Throw almost everything in the sluggish cooker and several hours afterwards come residence to yummy rooster parm.

Yesterday we confirmed you how to make Typical Chicken Parmesan. It’s a terrific dish for when good friends are coming over and you feel like puttering a little bit in the kitchen. What if you have considerably less time? What if you want to display up at residence and dig into all that cheesy tomatoey goodness?

We have obtained you lined with a Chicken Parmesan recipe that’s designed in the sluggish cooker.

Frequently, the strategy of Chicken Parmesan cooked in a sluggish cooker is not that tricky to conceive of. Chicken and tomato sauce and cheese do very nicely in a crock pot, just after all. Very well, the tomato sauce and cheese do nicely. We recommend opting for dark meat (like thighs) instead of breasts here. Chicken breasts get a big stringy when cooked for a extensive time, even at a lower temperature. The dark meat holds up superior.

Our most important concern other than the sort of rooster, was how to get that awesome golden brown breadcrumb crunch on anything that’s been simmering all working day.

The strategy we came up with was to toast some Panko breadcrumbs independently. These crumbs are not cooked in the sluggish cooker so they really do not finish up soggy. As an alternative, they continue to be awesome and crisp. When you’re ready to consume, take your rooster items, with sauce and cheese, and put them onto a plate. Then sprinkle with the crunchy breadcrumbs. You’re golden!

Gradual Cooker Chicken Parmesan

Generate: four servings

Prep Time:five minutes

Prepare dinner Time:four several hours

Overall Time:four several hours five minutes


  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • one (24 oz.) jar tomato sauce
  • one.75 lbs. boneless skinless rooster thighs (about six-8 thighs)
  • salt and pepper
  • six oz. section-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (divided)
  • two oz. Parmesan cheese, grated (divided)
  • one/two cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • one Tbsp. olive oil


  1. In a medium bowl mix cornstarch and water right until easy. Incorporate tomato sauce and stir to mix.
  2. Incorporate adequate sauce to just go over the bottom of the sluggish cooker. Keeping the rooster rolled up as it is in its deal, arrange in the sluggish cooker over the tomato sauce in a single layer. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Top rated with fifty percent of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Drizzle with remaining tomato sauce and cook right until rooster is cook by way of, 3-four several hours on high, six-8 several hours on lower.
  5. When cooked, preheat the broiler.
  6. Take away the lid from the sluggish cooker. Spoon off any excess fat that has amassed at the top of the sauce. Discard. Sprinkle contents of sluggish cooker with remaining mozzarella. Put lid back on and cook just right until cheese has melted.
  7. On a baking sheet mix breadcrumbs, olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Put underneath broiler just right until browned, two-3 minutes.
  8. Provide rooster, cheese and sauce topped with breadcrumbs and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.

Christine Pittman

Christine is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Cookful. She also blogs at COOKtheSTORY where she specializes in simple healthier do-it-yourself recipes. Healthiness aside, she has been acknowledged to shred cheese onto a evening meal plate, microwave it for 30 seconds, and then consume the messy goop with a spoon.