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Crockpot Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

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Crockpot chicken Parmesan sandwiches a perfect dinner for busy nights. The chicken cooks in the slow cooker all day so all you have to do is shred it and assemble the sandwiches when you get home.

Sandwich made from bun, provolone cheese, and shredded marinara to make a tasty chicken parm sandwich with a crockpot filling.

Imagine tender shredded chicken, slow cooked in marinara and then piled high on toasted garlic bread buns with a bit of melted cheese. Then stop imagining it, and make some.

This easy recipe is great for those nights when you know things are going to be hectic. You can let the chicken cook while you go about your day.

When you are ready to eat, all you have to do is toast the buns and shred the chicken. Of course, you can even skip those steps if you want.

But we highly recommend taking the few minutes to do it. Toasting the buns help them to hold up to the moisture of the chicken.

If you want even more of a moisture barrier, you can always melt cheese above and below the chicken. We love cheese, so more is never a bad thing.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

There is practically no measuring. In fact, if you cook like I do most of the time and measure things like garlic and oregano with your heart, there is no measuring.

The preparation involves only putting some chicken in a crockpot, adding marinara sauce and a few seasonings and letting it cook.

When it’s done, shred the meat with a couple of forks. You don’t even need to shred it very fine, just enough to make it easier to divide amongst the sandwiches.

Toasted garlic butter buns, need I say more? That is enough to talk my boys into eating just about anything.

This recipe is really economical. You can feed a whole family with just a few chicken breasts and have some leftover.

Shredded chicken parmesan sandwiches with melted cheese and toasted garlic bread buns.

We like using sliced mozzarella or provolone because it makes assembly easy. However, you can use fresh mozzarella or shredded cheese if you prefer.

The whole idea is to keep things easy for yourself, so whatever you have works. Use what you like.

More Great Recipes to Try

These Italian flavors are always a hit with my gang.  But if you would like something a bit different, you may like these other slow cooker chicken recipes.

If a burrito bowl is what you have in mind, you should make the salsa chicken for sure! It is full of flavor and great served over lime cilantro rice.

Oooooh, or honey sesame chicken! Now I’m hungry and want them all.

Inside of shredded chicken parm sandwich with melted provolone cheese and toasted garlic bread bun.

Every time we have a good slow cooker dinner like this, it makes me wonder why I don’t use it more often.  I have a few ideas I want to try out soon.

Hopefully they’ll work out and I can share them with you.  What are your favorite things to cook in the slow cooker?

Or for another fun twist on chicken parm, try chicken Parmesan stuffed shells. They are fancy enough for guests, but really pretty simple to put together.

Inside of shredded chicken parm sandwich with melted provolone cheese and toasted garlic bread bun.

Crockpot Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Carlee
These chicken Parmesan sandwiches are a perfect busy night dinner. The chicken cooks in the slow cooker all day so all you have to do is shred and assemble when you get home!
4.75 from 16 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes


  • 2 lb. skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 24 oz jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 hamburger buns or hoagie rolls
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 8 slices provolone


  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place in slow cooker. Pour sauce over chicken and sprinkle with garlic powder and oregano. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4.
    2 lb. skinless, 24 oz jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place open buns, cut side up on a baking sheet. Melt butter and stir in garlic salt. Brush over bun faces. Place in oven and cook until lightly toasted, 5-10 minutes.
    8 hamburger buns or hoagie rolls, 2 Tablespoons butter, ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • Shred chicken with a couple of forks. Then mound on top of the bottom halves of the burger buns. Top with a slice of cheese and place back in the oven to melt the cheese, this should take only a couple of more minutes.
    8 slices provolone
  • Dinner is ready!


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 447kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 48gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 1100mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Tuesday 20th of February 2018

These sound so great! Pinning to try soon! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week! Kim


Monday 19th of February 2018

I could use one of these right now! They look and sound so tasty. I love the provolone cheese. Warm sandwiches are always so nice. I hope that you had a nice Valentine's day. This was a nice change to post. I posted a big heart of Fudge for Valentine's day, and right now a sandwich sounds better!


Monday 19th of February 2018

They're definitely a hit at our house, thank you!


Friday 16th of February 2018

Hi Carlee, my slow cooker is rarely put away I use it so often. Saying that though I have never, ever cooked anything pullable in it and I do keep meaning to. Everytime I read one of your pulled meat recipes I think I must give that a go, but never quite get there... My favorite slow cooker meal has to be soup. The slow cooking brings out the flavours perfectly.



Saturday 17th of February 2018

One of these days you'll do it! I wish I could talk my husband into liking soup more, I love it but he could do without. If he enjoyed it, I would probably always have some perking on the counter during the winter too!

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 14th of February 2018

I made these ya know and they were a huge hit! The shredded chicken for them was brilliant! Happy Valentine’s Day!


Friday 16th of February 2018

I am so glad you enjoyed them! <3