Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders {Freezer Meal}

One of our easiest freezer meals: Chicken Parmesan Sliders. Just put a few ingredients into the crockpot and you’ll have one of your favorite meals for a busy night. Great meal idea for large groups!


chicken parmesan sliders on a cutting board

“I need more recipes like this in my life,” I told my husband, as he and the kids scarfed down slider after slider. When I don’t have to touch raw meat (can I get an amen?), I can just dump a few ingredients in a slow cooker, and a healthy and kid-friendly meal magically appears at dinner time…I’M IN!

As with so many of our recipes, Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders freeze well. (Find all our Freezer Meal recipes here.) So double up and freeze away for another night. I included freezer meal instructions in the recipe.

chicken parmesan in the slow cooker

Here’s all you really need from the store:

  • chicken breasts, fresh or frozen
  • a jar of your favorite marinara (or make your own)
  • some mini whole wheat buns or rolls (or make your own)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • mozzarella or Provolone cheese slices

I also throw in some fresh minced garlic and Italian seasoning, but I can never leave well-enough alone. Feel free to jazz it up, but it’s really not necessary.

Throw this one in the crock tomorrow morning and relax! Oh, and pass this recipe on to the college student or new cook in your life. They will thank you.

Chicken Parmesan Sliders is the easiest crockpot meal you might ever make. The family will go nuts for this one!

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Yield: 6 1x


Just put a few ingredients (like chicken and marinara ) in to the crockpot and you’ll have one of your favorite meals for a busy night!


  • 34 chicken breasts
  • 1 jar (25 ounces) or 3 cups all-natural marinara sauce (or make your own)
  • Optional: 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed in hand
  • 12 mini whole wheat buns or 6 large whole wheat buns (ormake your own)
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 slices of Provolone or Mozzarella cheese


  1. Add chicken breasts, sauce, garlic, and seasoning to the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on LOW for 3-4 hours. Chicken is done when it shreds easily and is white all the way through. Shred with two forks.
  3. To build a sandwich place some hot shredded chicken inside a bun, sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese, top with Provolone or Mozzarella cheese slice, and pop the top of the bun in place. Enjoy!


Freezer Meal Instructions:
To Freeze:
Fully cook and cool the chicken. Place in a freezer-safe container or zip top bag. You can also wrap up the cheese slices and rolls tightly and freeze. Keep all ingredients in a grocery sack in the freezer, so the meal components are together.
To Prepare:
When ready to cook, thaw everything in the fridge for 24-48 hours. If chicken is still partially frozen, use the defrost setting on the microwave. Warm chicken mixture over medium-low on the stove stirring occasionally, in a slow cooker on low setting, or in the microwave. Serve according to the instructions in Step 3 above.

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  1. Pamela Stewart says

    Looks delicious. If you make your own sauce, how much do you put in the crock pot?

    • Rachel says

      Great question! I just updated the recipe. You will need 3 cups of homemade marinara sauce.

  2. Lauren says

    Hi! Thanks so much for all of these recipes! It is so appreciated! I made this yesterday and it went over well-enough (of course one of the two kids didn’t like it as much! :)). But I wondered if there was a second recipe that the left over chicken could be used for (some sort of chicken Parmesan casserole)? My creations don’t always work out…LOL! Thanks!

  3. Kim Henrich says

    When you say 3-4 chicken breast, is that 3-4 full breasts or 3-4 1/2 breast, as they are packaged?

    Thank you. Sounds delicious!

    • Polly says

      3-4 FULL.

      • Kim H says

        Thank you. Making for our 4th of July party! Made the marinara sauce recipe. It rocks!!

  4. Jamie says

    Looks and sounds delicious! If using frozen chicken, will cooking times change?

    Thank you!

    • Rachel says

      I haven’t used frozen chicken before, so I’m sorry that I can’t advise on that one.

      • Lauren says

        I used frozen chicken and it worked out perfectly, high for 6 hrs.

  5. Sharon says

    Making 9 batches of this for a meal swap this weekend. Sounds yummy!! Thanks!

    • Rachel says

      That is awesome, Sharon! It’s so easy and a crowd favorite.

  6. Keija says

    We are in the process of moving so I made this because it looked so simple. It was thoroughly enjoyed by 4 adults and a 1 year old! Thanks for the easy, delicious recipe!

  7. Monique says

    I made this yesterday and it is DELICIOUS! Even my picky 3 year old asked for seconds. This will definitely be in rotation in my meal planning. Thank you for sharing these recipes!

    • Rachel says

      Awesome! I love hearing success stories, especially with picky kiddos. yeah!

  8. Amber says

    This recipe worked out great for my son’s first birthday party, so simple! Everyone was commenting on how delicious they were – My addition: I toasted up some panko breadcrumbs in butter.. People were able to scoop some on before adding the cheese and it gave it that crunch of chicken parm. Will definitely be making again!

    • Polly says

      Good idea!

  9. Patty says

    Made these for dinner tonight and they were crazy good. The provolone really made the sandwiches. Love your recipes. I have a four month old and three year old and have just started freezer cooking. Freezer meals have allowed me to enjoy cooking again despite my busy work schedule. Your recipes and tips have been so much help. Thank you!

    • Polly says

      We love hearing that! I just made these last week too and am so glad we have leftovers!

  10. Jen Garrett says

    This is in the crockpot right now and my house smells divine!!! Yum!

    • Rachel says

      Yeah! You’ll have to let me know what the boys think. I hope they like it. You can tell Justin that this one doesn’t have any hidden spinach in it. 😉