Chicken Parmesan. It's one of those classic family dinners, right? I believe I've probably tried a million versions over the course of my life. I have to say, the best Chicken Parmesan I've ever had was at this restaurant we had for a work Christmas party. It was actually a Chicken Parmesan sandwich, and it was REALLY good! Breaded and fried, with a good amount of tomato sauce, and lots of mozzarella melted on top with a crusty roll. YUM!
But you know what, I really try to cook a bit healthier at home... ... and I'm lazy. I HATE frying food at home! The grease, and then the smell of the grease, and then the cleaning up. I mean, how in the world does the grease get ON TOP of the kitchen cabinets, on the opposite side of the stove? That's just from me sauteing chicken or veggies in a little olive oil. I can only imagine the cleaning ahead if I was deep frying!
This recipe is right up my alley, but you already knew that, right? I mean dip and bread the chicken, put it in the crock, and turn on. With a side of steamed broccoli and garlic bread... totally, my kind of dinner. :)
Pour olive oil in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place beaten egg in a shallow bowl. Mix bread crumbs, Parmesan, oregano, garlic powder, pepper, and salt in a second shallow bowl. Dip chicken breasts in egg and then in bread crumb mixture, coating both sides. Place breaded chicken in the crockpot and top each with a slice of mozzarella. Pour marinara sauce over chicken. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours**.
**Because the chicken is breaded, I would recommend cooking this on high for 4 hours if you are able to. The lower temperature may cause the chicken to shred, which would taste good, but not look as nice. Just FYI. :)