Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan is only 5 ingredients! It's an easy dinner, kids love it and the crock pot does all the work for you! Serve with pasta and a salad!

chicken and sauce on top of spaghetti on a white plate.

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Slow cooker meals are an absolute time saver, especially when school is in session and weekdays are extra busy. This slow cooker chicken parmesan is great for families! We usually serve over spaghetti noodles, but any pasta would work fantastic! Angel hair would be especially fast is you're short on time.

The sauce is flavorful, the frozen chicken strips are such a great shortcut and the freshly shredded parmesan cheese has the best flavor. Sometimes I add extra cheese just because we love it SO much!

If you have leftovers, they reheat well for lunch the next day too!

If you love slow cooker chicken recipes, you'll want to try this Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken ChiliCrock-Pot Lemon Chicken and Rice or Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos!

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tomatoes and seasonings being stirred in a black crock pot.

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • use fresh minced garlic instead of garlic powder
  • use dried or fresh basil instead of Italian seasoning
  • use jarred pasta sauce instead of the canned tomatoes and seasonings
  • use mozzarella cheese instead of parmesan
  • use regular thawed chicken tenderloins instead of breaded strips

Recipe tips:

  • Freshly shredded Parmesan cheese is recommended because it melts easily and has much better taste.
  • I used the Tyson frozen breaded chicken strips sold at Sam’s Club.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan on a white plate with spaghetti.
Yield 6 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
10 Min
Cook time
6 Hour
Total time
6 H & 10 M

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan


  • 2.5 pounds frozen breaded chicken strips
  • 2 - 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh chopped parsley, if desired for garnish
  • non-stick cooking spray


  1. Prepare a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In the slow cooker, mix the tomatoes, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Place the frozen chicken strips on top of the sauce.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  5. Remove the lid and gently shift the chicken tenders until covered in the sauce. Top with the cheese and parsley, if using.
  6. Serve over hot, buttered spaghetti noodles.

Nutrition Facts




7.75 g

Sat. Fat

2 g


21.88 g


5.74 g

Net carbs

16.14 g


12.77 g


47.93 g


759.55 mg


126.63 mg

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