Make this restaurant favorite at home with your crock pot! This Chicken Parmesan Crock Pot Recipe is easy to make and tastes amazing!
Chicken Parmesan Crock Pot Recipe
Fair warning your house is going to smell amazing while this crock pot chicken parmesan is cooking. The combination of spices, sauce, and cheese is just divine!
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make an epic Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or chicken thighs (may take longer to cook)
- All-Purpose Flour
- Olive Oil
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Minced Garlic
- Italian Seasoning
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Penne Pasta
Optional - fresh basil, bread crumbs
- CrockPot/Slow Cooker
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead + Storage: You can leave your CrockPot Chicken Parmesan on low heat if you want guests to be able to serve themselves a second helping. Chicken parm leftovers can remain in the refrigerator for four to five days when stored in an airtight container.
Freezing/How to Freeze: Transfer cooked leftovers to an airtight, freezer-safe container or bag, then enjoy them within three months.
How to Reheat: Cooked leftovers of this favorite Italian dish heat well in the microwave. You can also reheat them in an oven or air fryer set to 350°F. Thaw any frozen portions in the fridge until cold but no longer frozen to ensure even cooking. Regardless of the method, your chicken must reach an internal temperature of 165°F to be safe for consumption.
Substitutions: Serve this CrockPot Chicken Parmesan over your favorite cooked pasta! We recommend one that allows you to take forkable bites, such as penne.
Vegetarian Option: Replace the chicken breast with a meat-free alternative to make it vegetarian.
Vegan Option: In addition to replacing the chicken with a plant-based substitute, vegans should also use a vegan spaghetti sauce, grated parmesan, and mozzarella alternative to make this dish safe for a vegan diet.
Gluten-Free: Gluten-free eaters should replace all-purpose flour with gluten-safe flour. It’s worth also checking the labels on your grated parmesan and mozzarella cheese, as some cheeses that have undergone processing may contain gluten.
Alcohol-Free Option: We don’t use any alcohol in this Chicken Parmesan recipe, but the blog Eat - Breathe - Love has a version with vodka sauce if this tickles your fancy!
Smaller Serving Size + Larger Group/More Servings: The written recipe yields four servings. Scale it up or down according to your desired yield, keeping in mind that you may need to work in batches if you scale up.
Make it Spicy: Replace the spaghetti sauce with arrabbiata sauce to infuse heat into your CrockPot Chicken Parmesan. Arrabbiata sauce is a red chili-based Italian pasta sauce.
Sugar-Free: The written recipe contains 8 grams of sugar per serving. Use a sugar-free spaghetti sauce to make it sugar-free.
Tips for the Best Crockpot Chicken Parmesan
- Want to skip the jarred sauce and go the DIY route? We have a CrockPot Marinara Sauce, a CopyCat Olive Garden Marinara Sauce, and our take on Gwyneth Paltrow's Go-To Homemade Tomato Sauce.
- Total time for cooking is an estimate. Make sure to check the chicken temperature to make sure it is completely done.
What to Serve with CrockPot Chicken Parmesan
This cozy yet elegant restaurant favorite is so easy to prepare that you’ll want to make it for future Italian and date nights. Leftover chicken parmesan is also a fantastic sandwich filler! We have a roundup of Olive Garden CopyCat favorites if you love the Italian-American chain as much as we do.
Sides: Olive Garden Breadsticks, CrockPot Olive Garden Minestrone, CopyCat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup, CrockPot Italian Wedding Soup, CrockPot Zuppa Toscana, Caprese Pasta Salad, Air Fryer Asparagus, CrockPot Stuffed Tomatoes, Caprese Salad Green beans, broccoli
Main Dishes: CrockPot Spinach Lasagna, Baked Rigatoni with Mini Meatballs, Cheesy Gnocchi Casserole, CrockPot Lasagna, Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole, Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Bread, CrockPot Baked Ziti, Smoked Sausage Gnocchi, Caprese Eggs Benedict
Desserts: CopyCat Olive Garden Lemon Cream Cake, Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars, Lemon Cheesecake Bars, Carrot Cake with Pineapple, Coconut, and Port Wine, Carnival Chocolate Melting Cake, Easy Tiramisu, Chocolate Shortbread Cookie
When to Serve
- Date Night
- Italian Night
- When you crave chicken comfort food
Great Crockpot Recipes
Chicken Parmesan Crock Pot Recipe
- Coat chicken in flour, season with salt and pepper
- Brown chicken on both sides
- Transfer browned chicken to crock pot, top with spaghetti sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt
- Cook on low for 5 hours
- Top with Parmesan cheese and Mozzarella Cheese, continue cooking uncovered for 1 hour
- Serve over your favorite pasta with sauce from the crock pot.
Recipe originally shared on April 27, 2015. Updated December 2020, September 2023