Throwback Thursday, Slow Cooker Chicken Parmigiana Sliders

As many of you know, I share a house with my son,

a dedicated single dad and a very busy residential contractor

His 2 boys spend part of the week with us

and every other weekend

They are always with us on Tues, Wed, and often Thurs~

These are busy weeknights this Spring,

Super Boy has baseball practice 2 nights,

Big E has Lacrosse practice 2 nights, plus cub scouts…

all taking place during normal dinner time hours 5-7:30


I help out by doing some of the driving

and making sure dinner is ready when these hungry boys get home

The slow cooker really comes in handy!


This is an embarrassingly easy recipe, and very family friendly

Boneless chicken thighs, Marinara sauce,

minced onion, garlic and Italian seasoning


Pour the sauce over the seasoned chicken,

cover and go about your day


Cook on low for 6-8 hours

The chicken will be very tender,

you can shred it with 2 forks or leave it in pieces

Spread butter and garlic bread seasoning on slider buns and toast


Place chicken on buns and top with shaved Parmesan cheese


You can also serve the chicken on a piece of Texas Toast

Or on top of pasta, like easy Ready Pasta,

all you have to do is microwave it for 1 minute!

This tastes really good after a long busy day~


Slow Cooker Chicken Parmigiana Sliders

Chicken slow cooked in your favorite Marinara sauce then served on toasted garlic slider buns and fresh Parmesan for a simple and very tasty family dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Course Main Course, slow cooker
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6


  • slow cooker


  • 6 boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 24 oz. jar prepared Marinara sauce or 3 cups
  • 1-2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1-2 tsp minced onion
  • Italian seasoning
  • 6-8 small buns
  • butter
  • garlic seasoning
  • 4-6 oz. shaved Parmesan


  • Spray or line slow cooker. Add chicken and season.
  • Pour sauce over, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Toast buns spread with butter and garlic seasoning.
  • Serve chicken in buns topped with shaved Parmesan cheese.


You can also serve the chicken on a cooked piece of Texas toast {from the freezer section of your grocery store} or over pasta
Keyword chicken dinner, Chicken Parmesan, Italian chicken, slow cooker chicken Parmigiana


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34 Responses to “Throwback Thursday, Slow Cooker Chicken Parmigiana Sliders”
  1. Mary says:

    Yum Jenna! So easy and delicious too, I need to blow the dust off my slow cooker. 🙂 I know those boys must love eating at your house! Happy Thursday ♥

  2. Anything involves Parmesan is totally right up my alley!

  3. Jenna, this looks delicious and child friendly. Can you believe I don’t own a slow cooker? I am not even sure why! Happy Thursday!

  4. What a good grandmother! I’m sure you keep them well fed!

  5. I learned to love my slow cooker when my two boys were little like the two you have. What a time saver and it makes the house smell SO GOOD! I haven’t thought of using it for anything like this recipe, so even though my two are grown, I’ll have to give it try.

  6. Julie says:

    This is such an easy recipe to make in the crockpot. It’s the perfect meal for busy weeknights. Thanks for the recipe Jenna and enjoy the end of the week and weekend.

  7. Martha says:

    Great shortcut recipe, thanks for sharing!

  8. lghiggins says:

    Perfect for those busy times and looks delicious!

  9. This looks wonderful!! Will defy try this!!!!

  10. Pam says:

    Oh wow, Jenna, this is just a perfect recipe for me. My husband loves chicken parmigiana, and I love the ease of my crockpot! (In fact, I just made crockpot chicken thighs last night. Not parmigiana, though!) I can’t wait to make these. Thanks for sharing at TFT!

  11. Kari says:

    Jenna this sounds so easy and handy…love hearing about your family and I do remember those busy busy busy late afternoons when one didn’t think a hot meal would be available and fast food would suddenly be on the menu. Even though we do not have those “deadlines” anymore…we still look for quick and easy meals.Thanks for the recipe, I will be making it very soon my friend.

  12. Sarah says:

    No longer have a slow cooker here, but this looks delicious. Thanks!

  13. Anonymous says:

    So nice to have a hot meal waiting after driving kids to practices and games!

  14. sparksfit says:

    Sounds delish! Visiting you from the thursday favorite things link up.

  15. Nancy says:

    Yum! Great idea for busy days. Thank you Jenna!

  16. pattyanneart says:

    Thanks, Jenna! Can’t wait to make this. It looks so delicious and I’ve been wanting to use my slow cooker more.

  17. NikiLEOwife says:

    Sounds so good. I wonder if you could substitute thighs for breasts? I’m sure you can. We are weirdly picky and only eat white meat. I was that kid at Sunday dinner after church refusing the drumsticks and not eating if my parents and grandparents ate all the breasts haha! That was the only food I was picky about though so my mom got lucky. This is something I’m going to try. Now I just have to get my picky kid to try it lol. He will eat chicken parm, so cross your fingers for me! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

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