Brad's Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan


This is a relatively simple recipe for making great chicken Parmesan at home. Goes great over angel hair pasta with a big piece of garlic bread, steamed broccoli, and a glass of Cabernet.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 48 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 3 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 eggs

  • 12 ounces Italian-seasoned bread crumbs

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided, or more to taste

  • 2 (24 ounce) jars marinara sauce, or more to taste

  • 12 slices mozzarella cheese

  • 1 (3 ounce) package Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons oregano

  • 2 tablespoons basil

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder


  1. Spread flour on a shallow plate. Beat eggs in a bowl. Pour bread crumbs into a shallow bowl. Dredge chicken breasts in flour. Dip in egg and roll in bread crumbs to coat.

  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry breaded chicken breasts, 2 at a time, until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining butter and chicken breasts.

  3. Layer chicken breasts in a slow cooker, covering each layer with marinara sauce.

  4. Cook on low until flavors combine, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

  5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  6. Place chicken breasts side-by-side in a baking dish, spooning additional sauce on top. Place 2 slices mozzarella cheese over each piece of chicken. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, and garlic powder on top.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.


Substitute margarine for the butter if desired.

Leftovers are best reheated in the oven at 275 degrees F (135 degrees C) for about 15 to 20 minutes instead of microwaving.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1051 Calories
47g Fat
99g Carbs
57g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 1051
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 21g 103%
Cholesterol 243mg 81%
Sodium 2685mg 117%
Total Carbohydrate 99g 36%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 57g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 806mg 62%
Iron 8mg 47%
Potassium 1063mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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