Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe

 One of my favorite dishes to order at a restaurant is chicken parmesan. Now you can have a restaurant-quality recipe at home! I love how easy this recipe is to throw together and that you still get the same end result (plus your house smells fabulous all day while it simmers)!

related recipe: If you love this slow cooker chicken parmesan recipe, be sure to try our SLOW COOKER CHICKEN STROGANOFF. It’s absolutely amazing. 

Serves: 4

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe

20 minPrep Time

5 hrCook Time

5 hr, 20 Total Time

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  • 2-4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (23 ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces cooked pasta


  1. Spread the olive oil into the bottom of your crock pot.
  2. Beat the egg with a fork in a separate bowl.
  3. Mix the bread crumbs with the seasonings and the Parmesan cheese in another separate dish.
  4. 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.
  5. Layer 1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
  6. Cover chicken and cheese with entire jar of marinara sauce. Close lid and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-3.
  7. Serve with your favorite pasta.



1269 cal


58 g


39 g


138 g
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(Recipe from A Year of Slow Cooking)

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32 Responses to “Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe”

    • Keri, You may never see this since you left your question well over a year ago, but in case you do....... Glad you asked your question about the "stoneware insert". I had to think about it myself since not all slow cookers have a stoneware cooking pot anymore. My original one did so I figured it out quickly. Anyhow, means the pot that you cook the food in, not something extra. Happy cooking, Kiddo!
  1. Hey, Keri...... Glad you asked the question about the "stoneware insert". I had to think it about myself since not all slow cookers have a pot made of stoneware. My original one did though, so it made sense fairly quickly. Yes, the recipe is referring to the pot the food cooks in, not something extra! Happy cooking, kiddo!!!
  2. This recipe gets 5 stars for ease of preparation and taste! Very easy to make and tastes exactly like chicken parm. BUT -- the moist environment of the crock pot means it won't get that crispy coating like "real" chicken parm gets. Make sure the chicken is completely covered with cheese - use a generous amount, and sliced mozzarella works better than shredded - otherwise you'll basically have chicken in sauce. (Which really isn't so bad either, just a little disappointing if you were expecting actual chicken parm.) Overall, we really enjoyed this and are looking forward to leftovers. Will definitely make again. But if you're looking for "real" chicken parm, this recipe isn't it. But, it's still very good and it's a nice substitute for the real thing if you want something easy.

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