This Garlic Parmesan Chicken dinner features fresh chicken breasts, green beans, red potatoes, and flavorful seasonings for an absolutely delicious meal. It’s an easy recipe that can help you put an entire meal on the dinner table your whole family will love. Plus, it smells amazing!
If you’re looking for a different way to make chicken parmesan, try this Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta or Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta.
Why this parmesan chicken recipe works
I always see slow cooking a meal as a major perk. Not only does it prevent you from having to stand over a stove but it can also make things taste better. While the slow cooker cooks up this parmesan chicken dinner, you can tackle getting a few things done.
This one-pot, dump-and-go meal is definitely something to consider making for dinner tonight!
- Chicken Breasts: Boneless skinless chicken breast is the way to go with this recipe. The crock pot will cook them to fork tender and marinate the flavors of the other ingredients.
- Red Potatoes: These potatoes hold up extremely well when being cooked in the slow cooker. They won’t become too mushy and will often hold their shape.
- Green Beans: Not only does this vegetable add flavor, but it also adds an additional side cooked along with the chicken and potatoes.
- Seasonings: Italian seasoning, fresh garlic, garlic powder, kosher salt, and pepper create the perfect garlic parmesan sauce.
- Olive Oil: You’ll coat the bottom of the crock pot with it to keep the chicken from sticking.
- Parmesan Cheese: Added at end of cooking time to create the best-tasting garlic parmesan chicken.
Step One – Place raw chicken, potatoes, green beans, minced garlic, and all other seasonings into a slow cooker that has been sprayed with non stick spray.
Step Two – Toss all of the ingredients together to mix and ensure seasoning gets on everything.
Step Three – Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or on HIGH for about 4 hours. Make sure the chicken is cooked through.
Step Four – At the end of the cooking time, add one cup the shredded parmesan cheese.
Step Five – Stir the fresh parmesan into the cooked chicken meal.
Step Six – Sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese. Cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe FAQs and Variations
Yes! They will taste just as amazing as using chicken breasts. You can also use chicken legs!
Add cooked pasta directly to the meal, underneath as a bed, or as a side item.
Pour any leftovers into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Russet potatoes, Yukon golds, or white potatoes can be used and will still work great in this recipe.
I don’t recommend putting frozen chicken into the slow cooker. Allow it to defrost, then add chicken into the slow cooker.
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Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesen Chicken Dinner
- 1 ½ lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 lb. red potatoes cubed
- 12 oz. fresh green beans
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 3 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
WAIT TO ADD
- 1 1/2 cups shredded parmesan cheese divided
- Spray the slow cooker with non stick spray or rub down with butter or oil.
- Slice the chicken breast into strips about 1 ½” inches wide and add to the slow cooker.
- Add the remaining ingredients, except for the parmesan cheese, and stir to mix.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 hours (or on high for about 4 hours) or until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are done.
- Add one cup of the parmesan cheese and stir.
- Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Place the lid on the slow cooker and let the cheese melt for about 15 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
- No other liquid is needed in this recipe besides the olive oil; the chicken will let out some of its juices and make enough liquid to keep the recipe moist.
- Add any leftovers into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Chicken thighs can be used instead of chicken breasts.
- Russet potatoes, Yukon golds, or white potatoes can be used and will still work great in this recipe.
Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.
Look forward to making this, could I leave out the green beans? My husband isn’t a big fan of that vegetable. I was thinking a thickly sliced onion might be a good substitute.
Sarah Olson says
I think that will work great.
Sarah, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes! I am making this today and I already know it is 5 start and I am going to love it! Can’t wait to enjoy it.
Sue G. says
Very tasty recipe. Unfortunately, I didn’t empty and soak my crockpot immediately after cooking, and I ended up with a hard, sticky, dried on mess an hour later that was a bear for my husband to clean. (Yup, I “stuck” him with that job.) With all the stirring that I did, it must have wiped off the canola oil spray that I had used. My bad for not thinking it through. Anyway, it tasted great and I do have enough leftover for another meal. I’ll make some chicken gravy to add a bit more moisture, and serve it over biscuits. Great recipe, but a word to the wise…
Sue G. says
Hi, Sarah – is 3 tbsp. of Italian seasoning correct, or should that be 3 teaspoons? Seems like a lot for 1 1/2# chicken. Making this Sunday and don’t want to mess it up. No one else has commented on this, so it’s probably just me.
Sarah Olson says
3 teaspoons! Thank you so much.
Sue G. says
And, thank you for your prompt response. You saved the day!
I actually made this with the 3 Tbsps originally, and it was amazing! Tons of flavor and a little spicy because my Italian seasoning has crushed red pepper in it.
I made this today for my family and it was delicious! My kids approved so I will definitely be making this again. My picky 7 year old said she gives it 50 thumbs up! Super easy dinner to throw together. Love making dinners that require minimal effort AND that my family enjoys. The reason I only gave this 4 stars is because I found the recipe to be just a tiny bit confusing in regards to the olive oil. It states under the ingredients that it is for coating the bottom of the crock. However, under the step by step, it says to place chicken, potatoes, green beans and seasonings (no mention of oil) in a slow cooker that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Then under the actual recipe, it says to spray the slow cooker with non stick spray or rub down with oil. But then there is no other mention of the oil in the directions. It just says for step 3, add all the remaining ingredients. Does that include the olive oil? I’m sorry, I may be overthinking it a bit. It was just a little bit confusing to me. I ended up coating the bottom with some of the oil and drizzling the rest over everything before I tossed it all together. It turned out really good! But like I said, the recipe could’ve been a little more descriptive.
Chef Jeff says
Why leave the chicken in 1 1/2 in strips when everything else is bite sized? Cube your chicken, but quarter your potatoes – cubed potatoes turned to mush. Next time I’ll add the potatoes at the halfway point.
3 Tsp of Italian seasoning is overkill. Dial that back and add some other herbs, maybe some lemon pepper ( the one I use also has garlic, another consideration)? Same with the diced garlic/ garlic powder. Recipe was pretty one note.
Fresh beans don’t need 6 hours in the crock pot. I used frozen beans and added them with the Parm. 15 minutes at the end and they were just fine for serving.
Sarah Olson says
Thanks for your tips. I prefer my green beans extremely soft; that’s why I add them at the beginning.