Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan is a super easy dinner recipe for crispy breaded chicken, coated in parmesan cheese and Roma tomatoes. Just throw all the ingredients together in the morning and come back to this juicy chicken meal just in time for dinner.

Slow cooker chicken parmesan with spaghetti.

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Why this Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe is a Keeper

  • Easy Ingredients: All of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen or local grocery store.
  • Family Friendly: This is a classic family recipe that both kids and adults are sure to enjoy.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Enjoy this slow cooker chicken parmesan recipe throughout the week. It’s the perfect recipe to top cooked pasta, sliders, or subs.

If you’re looking for more slow cooker meals like this recipe, try these: Slow Cooker Lasagna, Slow Cooker Sloppy Steak, and Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast.

Can You Put Raw Chicken into a Crock Pot?

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Yes, you can put raw chicken into the crockpot to make this copycat Olive Garden chicken pasta. The chicken will cook over the course of several hours. It saves time, comes out tender and flavorful, and you’ll be able to shred the chicken easily.

Ingredient Notes for Easy Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Sauce

Chciken, seasoning, sauce and pasta.
  • Boneless Chicken Breasts: Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. You can also make chicken parm with chicken thighs as well.
  • Breading: Season the breadcrumbs with our Italian seasoning recipe and use them to coat each piece of chicken.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Use freshly grated parmesan cheese from the block, along with shredded mozzarella cheese.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions for Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan

  • Tomato Sauce: Use marinara sauce from a jar, or try our recipe for pasta sauce.
  • Herbs: Add different herbs to your slow cooker parmesan chicken, such as oregano, basil, thyme, or rosemary. You can also season the breaded chicken breasts with garlic powder.

Special Equipment Needed for Chicken Parm

  • Crock Pot: Make this recipe in the slow cooker, crock pot, or Dutch oven. This recipe has a cook time of 6-7 hours on low, so you can forget about it and come back to it later.

Pro Tip

Add a squeeze of lemon juice to your chicken in the crock pot for a fresh, zesty taste.

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How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti

These are the basic steps for making slow cooker chicken parmesan. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

1. Make the Breadcrumb Mixture

Drizzle olive oil all over the bottom of the crockpot, then beat the egg in a medium bowl or shallow plate. In another bowl or shallow plate, mix bread crumbs, spices, and grated cheese together and set aside.

2. Coat Chicken and Place in Crock Pot

Dip each chicken breast into egg and then dredge in your breadcrumb mixture, making sure to evenly coat both sides. Place coated chicken on the bottom of crock pot.

3. Cover in Cheese and Cook

Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over the chicken and pour the roasted Roma tomatoes and sauce over the chicken breasts. Place the lid on the crock pot to cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours, until the chicken is completely cooked and the cheese is melted. Serve chicken parmesan and pasta together, or with garlic bread. Store leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Placing the ingredients in the slow cooker.

Parmesan Chicken and Pasta in the Slow Cooker FAQs

If your chicken is rubbery, you may have cooked it for too long. It’s also possible the crock pot was too big.

Yes, but it can become tough if it cooks for too long and loses too much of its juices. Make sure you check on it occasionally as it’s cooking.

While frozen chicken is possible, thawing the chicken is recommended. Just thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Expert Tips for Making Crock Pot Chicken Parmesan Recipe

  • Premade Cutlets: You can save lots of time by making this recipe with premade breaded chicken cutlets. Just pour the sauce over the top of the chicken after cooking, melt the cheese on top, and serve with your favorite pasta.
  • Low Fat Cheese: For a healthier option, use low fat cheese.
  • Garlic Parmesan Chicken: Don’t forget the garlic! Before you smother the sides of the chicken with the breadcrumb mixture, whisk in some minced garlic, then add chicken to the breadcrumbs.

What to Serve with Slow Cooker Recipe for Chicken Parmesan

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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan is a super easy dinner recipe for crispy breaded chicken, coated in parmesan cheese and Roma tomatoes. Just throw all the ingredients together in the morning, and come back to this juicy chicken meal just in time for dinner.
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Ingredients

  • 3-5 Chicken Breasts, boneless and skinless
  • ½ cup Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella
  • 6 cups Roasted Roma Tomatoes

Instructions

  • Drizzle olive oil all over the bottom of the crockpot.
  • In a medium bowl or shallow plate, beat the egg. In another bowl or shallow plate, mix bread crumbs, spices, and grated cheese together and set aside.
  • Dip each chicken breast into egg and then dredge in your breadcrumb mixture, making sure to evenly coat all sides.
  • Place coated chicken on the bottom of crock pot.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella on top of the chicken and pour the roasted Roma tomatoes and sauce over the chicken breasts. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.

Expert Tips

  • Premade Cutlets: You can save lots of time by making this recipe with premade breaded chicken cutlets. Just pour the sauce over the top of the chicken after cooking, melt the cheese on top, and serve with your favorite pasta.
  • Low Fat Cheese: For a healthier option, use low fat cheese.
  • Garlic Parmesan Chicken: Don’t forget the garlic! Before you smother the sides of the chicken with the breadcrumb mixture, whisk in some minced garlic, then add chicken to the breadcrumbs.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 952mg | Potassium: 723mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 2mg
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18 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan”

  1. I was just wondering, does the chicken need to be thawed or can it be frozen. I want to make this soon but I wasn’t sure and didn’t want to mess it up. Sounds so good!

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    • For this recipe I used thawed chicken breasts. You could probably use frozen, but you may need to make some adjustments. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Ok. Thanks! I wasn’t sure if using thawed chicken, that it would overcook and dry out. I better get that chicken thawed then! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. This looks delicious! I love any new reason to use my slow cooker… must try this one! New follower from FMBT!

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  3. simple ingredients + slow cooked = YUM!
    will be making this next week..let’s see if it’s kid approved! lol!

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  4. This looks great! Very simple. I would need to add some veggies but it sounds like something i would make. I love my slow cooker!

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  5. New follower, love your blog, definitely gonna have to try the chicken parm recipe thanks!, would love you to stop by my blog sometime.

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