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We had an italian night over at our house last night. And one bite of this and it was an instant favorite! I love chicken parmesan but hate all of the hassle of making it. This chicken parmesan recipe was so EASY to throw together and it tasted amazing!
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan over spaghetti noodles on a white plate.
The breading on it was so delicious and the chicken just shredded apart because it was cooked perfectly. I swear that everything is always better in a crockpot. I also served garlic parmesan pull-apart bread as a side. This meal was a winner!
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan over spaghetti on a white plate with green salad in the background.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

By: Alyssa Rivers
Am easy and delicious meal way to make chicken parmesan that is cooked to perfection in your slow cooker! Rating: 5 stars
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Slow Cooker: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings



  • Spread the 1 TBSP of olive oil into the bottom of your crockpot.
  • Beat the egg with a fork in a separate bowl.
  • Mix the bread crumbs with the seasonings and the Parmesan cheese in another separate dish.
  • Dip the chicken into the egg, then into the bread crumb mixture, coating both sides with crumbs, cheese and seasonings.
  • Place the chicken breast pieces in the bottom of the crockpot.
  • Layer 2-3 slices or 1-2 cups of mozzarella cheese on top, depending on how much cheese you like.
  • Cover chicken and cheese with entire jar of marinara sauce.
  • Close lid and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4.
  • Serve with your favorite pasta.


Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 20gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1418mgPotassium: 822mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 890IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 132mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Italian American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. I’ve been using this recipe for years and love it, thank you! Has anyone tried it in the Instant Pot? If so, what setting and for how long did you cook it? Thanks in advance!

  2. I made this for Christmas Eve dinner so I didn’t have to take up more space in the oven. It came out well! Not particularly crispy, but I mean it was cooked in the crock pot so I didn’t expect it to be lol. The only thing I might do differently is use chicken tenders instead of larger breasts; the chicken was just a little thick and bland because the flavors couldn’t seep in. Alternatively I might marinate the chicken for an hour or two before breading and cooking to give it a little more flavor. All in all a decent, easy meal, and my one year old nephew LOVED it, so a success all around.

  3. I made this today, exactly as described in the recipe, and everyone in my family enjoyed it. It was flavorful and the chicken was very tender. I did not experience any trouble with the texture. It came out exactly as one would expect when using a slow cooker. It was delicious and I will be making this again, definitely a keeper.

  4. I appreciate the comments and wonder if not adding the sauce until serving chicken would help with the soggy problem some people experienced.

    This is how I would make it if using the oven.

    I am also assuming based on #of chicken breasts to use that the jar of marinara would be approximately 15 oz.

    Even though I have been cooking for many years, I am more comfortable when specific amounts of all ingredients are shown.

    I do plan to try this recipe and hope for the best.

  5. Also, Parmesan is always capitalized. Proofreading is very important with recipes because otherwise the reader gets nervous that the directions and measurements might not be correct.

  6. Two stars.Tried it last night, it was kind of a disaster. Taste was okay but it was a soggy mess. I even put less marinara sauce cause i was concerned itd turn out soggy and yeah it did. Not trying this again.

  7. Is there a way to make enough for a family of 6 without it being soggy? I would have to layer the chicken my crock pot isn’t on the bigger side. Maybe layer with foil?

  8. Thank you for your recipe! This has become a family favorite. We devour this and I want more for leftovers! 🙂 Does cooking time vary if I want to double or triple this recipe? Will the chicken still cook properly?

  9. I have to say, I was skeptical about this slow cooking Chicken Parm idea, but I made it today and it was amazing…I layered the chicken and cheese and only used enough sauce to cover each piece (8) of chicken and everyone loved it! Thanks for the wonderful idea! Cooked mine on low for 6 hrs. and It was perfect.

    1. I was thinking about doing this. So still bread the chicken and then layer it with cheese and sauce and then stack them up like that? I was worried they would all stick together

  10. Thanks for these crockpot meals, they certainly make working and putting a meal on the table easier. You have some very nice recipes which will be used on a regular basis.