Do you ever find yourself over buying on certain foods? You know when you see an item on sale and buy one or two of the item and throw it in the freezer and then forget you have it, so you buy more. That happened to us, the freezer was getting filled up with chicken breast, so I took the opportunity to make another easy chicken slow cooker recipe.
I found this recipe on bettycrocker.com. After reading the reviews on this chicken dish I knew that it would be one that was a must to try. There were several reviews on the site that raved about the chicken be super delicious and easy to make and there was only one review that had anything negative to say about this chicken and that was that the bread crumbs were mushy. Personally I liked the bread crumbs on the chicken and thought that they added flavor to the whole dish over all.
After making Chicken Parmesan in a slow cooker you may never want to make it any other way. It certainly is super easy and full of flavor. The chicken is so tender you can cut it with your fork. We all loved it.
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan (Source: adapted from bettycrocker.com)
4 boneless skinless chicken breast
1/3 cup Italian season bread crumbs (if using plain bread crumbs add a 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups of spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend or mozzarella cheese
Enough pasta of your choice for 4 servings
1. Spray slow cooker (I used a 6 quart slow cooker) with cooking spray.
2. In a small shallow bowl, beat egg until foamy. In separate shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Dip chicken into egg, then coat evenly with bread crumb mixture; place in cooker. Spread spaghetti sauce evenly over chicken.
3. Cover; cook on low heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.
4. Sprinkle Italian cheese blend over top. Cover; cook on low heat setting for 10 minutes longer. Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Serve chicken with pasta.
(Cook’s note: after coating the chicken with the bread crumb mixture I lay all the chicken breast on the bottom of the slow cooker, I didn’t layer the chicken at all. So I would advise using a larger slow cooker, I think that helps the bread crumbs from getting too mushy.)