If you need an easy recipe that you can set and forget in the slow cooker, you will love this slow cooker chicken parmesan recipe.
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan is a simple meal that your whole family will enjoy. This recipe isn’t fried and is only sprinkled with breadcrumbs.
This recipe is perfect as a main dish or for chicken parmesan sandwiches.
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What sides can you serve with Chicken Parmesan?
- Salad (green salad or caesar)
- Green beans
- Mixed steamed vegetables (squash, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower)
Classic Chicken Parmesan in the Slow Cooker
- 1 jar marinara sauce
- 2 cloves garlic
- Basil as desired
- Italian seasoning as desired
- Salt and pepper as desired
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
- 8 oz box of spaghetti noodles
Prepare four boneless skinless chicken breasts by trimming fat and patting dry.
Season the chicken with basil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper on both sides.
In a skillet, heat 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 – 60 seconds).
Add the chicken, quickly searing each side.
In your slow cooker, pour half of the bottle of marinara sauce.
Add your chicken and cover with the remaining marinara sauce.
Top with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5-6 hours.
In a skillet right before serving, heat up 2 tbsp olive oil. Add the breadcrumbs and cook for a few minutes until crisped.
Just before serving, prepare the spaghetti noodles. Follow instructions on the box.
To serve chicken, top with mozzarella and breadcrumbs. Great over pasta, as a sandwich or on its own.
Alternate oven instructions: After searing the chicken, place in a shallow baking pan. Cover with marina sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Set the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30-45 minutes until chicken is completely done. Remove from oven. Complete steps #9-11 and serve.
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