Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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Indulge in the delightful flavors of Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken, a mouthwatering dish that promises tender, flavorful chicken infused with garlic and Parmesan goodness. This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for busy days when you want a delicious and comforting meal waiting for you at dinner time.

Why Make This Recipe

This recipe is a lifesaver for busy individuals who want a flavorful and satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen. The slow cooker does all the work, allowing you to enjoy perfectly cooked chicken with minimal effort.

How to Make Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound baby potatoes, halved if large
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. Mix minced garlic, garlic salt, paprika, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Season chicken thighs with half of the garlic mixture.
  3. Brown the thighs in a skillet for about 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Place potatoes in the slow cooker, toss with the remaining garlic mixture, and arrange the browned chicken thighs on top.
  5. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours until the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the chicken before serving.
  7. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.

How to Serve Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Serve this flavorful chicken dish hot, garnished with fresh parsley. Pair it with steamed greens, roasted potatoes, or creamy mashed potatoes for a hearty and satisfying meal.

How to Store Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Store any leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven until warmed through before serving.

Tips to Make Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken

  • Ensure the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F for safety.
  • Customize the seasoning to suit your taste preferences by adjusting the amount of garlic, Parmesan, or spices.
  • For a golden-brown finish, you can broil the chicken for a few minutes after cooking in the slow cooker.


For a boost of freshness, add some lemon zest or a squeeze of lemon juice to the garlic Parmesan mixture before coating the chicken.


  1. Can I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs for this recipe?
    • Yes, you can substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs, but the skin adds flavor and helps keep the chicken moist.
  2. Can I add other vegetables to the slow cooker with the chicken?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to add carrots, onions, or bell peppers for added flavor and nutrients.
  3. Can I use chicken breasts instead of thighs?
    • Chicken breasts can be used, but thighs are more flavorful and less likely to dry out in the slow cooker. Adjust cooking time accordingly.

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