This post was written by Erin Palinski-Wade
What’s red and green and easier to make than a roll of pre-made sugar cookie dough? My festive Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan of course! This is one of my favorite recipes since it not only tastes great, but it takes less than 5 minutes to prep and make. You can toss it together and run out to finish your last minute shopping while it cooks. And if you make enough, you can have easy leftovers for tomorrow too!
This time of year between trying to juggle end of the year work projects and deadlines, last minute shopping, wrapping (which I loathe!), Joey’s birthday (I can’t believe he’s turning 3 already!!), and oh yea a brand new baby(!!!) it’s just too crazy to even think about what to make for dinner. I really didn’t want to resort to take out since I’d like to eat as healthy as possible before all of the large holiday meals. And that’s where this recipe came in. I love me some chicken parm (who doesn’t?), but it can be very time consuming. When trying to multitask while watching a toddler who loves to climb and jump off furniture and a new baby who loves to be held, I need to make my recipes as simple as possible. So I thought, why not throw all of the chicken parm ingredients in the slow cooker and see what happens. Luckily, the result was delicious!
- 1 lb skinless chicken breast
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Coat the bottom of a slow cooker with olive oil and place the chicken breasts on top. Sprinkle on breadcrumbs and garlic. Pour the tomato sauce on top and then add the Parmesan cheese. Cook on high for 4 hours. During the last 15 minutes of cooking, top with fresh mozzarella and allow to melt. Serve warm with a side of steamed veggies (I chose steamed broccoli for a red/green festive combo) and enjoy!
I can’t wait to hear what you think!