heat the sauce through.
  16. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Dairy Free & Egg Free Chicken 'Parm'
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 1215mg53%
Potassium 631mg18%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.