Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan


This recipe is from the fabulous Stephanie O’Dea’s Make it Fast, Cook it Slow Cookbook. I just can’t get enough of her recipes!  If you don’t own this book, you should!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – Low 6-7 hours, High 3-4 hours


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil ($.10)
  • 1 beaten egg ($.10)
  • 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts ($2.31)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs ($.20)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese ($.25)
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning ($.02)
  • Couple shakes of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese ($.75) Bought this week with store mailer coupon
  • 1 26 oz. can favorite marinara sauce ($1) On sale for $1 :)
  • 1/2 pound spaghetti noodles ($.25) Bought recently with $1/2 coupon when on sale for $1, only used half the package!
  • 1 box frozen spinach (free) Used free item coupon this week


  • Place olive oil in the base of the slow cooker.
  • In small bowl, whisk the egg. In another small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese (omit if dairy free!), Italian seasonings and salt and pepper.
  • Dip each chicken breast into the egg, then coat with the bread crumbs mixture. Then place into the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with handful of shredded mozzarella cheese. Pour marinara sauce over the top.
  • Cook in the slow cooker on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Just before dinner, prepare your favorite pasta according to package instructions. I choose whole wheat spaghetti noodles.
  • Cook frozen spinach as directed on package.
  • Serve Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan over Pasta with Spinach.

Cost $4.98

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  1. Lauren says

    I LOVE my slow cooker and I LOVE stephanies blog and i LOVE chicken parmasan but i LOATHE this recipe. ive made it twice, both times it came out awful. It makes the chicken taste horrible for some reason. It made my husband nauseas

  2. says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dish! We happened to make this in a hotel and it worked out GREAT!!

    My folks invited us to visit while they were traveling and staying in a hotel. I prepped this the night before we left- “battering” the chicken and tossing into a gallon bag into the freezer, shredding the cheese and tossing into a sandwich sized ziptop bag into the freezer. I also cooked two boxes of pasta- fun shapes for the kids and spaghetti for the adults. I tossed the pasta with a tad bit of olive oil to ensure the noodles didn’t stick terribly. Those went into 2 seperate ziptop bags in the fridge. In the morning, I tossed the ingredients into a cooler for our drive to the hotel. Once we arrived at the hotel, I plugged in the crockpot, added the ingredients, and we enjoyed our day (playing in the hotel pool, etc). We came back to the hotel for dinner, microwaved the pasta (most hotel rooms have microwaves and they also have microwaves available from the front desk- along with plates and utensils), and topped with the delish! chicken parmesan!

    We picked up a bagged salad from the nearby grocery store and for $10 for 8 people, we dined with delight. It was so much fun to have dinner in at a hotel. I would highly recommend it!


  3. Lauren says

    i read through the old comments but there didnt seem to be anything that would have made a difference. i tried it again thinking maybe it was the chicken i used or something but it was still gross i dont think i like the chicken juices cooked in spaghetti sauce.

    one of my husbands all time fav meals though is her cream cheese chicken, also one of the easiest!

  4. Lisa says

    I enjoyed this recipe at a friend’s home last evening. It was wonderful! When I asked about the recipe, I also learned about $ and now the Make It Fast Cook It Slow Cookbook. Yay! I’m already “hooked.”

  5. Susan says

    We had this tonight and it was a huge hit. So awesome to walk in after a long day at work/school and smell this cooking!!

  6. says

    This is my favorite! So yummy! Thank you for sharing it! I use my slowcooker every Sunday so the food is ready when we get home from church. Everyone eats this and is happy with it!


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