Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

If you love traditional chicken parmesan but don’t have the time to make it for dinner during the week, you are going to appreciate this quick and delicious slow cooker chicken parmesan recipe!

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan- This delicious Italian meal comes together in your slow cooker while you are busy with the kids. Easy family dinner everyone will love.

I think we can all agree on the fact that chicken parmesan is delicious. The crunchy breading on the outside coating a juicy, fried piece of chicken, is heavenly.

The issue with making chicken parmesan from scratch at home is the labor-intensive part of the recipe. There is the breading steps, the frying, and the mess associated with the recipe as a whole.

My friend, Nicole, queen of all things cooking-out-of-Pinterest suggested I tried making it in the slow cooker. She texted me the recipe she uses and bam! All the ingredients go in at the same time, you hit start, and go about your day. Instant success!

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan- This delicious Italian meal comes together in your slow cooker while you are busy with the kids. Easy family dinner everyone will love.

Adding the crumbly panko crumbs on top is a bonus, providing the slow cooker version that crunch we all love from the original.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan- This delicious Italian meal comes together in your slow cooker while you are busy with the kids. Easy family dinner everyone will love.

If you need to make this recipe gluten-free, crush Chex rice cereal into a crumbly mixture and use that as a replacement for panko crumbs. That’s what I normally do at home so we can all enjoy this recipe as gluten free.

Speaking of the recipe, check out this quick video below and watch how it’s made. It’s a recipe your family will love, guaranteed.

Of course, there is the argument that the slow cooker version is much healthier than traditional Chicken Parmesan since it’s not fried; and it is. So there, another reason to make this recipe -as if you needed another one. Ha!

Whether you serve it with veggies on the side or over spaghetti, this is one meal idea you’ll often make, guaranteed.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan- This delicious Italian meal comes together in your slow cooker while you are busy with the kids. Easy family dinner everyone will love.

You can find some of my favorite slow cooker meals here, my Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup recipe, and other pasta recipes here. Enjoy!

What is your families favorite meal that you would like to cook in a slow cooker?

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan- This delicious Italian meal comes together in your slow cooker while you are busy with the kids. Easy family dinner everyone will love.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan- This delicious Italian meal comes together in your slow cooker while you are busy with the kids. Easy family dinner everyone will love.

A slow cooker version of a classic Italian dinner.

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated or, 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cooked angel hair pasta, for serving (optional)
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large (6 quart) slow cooker, place half of the crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic, and salt. Place chicken breasts inside the slow cooker, top with half of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, and pour remaining crushed tomatoes on top.
  2. Cover the slow cooker and cook, on low for 8 hours or 4 on high.
  3. Meanwhile, heat broiler and line a baking sheet with foil. In a small bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs with olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread in a thin, even layer on foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until breadcrumbs are evenly golden brown.
  4. When chicken is cooked through, sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over top. Serve in bowls over pasta, if desired, topping the chicken with breadcrumbs and remaining Parmesan cheese.

Notes

If you need to make this recipe gluten-free, crush Chex rice cereal into a crumbly mixture and use that as a replacement for panko crumbs.

10 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan”

  1. Stella says:

    I am totally making this tonight!!!!

  2. Donna says:

    I have this in my crockpot and the house smells amazing!!! The pasta is boiling and everyone is anxiously waiting for dinner. Me? not breading or frying a thing! thanks for this awesome recipe!!

  3. Patti says:

    Wondering…..the chicken breasts don’t dry out? Or does the sauce keep them moist…..

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Sauce keeps them moist!

  4. Stella says:

    Update: I made this last night it was AMAZING

  5. Rebecca says:

    If I wanted to turn this into a freezer meal for an expecting mom, do you have a recommendation for that?

    1. Brandi says:

      Did you try it as a freezer meal? I’m wondering the same. I think it should work!

      1. Laura Fuentes says:

        Definitely works! Everything except the pasta in a zip bag. Enjoy!

  6. LL says:

    So you don’t stir it at all when adding the ingredients?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I mean, I add the ingredients to the slow cooker, give it a stir, and then it cooks itself. Opening the slow cooker reduces the temperature inside the slow cooker so once I give it a first stir, I don’t touch it for hours -until the chicken is cooked.

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