Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan with Penne Pasta

Warmly welcome your family home with the Italian aroma of chicken parmesan slow cooking in the kitchen.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4

1 egg
1/3 cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
1 jar (26 oz) tomato pasta sauce
1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (2 oz)
2 2/3 cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)


  • 1 Spray 2- to 3-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2 In small shallow bowl, beat egg until foamy. In separate shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Dip chicken into egg, then coat evenly with bread crumb mixture; place in cooker. Spread pasta sauce evenly over chicken.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.
  • 4 Sprinkle Italian cheese blend over top. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 10 minutes longer. Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Serve chicken with pasta.

Expert Tips

This dish will quickly become a family favorite. For variety, experiment using different flavors of pasta sauces and serving it with various pasta types.

Fresh steamed green beans and slices of whole grain bread would round out this meal nicely.

The penne can be swapped with any of your favorite pastas.

To complete the meal, serve with fresh steamed green beans and warm chewy Italian bread.

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