I get a lot of requests for more slow cooker recipes and since I’ve been craving Italian food a lot lately, I decided to combine the two! I’ve slow cooked chicken breasts in various sauces before and they’ve always turned out well, so I figured Chicken Parmesan was the perfect next step. Who doesn’t love seasoned, breaded chicken smothered in marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese? As with all the best slow cooker recipes, this is very easy to make. The prep time is less than 10 minutes and then your work is done until you’re ready to eat! I served this with a side of wheat spaghetti and pasta sauce, but you could definitely serve it with vegetables or a salad if you want to get some greens in. Some days you just don’t want to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen, and this is the perfect recipefor one of those days.
Slow Cooker Chicken ParmesanSource: Emily Bites Original
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 T flour
4 (4 oz each) raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 lb total)
2 egg whites
1 ½ cups marinara sauce
¾ cup 2% shredded Mozzarella cheese
1. Spread the bread crumbs across the bottom of a large dry skillet and bring over medium heat. Cook for a few minutes, stirring every minute or so to rotate which crumbs are on the bottom until the crumbs are browned.
2. Combine the flour and chicken breasts in a large Ziploc bag and seal shut. Shake until the breasts are coated with the flour.
3. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat the 2 egg whites. Place the bread crumbs on a separate shallow bowl or plate. Dip one floured chicken breast in the egg whites, coating all sides, and then press it into the bread crumbs. Flip the breast to coat with crumbs and then place it into your slow cooker. Repeat with three remaining breasts, creating a single layer of breaded chicken breasts at the bottom of your slow cooker.
4. Spread the marinara sauce over the top of the chicken layer. Place the lid on your slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours. About 15-20 minutes before the cooking is finished, add the cheese so it can melt. Serve and enjoy!
Yields 4 servings. Weight Watchers P+: 7 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per serving from myfitnesspal.com: 299 calories, 18 g carbs, 9 g fat, 33 g protein, 2 g fiber