Crockpot Chicken Parm


  • 48 oz Ragu Pasta Sauce (two 24-oz. jars)
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano (or Italian Seasoning)
  • 1 lb. penne pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Place the boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a 6-quart or larger slow cooker.
    • Sprinkle salt, pepper, and oregano evenly over the chicken.
    • Pour the Ragu Pasta Sauce over the chicken.
  2. Cooking in the Slow Cooker:
    • Cover the slow cooker and set it to cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours. Avoid opening the lid during the cooking time to retain heat.
  3. Prepare the Pasta:
    • While the chicken is cooking, cook the penne pasta on the stove-top according to the package directions.
    • Once cooked, drain the pasta well.
  4. Shred the Chicken:
    • When the cooking time is complete, use two forks to shred the chicken directly in the slow cooker.
  5. Combine Pasta and Chicken:
    • Add the drained penne pasta to the shredded chicken and sauce in the slow cooker.
    • Stir the mixture to ensure the pasta is well-coated with the sauce.
    • Flatten the pasta mixture into an even layer.
  6. Cheese Topping:
    • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese over the top of the pasta and chicken mixture.
    • Cover the slow cooker again and let it cook for an additional 15 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  7. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Once the cheese has melted, your Crockpot Chicken Parm is ready to be served.
    • Scoop portions onto plates and savor the delicious combination of tender chicken, flavorful sauce, and cheesy goodness.

This easy-to-make Crockpot Chicken Parmesan is sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy!


  1. Can I use a different type of pasta?
    • Yes, you can use your preferred pasta variety. While the recipe suggests penne, feel free to experiment with other shapes like spaghetti, fettuccine, or rigatoni.
  2. Is it necessary to use Ragu Pasta Sauce, or can I use a different brand?
    • You can use any pasta sauce of your choice. Ragu is suggested in the recipe, but feel free to choose your favorite brand or even make your own homemade sauce.
  3. Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?
    • Absolutely! Chicken thighs can be a flavorful alternative. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, as thighs may require a slightly different duration.
  4. What is the purpose of oregano or Italian seasoning in the recipe?
    • Oregano or Italian seasoning adds a blend of herbs that enhances the overall flavor of the dish. Feel free to adjust the quantity based on your personal taste preferences.
  5. Can I prepare this recipe in advance?
    • Yes, you can assemble the ingredients in the slow cooker and refrigerate them overnight. In the morning, simply turn on the slow cooker and follow the cooking instructions.
  6. Can I add vegetables to the Crockpot Chicken Parm?
    • Certainly! You can add diced bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms to the slow cooker for added flavor and nutrition.
  7. How do I store leftovers?
    • Store any leftover Crockpot Chicken Parm in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove.
  8. Can I freeze Crockpot Chicken Parm?
    • Yes, you can freeze leftovers. Allow the dish to cool, transfer it to a freezer-safe container, and store for up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
  9. What sides pair well with Crockpot Chicken Parm?
    • Serve with a side salad, garlic bread, or steamed vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal.
  10. Can I double the recipe for a larger crowd?
  • Certainly! Adjust the quantities accordingly, and you can easily double or halve the recipe based on the number of servings you need.

Feel free to tailor the recipe to suit your preferences, and don’t hesitate to get creative with additional ingredients or variations. Enjoy your Crockpot Chicken Parm!

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