Chicken Parmesan on Herbed Flatbread (Grain-Free)

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This was the BEST SANDWICH EVER! Everything from the bread to the chicken and marinara sauce hit all of my taste buds beautifully!  As I am eating this sandwich I am reminded that I have given up NOTHING of value since going grain and sugar-free 10 months ago.  With a little bit of creativity, I have re-made all of my favorite foods!  Life is good!

This flatbread is pretty easy.  The only key is to get it even when you press it out.  You can use a rolling pin to do this. Just put the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper before you start.  This will create a very sturdy bread for this Chicken Parmesan sandwich. Use this “bread” for a thin crust pizza as well.

Note: I cooked my flat bread for 15 minutes but then I cut it in half and put it in the toaster for just a bit for a little more browning. This also hardens it up a little more.  It doesn’t take long in the toaster, please don’t burn the bread!

Chicken Parmesan on Herbed Flatbread

Herbed Flatbread

Makes 4
1/2 cup almond flour (I used Honeyville)
3 tbsp coconut flour (I use Tropical Traditions or Bob’s Red Mill)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup sour cream (or cream or coconut milk)
1 pastured egg
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper (not wax paper).   Mix dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, blend butter, sour cream and egg.  Stir in cheese and then add to dry ingredients.  Mix well until dough forms. Divide dough into 4 parts.

Put dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets.  Press out dough until it measures around 5 to 6 inches in diameter. This can also be done by rolling the dough between the 2 pieces of parchment paper. Make dough thin, but even and without holes.
Bake for around 15-17 minutes or until crust starts to brown.  A little brownness will give you a more sturdy crust when cooled.

Chicken Parmesan

2 Chicken breast, split in half

Salt/pepper or favorite seasoning blend

3 tbsp butter or coconut oil for pan

Mozzarella (or other Cheese) (melted)


Heat a large frying pan.  Season both sides of chicken breast generously with salt/pepper or your favorite seasoning blend. Add melted butter to pan.  Sear chicken breast 3-4 minutes on each side or until done.

Marinara Sauce

28 oz of whole tomatoes

28 oz can of diced tomatoes

3 tbsp chopped garlic

10-12 large basil leaves (or 2 tbsp of dried)

1/2 tbsp dried thyme

1 tbsp onion powder

1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes

Sweeten to taste


Add all ingredients to large pot.  Use immersion blender and blend until your desired consistency. Cook on medium-low, covered for at least 15 minutes. Taste for sweetness and adjust if needed.


Cut flatbread in half.  Place a few tablespoons of marinara sauce on bread.  Top with chicken breast and more marinara.  Finish off with Mozzarella (I actually used sharp cheddar and placed the cheese in microwave long enough for it to melt and then poured it over the chicken).  Top with other piece of flat bread. Now the important part, Eat and enjoy!

**Save extra marinara for future recipes like Herbed Pita Chips!!

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  1. says

    Oooh, Herbed Pita Chips–I can hardly wait! Loving & enjoying your Cheddar Chips, will be glad to add the Pita Chips to "my repertoire"! Oh, & a friend of mine is Reeeally excited about the Meatball Sandwich! Keep on cooking, and many thanks for your fabulous recipes!

  2. says

    Is there any way to get almond flour cheaper than $6 for 1 lb. ? That is unbelievably expensive. Can a person live on fruits, veggies, & lean meats w/o having to eat foods made from almond & coconut flour??? I need help to lose weight in this economy!!!!

  3. says

    These are delicious, but even toasted, they're far too fragile to make a sandwich with. These are more like a soft cracker and wouldn't stand up even to a thick dip. That said, they're very good and would work well served with, say, a salad.

  4. says

    @Norton South, try making it not as thin. I have made sandwiches on this flat bread many times with great success. Try that and let me know how it turns out! Glad you like the taste!

    • satisfyingeats says

      Amy, I would use ground sunflower seeds instead of almond flour (if that is what you are trying to avoid) I use these: Use ground sunflower seeds cup-for-cup in recipe that call for almond flour. It actually works pretty well. I would not use tapioca or coconut flour. Hope this helps!

  5. Theresa says

    Do you have to use the cheese in the flat bread? Your creativity amazes me! I have a daughter that is ADHD and this diet helps her so much. Its hard to change the eating habits of a teenager and your recipes help her so much. Thank You!

    • satisfyingeats says

      Theresa, it does add a bit of texture to the bread and makes it more sturdy. I hope this helps! I LOVE creating in the kitchen and I am so happy that I can help others!

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