Making Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches has never been easier. Everything cooks in the slow cooker and yields a delicious-tasting shredded chicken for the perfect chicken parm sandwich.
These aren’t the only sandwiches that come out perfectly cooked in the crock pot. Conder making some Alabama Chicken Sandwiches or Slow Cooker Ohio Chicken Sandwiches for your next potluck or game day gathering.
Why this chicken parmesan sandwich recipe works
There are many ways to cook up chicken parm, but when it comes to a quick and easy way, using the crock pot keeps it pretty simple. With my dump-and-go recipe, all you need are a few chicken breasts, seasonings, marinara sauce, and cheese.
Once the chicken has been cooked to fork tender, all you’ll need are the hamburger buns and the flavorful toppings of your choice to make the best chicken parm sandwich ever. This is my favorite recipe and is sure to feed a crowd. I highly doubt there will be any leftovers.
- Chicken Breasts: I like to use at least 3 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts to make sure there’s plenty of chicken once they are shredded.
- Marinara Sauce: The base of every good chicken parm recipe is the marinara sauce. I use Rao’s brand but you can choose whatever brand you prefer.
- Parmesan Cheese: The unique taste of parm gives this recipe its special flavor.
- Seasonings: Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and garlic powder are used to season the chicken while slowly cooking.
- Mozzarella Cheese: I prefer cheese sliced from the deli to ensure it melts just right over the cooked shredded chicken cutlets.
- Hamburger Buns: Any type of hamburger bun will do.
Step One – Add each chicken breast to the slow cooker.
Step Two – Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Pour over the marinara sauce.
Step Three – Sprinkle over the parmesan cheese.
Step Four – Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 hours.
Step Five – Shred the chicken with two forks.
Step Six – Toast the buns and top with the shredded chicken and mozzarella cheese. Serve the chicken parm sandwiches with the melty cheese and enjoy!
How to serve:
- Add flavor to your chicken parm sandwich with toppings such as fresh basil, extra marinara sauce, and a slice of tomato.
- You can also serve the shredded chicken parm over a bed of pasta or as a topping for a baked potato.
- If you are serving this for a crowd, keep it in the crockpot on the WARM setting and turn it off once it gets low or has been on for a couple of hours.
- In addition to regular hamburger buns, you can also serve the chicken on French rolls, a ciabatta roll, toasted bread, garlic bread, or regular white bread.
Yes. Boneless skinless chicken thighs make a great substitute for chicken breasts.
No. You can skip the golden brown crispy breading for this recipe, especially since it’s being cooked in the slow cooker. You still get the flavors of the chicken, marinara and parmesan without the work of frying.
Place any remaining chicken sandwich mix in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in a medium or large skillet over medium heat until warmed throughout.
Besides grated parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese, you can use pepper jack cheese, American, or cheddar cheese.
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches
- 3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 24 oz. Marinara Sauce (I use Rao's Brand)
- 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
- Ciabatta rolls or hamburger buns.
- Mozzarella cheese slices
- Add the chicken breasts to the slow cooker.
- Sprinkle the chicken with the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
- Pour over the marinara sauce. Sprinkle over the parmesan cheese.
- Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 hours.
- Shred the chicken with two forks.
- Toast the buns and top with the shredded chicken and mozzarella cheese.
- Serve and enjoy.
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