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Spicy Chicken Parmigiana - Gluten, Dairy and Egg Free

February 08, 2021 S Malik 10 Comments

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An easy chicken dinner the whole family will love, perfect for weeknight. You can serve it with pasta or my baked potatoes. To keep it light serve it with a salad.

Spicy Chicken Parmigiana is gluten, dairy and egg free. It is coated with gluten free flour and breadcrumbs and fried crisp. Topped with homemade spicy tomato sauce and dairy free mozzarella cheese.

Preparing the Chicken

    You can prepare the chicken two ways

  • ๐Ÿ— Pound the chicken thin by wrapping it in a plastic and using a rolling pin or meat tenderizer.
  • ๐Ÿ— Layout the chicken on a chopping board and cut it horizontal in the middle.

Gluten Free Coating

    The gluten free breading is made up of two different flours.

  • ๐Ÿ— Gluten Free All Purpose Flour: you can also use a single flour such as rice flour instead of a flour blend.
  • ๐Ÿ— Gluten Free Breadcrumbs: I used Cornflakes Breadcrumbs but you can use store bought if you cannot find the gluten free breadcrumbs, they can be made at home from the gluten free bread.


    The gluten free breading is mixed with different seasonings.

  • ๐Ÿ— Chicken: Marinated with salt, black pepper, red chili powder (to make it spicy) and garlic.
  • ๐Ÿ— Gluten Free Breadcrumbs: Add the shredded vegan cheese, I have yet to find a vegan parmesan where I live so I use cheddar.
  • ๐Ÿ— All Purpose Flour: Season with salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.

The Sauce

I used the homemade spicy tomato sauce that I posted earlier. You can use store bought pasta, marinara or tomato sauce.

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  • 1 hr 20 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Medium


Adjust Servings:
Chicken Marination
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin (see cook's note)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (optional)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups all-purpose flour
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 cups gluten free bread crumbs (see cook's notes)
1 cup water
dairy free vegan cheese, shredded, as required
homemade spicy tomato sauce
dairy free cheese, shredded, as required
basil or parsley leaves, for garnish
oil for frying

Nutritional information

Sat. Fat


20 sec
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Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Preheat oven to 350 o F.
30 mins
chicken marinated in spices
Prepare the chicken Fillets as you like (see cook's notes). Marinate with all the marination ingredients for 30 minutes.
5 mins
  • chicken dredged in gluten free flour mixed with spices
  • chicken dipped in the water for dipping.jpg
  • chiken coated with gluten free bread crumbs
Heat oil in a pan, on medium high. Set up a dredging station - 3 bowls - flour with seasonings bowl, water bowl and last breadcrumb + cheese bowl. Dredge the chicken in flour mixture then dip in water then coat with breadcrumbs. Repeat until all the fillets are coated.
10 mins
frying breaded chicken in oil
Once the oil is hot place the coated chicken breast in oil to fry in batches. Fry until golden brown.
5 mins
  • spreading homemade spicy tomato sauce over fried chicken fillets
  • >sprinkling dairy free cheese on chicken
Remove the fillets once done and place on prepared oven safe baking dish. Then spoon a little tomato sauce over each fillet. Sprinkle the dairy free cheese and herbs on top.
30 mins
allergy friendly spicy chicken parmesan
Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes. Once done, take out and let it rest for a few minutes then enjoy!
20 sec
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Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.

Cook Notes

  • Chicken Breast: either pound them thin or slice them in half horizontally
  • Bread Crumbs: Use store bought (I used Cornflakes breadcrumbs, not sponsored) or homemade
  • Frying: Do not worry about fully cooking the chicken as we will be further cooking it in the oven. Just fry until golden brown.

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  1. Love how you transformed this delicious dish into something allergy friendly. Now more people can enjoy it!

  2. I love my moms veal parmigiana and your recipe reminds me so much of her cooking. A great idea to swap chicken for veal - much healthier!

  3. This recipe is perfect. A delicious way to enjoy chicken parmigiana even if you are gluten and dairy-free. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great conversion so that more people can enjoy this dish. It looks delicious.

  5. This is comfort food at its best!! And a bonus that it's so allergy friendly too! :)

  6. Spicy chicken parm is such a game changer! I love how this classic has just an extra notch of deliciousness. Yum!

  7. Chicken parm is a favorite chicken dish here. My youngest is gluten-free and a flavorful sauce is a must.

  8. Wow...this looks so yum... perfect for weather out here in South India..

  9. Wow...this looks so yum... perfect for weather out here in South India..

  10. This is the perfect recipe for lazy cold nights! Glad there is a GF option!