Chicken Parm is a family favorite in many an Italian family, and plenty of non-Italian families, too. The simple combination of tender chicken breasts with sweet-savory tomato sauce, rich cheese and a crunchy bread crumb coating is deeply satisfying and totally crave-worthy. This easy-to-make slow cooker version will likely become a fast favorite in your house.
Traditional chicken Parmesan recipes involve dredging chicken breasts in flour, dunking them in egg, and coating them in bread crumbs before deep frying them. Next, the crispy chicken breasts are topped with cheese and tomato sauce and baked until the cheese melts and the sauce is bubbly. The whole thing is then served over cooked pasta. The slow cooker version here takes a big shortcut by dicing the chicken and cooking the chicken, pasta, sauce and cheese together. Toasting the bread crumbs separately and using them as a garnish provides the textural variation we love in chicken Parm without all the trouble of coating and deep frying.