Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

This belly-warming slow cooker chicken parmesan is a fantastic way to finish a busy day.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

The chicken is crumbed with a delicious combination of breadcrumbs, basil, seasoning, and parmesan. It is then topped with a pasta sauce and a generous amount of cheese.  It’s the perfect dish if you need to feed quite a few heads.

It’s important to keep in mind that cooking this dish in a slow cooker will result in it not being crispy. However, you will still have a flavor-packed meal that is so easy to get cooking early in the day.

What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan

If you’re thinking of what sides you would like to have with this dish, then you will be happy to hear there is a surprising amount of recipes that you can do.

A side of chips and a green salad goes perfectly with this chicken parmesan. Even some slow-cooked baby potatoes go nicely on the side of this chicken dish.

Chicken Parmesan

You can also serve the chicken on top of some freshly cooked pasta. In my photos, I served the chicken parmesan with some pasta, baby spinach, and a drizzle of olive oil. I can happily say that it was a delicious success.

The last of my suggestions is to serve it with some slow-cooked potato mash. You will need a second slow cooker, or you can make the mashed potato over the stove. Either method produces a delicious mash that matches perfectly with this delicious chicken parmesan.

If you have any suggestions on what to serve with this dish, then be sure to leave a comment.

Tweaking this Recipe

Getting this recipe right is pretty easy, so you should get a delicious meal, even with a few stuff-ups. Below are a couple of ideas on how you can tweak the recipe.

I use my homemade slow cooker marinara sauce in this recipe. It really adds a ton of flavor to the dish and is easy to alter if you want some more flavors. If you have the time, I highly recommend making some marinara sauce and keeping it frozen for whenever you need it.

To make this recipe a little easier, you can skip the step where you crumb the chicken. Add the chicken into the slow cooker and top with the sauce and cheese. Lastly, finish with the breadcrumbs.

Chicken Parmesan with Pasta

On the flip side, if you don’t mind putting in a little bit more work, you can fry the crumbed chicken breasts so that they’re nice and crispy on the outside. However, it will still go slightly soggy over the long cooking time.

You can try playing around with the cheese combination in this recipe. A combination of mozzarella, parmesan, and cheddar is super delicious, or you could try using blue cheese if you’re feeling experimental.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Prep time
30 Minutes
Cook time
8 Hours
Total time
8 Hours & 30 Minutes



  • 4 chicken breasts
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp basil, chopped
  • ¼ cup parmesan, shredded


  • 500g (17.5 oz) marinara sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup parmesan, shredded


  1. Firstly, in a bowl, add the flour, salt, and pepper.
  2. Secondly, in a clean bowl, beat the two eggs.
  3. In a new bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, basil, and parmesan.
  4. Coat the chicken in the flour, egg and then cover in breadcrumbs until completely coated. Repeat for all four chicken breasts.
  5. Lightly grease the slow cooker with oil.
  6. Place the chicken into the slow cooker and top with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
  7. Next, top with the pasta sauce and finish with the rest of the cheddar cheese and parmesan.
  8. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  9. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • There is no need to butterfly the chicken as they will be cooked all the way through by the end of cooking.
  • As I mentioned above, you can use any type of pasta sauce that you like. Personally, I like to use my homemade marinara sauce, but any store-bought jar sauce will work just as well.
  • If you don't like the possibility of soggy breadcrumbs, then simply don’t coat the chicken. Once the chicken has finished cooking, top with some pan-fried breadcrumbs.
  • Feel free to experiment a little with the type of cheese you use. I like the mix of parmesan and cheddar, but something like mozzarella will also work.

Nutritional Information

This slow cooker chicken parmesan is so delicious. However, you might be curious as to how much of an impact it will have on your daily diet. If this is the case, then you can find all the information you need right below.

As I always like to mention, this information is only an estimate, so keep this in mind if you calculate it yourself.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 412g (14.53 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 703 Calories from Fat 324.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.1g 56%
Saturated Fat 12.9g 65%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 451mg 150%
Sodium 1146mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 62g 124%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

More Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

If you don’t feel like eating some chicken parmesan but want a slow cooker chicken dish, then there is a ton to pick from.

A delicious meal I highly recommend trying is the bacon and chicken carbonara. You will need to cook the pasta separately. However, the slow-cooked creamy carbonara sauce is so tasty it’s worth cooking in the slow cooker.

The chicken cordon bleu is another cheesy chicken recipe that I love and highly recommend making. You will love the creamy sauce and cheesy breadcrumb topping.

I hope that you enjoy this slow cooker chicken parmesan and that you don’t run into issues making it. If you have some feedback, tips, thoughts, or anything else that you would like to say, then please feel free to leave a comment below.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.

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