Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook time: 8 Hours
  • Total time: 8 Hours & 30 Minutes
  • Serves: 4-6



  • 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


  • 500 g (1.1 lb) 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.

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