Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

14 Servings360 cals

HEY! Guess what we’re FINALLY going to do? We’re gonna make another slow cooker recipe!!! I know these recipes are a majority favorite so lets just jump right into this Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan recipe that’s GREAT for meal prep!

First take out your slow cooker, link to the one I’m using (it’s around $30 shipped): My Slow Cooker: http://amzn.to/2kb3a6c

Next, add in 3 pounds of chicken breast, 2 28 ounces cans of crushed tomatoes, salsa, or your favorite pasta sauce. No salted added crushed tomatoes or salsa will be your healthiest option but a flavored pasta sauce will make the recipe taste even better (just a little tip). Continue with 1 chopped up red onion, 1 tablespoon of basil, 1 teaspoon of parsley, and 1 teaspoon of oregano. Mix those together and throw your cover on. You can cook it on high for around 4 hours or low for 6-7 hours. Cooking time will depend on how thick your chicken breast is.

After that remove the cover and shred your chicken using two forks, it should shred pretty easy if it’s cooked. Add in 3 ounces of cream cheese and 1 box of a higher protein pasta, half a box, or none if you’re watching your carbs. Mix those in.

Last sprinkle on top 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and 1 1/2 cups of a reduced fat mozzarella cheese. Cover and continue cooking on low for around 10-15 minutes. If you cook it too long your pasta will get a bit mushy so just keep an eye on it, it’ll thicken up nicely once it’s done.

To portion this out all you have to do is weigh the whole recipe and divide into how many portions you want. I made 7 and each portion was around 470 grams. Another “hack” here is to weigh your slow cooker bowl before adding in all of your ingredients and remember that number. When it’s done just re-weigh it and subtract the weight of the bowl then divide. That sounds more confusing than it is.

Tips:

  • Use your flavored pasta sauce!
  • Find a lower sugar sauce to cut down on the sugar!
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

Here is one of my favorite meal prep recipes, Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan! This recipe is super easy to make and packs a whopping 528 grams of protein!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken parmesan, crockpot, slow cooker
Servings: 14 Servings
Calories: 360kcal
Cost: $10
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken parmesan, crockpot, slow cooker
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 14 Servings
Calories: 360kcal
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 3 Pounds Chicken Breast48 Ounces
  • 2 Cans Crushed Tomatoes56 Ounces Total No Salt Added (Salsa or Pasta Sauce work too)
  • 1 Red OnionChopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Basil
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Box Pasta14.5 Ounces (or HALF/NONE)
  • 3 Ounces Cream CheeseFat Free or Reduced/Full Fat
  • ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 ½ Cups Mozzarella CheeseReduced Fat or Full Fat

Instructions

  • Add your Chicken, Sauce, Onion, Basil, Parsley, and Oregano into your slow cooker
  • Mix everything up a bit
  • Cook those on Low for 6-7 hours or High for 4 hours (cooking time depends on how thick your chicken breast is)
  • Remove your cover and shred your chicken using two forks
  • Mix in your Cream Cheese and Pasta
  • Sprinkle on your cheese
  • Continue cooking on Low for 10-15 minutes

Video

Notes

Calories in the whole recipe WITHOUT PASTA:
  • Calories: 2477
  • Fat: 45g
  • Saturated Fat: 23g
  • Sodium: 3057mg
  • Carbs: 109g Net Carbs = 87g
  • Fiber: 22g
  • Sugar: 71g
  • Protein: 409g
 
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 5045
  • Fat: 69g
  • Saturated Fat: 26g
  • Sodium: 3372mg
  • Carbs: 578g Net Carbs = 507g
  • Fiber: 71g
  • Sugar: 92g
  • Protein: 528g
 
Calories in each serving (if you make 7 w/ pasta):
  • Calories: 720
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.7g
  • Sodium: 481.7mg
  • Carbs: 82.5g Net Carbs = 72.4g
  • Fiber: 10.1g
  • Sugar: 13.1g
  • Protein: 75.4g

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.2g | Protein: 37.7g | Fat: 4.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Sodium: 240.8mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6.5g

Ingredients

  • 3 Pounds Chicken Breast 48 Ounces
  • 2 Cans Crushed Tomatoes 56 Ounces Total No Salt Added (Salsa or Pasta Sauce work too)
  • 1 Red Onion Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Basil
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Box Pasta 14.5 Ounces (or HALF/NONE)
  • 3 Ounces Cream Cheese Fat Free or Reduced/Full Fat
  • ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 ½ Cups Mozzarella Cheese Reduced Fat or Full Fat

Instructions

  • Add your Chicken, Sauce, Onion, Basil, Parsley, and Oregano into your slow cooker
  • Mix everything up a bit
  • Cook those on Low for 6-7 hours or High for 4 hours (cooking time depends on how thick your chicken breast is)
  • Remove your cover and shred your chicken using two forks
  • Mix in your Cream Cheese and Pasta
  • Sprinkle on your cheese
  • Continue cooking on Low for 10-15 minutes

Video

Notes

Calories in the whole recipe WITHOUT PASTA:
  • Calories: 2477
  • Fat: 45g
  • Saturated Fat: 23g
  • Sodium: 3057mg
  • Carbs: 109g Net Carbs = 87g
  • Fiber: 22g
  • Sugar: 71g
  • Protein: 409g
 
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 5045
  • Fat: 69g
  • Saturated Fat: 26g
  • Sodium: 3372mg
  • Carbs: 578g Net Carbs = 507g
  • Fiber: 71g
  • Sugar: 92g
  • Protein: 528g
 
Calories in each serving (if you make 7 w/ pasta):
  • Calories: 720
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.7g
  • Sodium: 481.7mg
  • Carbs: 82.5g Net Carbs = 72.4g
  • Fiber: 10.1g
  • Sugar: 13.1g
  • Protein: 75.4g

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.2g | Protein: 37.7g | Fat: 4.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Sodium: 240.8mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6.5g

6 Comments

  1. Kasimir on May 17, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Is it ok to use chicken thighs instead of breasts on your recipes?

  2. Veronica Sanders on September 7, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Love your recipes! Don’t know how we ever lived without them!

  3. Alice on September 15, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Would love to see recipes using pea protein. I bought some….and it’s yucky so far. How can I cook or bake with it and end up with something yummy and good for me?

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