Cooking Time:7 hours
Ingredients4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 T olive oil
sliced mozzarella cheese (can also use shredded)
Spaghetti sauce (26 oz or more)
canned or fresh mushrooms, sliced
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite “healthier” Italian dishes. Carb-concious crockers can omit the bread crumbs and instead just dredge through the herbs & cheese. If you do this, though, be sure to increase the amount of herbs and cheese accordingly.
NOTE: To prevent the bread crumbs on bottom of the chicken from getting soggy, use an insert like this one.
- Pour olive oil into the bottom of a slow cooker and coat the bottom well using a paper towel.
- Beat the egg in a medium bowl.
- Combine bread crumbs, seasonings and the parmesan cheese and place in a shallow dish.
- Dip the chicken into the egg and then lightly dredge into the bread crumb mix to coat both sides.
- Place the chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Place one slice of cheese on each chicken breast.
- Combine pasta sauce and mushrooms the pour over top of the chicken breast pieces.
- Cover. Cook on Low for 7 hours (8 hours if you are using frozen chicken)
- Serve with angel hair pasta and crusty french bread.
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Sounds Yummy and looks really good but man o’man the sodium content is outrageous :/
Melissa …I have recalculated the nutrition facts, and it appears the program I used, calculates pasta sauce incorrectly. So I calculated it using tomato based sauce, and got the new facts. Thanks for the post, appreciate you all letting me know!
I hope your nutrition information is for all four servings, not for one serving as stated. 16,000 mg of sodium??? Even divided by 4, that’s a heck of a lot. Over 900 calories??? Please give the amount per serving. Thanks.
Hi Sue…. I have recalculated the nutrition facts, and it appears the program I used, calculates pasta sauce incorrectly. So I calculated it using tomato based sauce, and got the new facts. Thanks for the post, appreciate you all letting me know!
What did you use to calculate the Nutrition information? how many servings is this set for?
Cindy I have recalculated the nutrition facts, and it appears the program I used, calculates pasta sauce incorrectly. So I calculated it using tomato based sauce, and got the new facts. Thanks for the post, appreciate you all letting me know!
Looking at the nutrition facts that accompany the Chicken Parm recipe; numbers look really high and would like verification that they are calculated for the entire recipe rather than serving size?
Deb I am so sorry, as you are correct.. It was wrong. The program I use when I put in Pasta Sauce, gave me the sodium factor very high, when I change it to Tomato Based Sauce, it gave me the new number. Must be a glitch, but so glad you sent me a note… Thank YOU!
Substitute eggplant and you have eggplant parmesan
I am looking to make this and wanted to make sure of something. Does the breaded chicken become crispy?
It does turn a little brown, but if you like it real crispy, you could put it under the broiler to crisp it up more. Happy Crocking!
Do you put it under the broiler to crisp it up before or after it is cooked in the crock pot?
If you would like to place under the broiler, I would do it after the crocking is complete. 🙂
I just want to know if I can cook this on high for a shorter time? Thank you. I love your site!!!
Hi Julie, sometimes when a recipe says to cook on Low it needs to blend the flavors, but it you need to cook on High to get it done faster, I would definitely make sure you check it when you think it might be done. If on High, cook it for half the time, but be sure to check it before that time to make sure it is not over cooked. Hope this helps, and Happy Crocking!
I really appreciate you sharing your recipes! However, I was skeptical about this recipe….chick parm is supposed to be somewhat crispy. Your picture makes the chicken look a bit crispy. My results were what I expected. 🙁 I followed the directions….mostly, I did add additional seasoning to the chicken, the beaten egg, and the breadcrumb mixture. I did use fresh mushrooms. However, my chicken was a dry (almost shredded) soggy mess. It did taste really good, but I’m guessing I either did something wrong, or the outside of the chicken never gets even somewhat crispy. Please understand, I’m totally NOT… Read more »
Nicole, all recipes will vary, as all crock pots cook differently. I appreciate your feedback as will others. Sometimes if a recipe does not crisp up as I would like it, I will put it in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes, watching it closely. From what you said I would still make it the same way, shorten your crocking time, and use the broiler for a few minutes. Thanks again for posting Nicole, appreciate you feedback very much! Happy Crocking!
Love your site! One question when I tapped “like this one” I was sent to “about:blank”.
NOTE: To prevent the bread crumbs on bottom of the chicken from getting soggy, use an “insert like this one.”
I really hate soggy anything and I’m interested in what the insert you were talking about is.
Marjorie, I will share the long link with you. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006LB1M4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0006LB1M4&linkCode=as2&tag=getcroccom-20
What kind of insert are you talking about using to keep the bread crumbs from getting soggy?
Mary some of the slow cookers come with an insert that fits in the bottom of the slow cooker, it will keep the bread off the bottom of the slow cooker so it does not sit in all the liquid. You can also use foil or parchment paper balled up to keep it off the bottom as well. The insert is just so much easier. Happy Crocking! Insert: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006LB1M4/ref=as_li_ss_tlie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0006LB1M4&linkCode=as2&tag=getcroccom-20
I would have never thought to use foil or parchment paper…anxious to see how my future crock recipes turn out! thanks!!
Hi! What is the amount of time to cook it on the high setting?
Hi Kelly – If you crock on high your slow cooker will reach the optimal cooking temperature more quickly. It may dry out the chicken. I would reduce the time by 1 hour but check for doneness with a meat thermometer a little earlier than that. Happy Crocking!
Just made this for dinner. Absolutely LOVED it! So easy and so delicious. I am about to trawl your website for something for tomorrow!