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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe for Subs

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This slow cooker chicken parmesan recipe is low-carb, gluten-free, and keto friendly since it doesn’t have the bread crumbs or bread crumb mixture you would normally find in a chicken parmesan recipe.

Plus this low-carb version allows you to make a crock pot chicken parmesan sub sandwich that is perfect for keto when served on the right rolls.

You may want to pick up these keto rolls for a great way to take this recipe to the next level or make this grain-free bread for a homemade way to serve up this tender chicken breast. 

I love the ease of making slow cooker recipes, so when a craving for traditional chicken parmesan hit I decided to create a slow cooker version.

Now I can easily serve up a delicious dinner of crockpot chicken parmesan and enjoy the perfect comfort food on a busy night. 

slow cooker chicken parmesan recipe

Variations on this Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe 

This will be one of your favorite crockpot chicken recipes because it is quick to prepare and it can be served in a variety of ways.

If you aren’t following a low-carb diet or counting carbs, you could serve this recipe with penne pasta. The only thing I would suggest is to add a little tomato sauce to the top of the chicken if you decide to serve this easy recipe this way. 

Add some tangy marinara to the boneless skinless chicken breasts to make a spaghetti sauce with chunks of cooked chicken.

Serve with al dente pasta to make a flavorful parmesan pasta recipe that can be thrown together in minutes after the slow cooking has been completed. 

This recipe is also really good when prepared with extra cheese on top and served in a shallow bowl alongside a small bowl of chips on game day.

Add a block of cream cheese in a single layer along with mozzarella cheese to create a cheese melt that will coat chicken at the bottom of the slow cooker. 

Add some homemade pasta sauce, tomato paste, or your favorite marinara sauce to this juicy chicken along with chicken broth and heavy cream to create a chicken parmesan soup that is sure to be a family favorite. 

chicken in crockpot

​Ingredients Needed to Make this Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe 

When you hit the grocery store to prepare to make this slow-cooking recipe, you will need the following items:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Bulb of Garlic (Garlic Powder Works Too)
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Basil (Fresh Basil Works) 
  • Oregano
  • Teaspoon Salt
  • Teaspoon Pepper
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese 

All of the seasonings, cheese, tomatoes, and flavors of decadent chicken come together to create a slow-cooking meal that is perfect for busy nights.

You can substitute the oregano and basil with Italian seasoning if that’s what you have on hand, it will deliver a similar taste. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe

How to Make Chicken Parmesan in an Instant Pot

If you are looking for a fast way to cook this slow-cooker chicken parmesan recipe, you can make it in an Instant Pot.

This is an easy and quick way to enjoy a delicious meal without waiting for the slow cooker to reach the right internal temperature. 

Add the raw chicken to the instant pot. Sprinkle seasoning on top. Add the crushed tomatoes and a 1/4 cup of water to the top of the instant pot chicken parmesan. 

Close the lid and set the vent to sealing. 

Press the pressure cooker/manual setting and cook on high pressure for about 3 minutes. 

The instant pot will start cooking chicken in about 7 minutes. 

When the entire cooking time comes to an end, release the steam. 

Remove the lid and sprinkle the cheese on top of the sauce-covered chicken. You can choose to use half of the parmesan cheese at the beginning of this recipe and sprinkle the rest on at the end if you choose. 

Pop the lid back on top, select the saute setting, and allow the cheese to melt for a few minutes. You may not have to turn the Instant Pot back on if the inside is still at a high enough temperature to melt the cheese.

How to Store this Slow Cooker Recipe

This recipe is just as good when served the next day! You can warm leftovers up in a large skillet on medium-high heat with a little bit of olive oil or heat them up in the microwave for a quick meal.

Just be sure to store this recipe in an airtight container so it stays fresh the next time you want to heat it up. This is one of those crockpot meals that will stay good for a long time if stored properly. 

If you want to make your meal plans in advance, double up this recipe and freeze the leftovers to serve for up to 3 months. Just be sure to pull it out and allow it to thaw out overnight before heating it up again. 

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New Recipes for You to Try

If you love making crockpot recipes, you will enjoy this CrockPot Mexican Food :Shredded Chicken that can be made in as little as 3-4 hours.

If you enjoy super nachos from your favorite Mexican restaurant, this is the perfect dip chicken to include. It shreds while cooking and is perfect for serving on game days. 

You may also enjoy making this easy keto crockpot dump meal of Keto Chicken & Rice Soup. Slow-cooking low-carb meals has never been easier! 

For those paying attention to the daily value of carbs that they are taking in you may enjoy all of my low-carb recipes like this recipe for Cheesy Keto Crockpot Chicken with a Kick.

You can prepare this Keto Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup Crockpot in less than a half hour and cook in as little as 4-6 hours. 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe for Subs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 & 1/2 - 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1-2 Large Cans Crushed Tomato
  • 1 Bulb of Garlic skinned and chopped
  • 1 Lb. Bag of Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons of Basil
  • 1 Tablespoons of Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of Pepper
  • 1 Cup of Parmesan Cheese


  1. Add all ingredients except the mozzarella to the crockpot.
  1. Cook for 2-4 hours or until chicken is tender and falling apart.
  2. Add mozzarella cheese and stir right before serving.
  3. Serve with low-carb rolls.

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Melissa Dixon Thirty Something Super Mom
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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Kim O

Wednesday 15th of March 2017

OOH these look easy. i love my slow cooker.


Thursday 2nd of February 2017

Chicken Parmesan is my son's favorite meal, he would go nuts over these sandwiches! We don't use the crockpot very often but I must say that pork and beef burritos cook up very nicely in one!

Mike Byrd ( you know me as Dad )

Thursday 29th of September 2016

Chicken...cheese... YUM !!! can't go wrong ! I , too , would like to hear about the self stirring croc pot. Keep the recipes coming..


Thursday 29th of September 2016

Click the link in the post, it will bring you right to the crockpot on Amazon where you can pick one up and save yourself some time!


Thursday 22nd of September 2016

These look delicious! I love love cooking meals like this i a slow cooker, my husband saw this recipe and wants me to make it for him, thanks for the idea!


Thursday 22nd of September 2016

OMG does that look delish. And I am totally a spicy fan myself, so bring on those jalapenos. Oh and tell me more about this "crockpot that stirs" never heard of anything like that.

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