Naked Chicken Parmigiana


November 3, 2017

Naked Chicken Parmigiana 5 0 5 35

Super easy, super tasty ... naked parmigiana .. like regular parmi but without the crumbs ๐Ÿ™‚
Still the cheesy tomato goodness you expect!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 15 mins
  • 10 mins

    4 hrs 15 mins

    4 hrs 25 mins


1kg chicken thigh fillets

1 x 500g bottle of Napoletana or Parmigiana sauce (I used chunky tomato with herbs)

200g grated mozzarella cheese


1Place raw chicken directly into slow cooker

2Pour over the sauce

3Cook on low 4hrs

4If you prefer, before adding cheese, remove some of the excess cooking liquid by scooping it out (optional)

5Then top chicken with cheese

6Use tea towel trick after cheese goes on and cook for additional 15mins or until cheese melted

7Serve with chips and salad or side veg

Submitted by Paulene Christie


55 Reviews


May 6, 2022

This was so easy and delicious, thank you for creating such a yummy recipe for this busy mum โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ


May 5, 2022

Love it and so do my teenage boys! I make my own homemade tomato sauce so it is low carb, rather than buy a jar sauce. Itโ€™s on regular rotation in our house.


April 6, 2022

We loved this one, I added spinach under the cheese, yum


April 6, 2022

Yummy, kids loved it. Used chicken breast.

Nerissa Singh

December 12, 2021

I had clean plates with this one, even from Fussy Mr 6. Served with rice and stir fried veg

Judi Suanders

September 28, 2021

This is too easy and also very tasty. I added spinach (when I added the cheese) between chicken and cheese…


September 25, 2021

We had this but used chicken breast instead.
Definitely a favourite in my household ๐Ÿคค

Robyn Tickner

September 5, 2021

Cooked this for hubby for Fathers Day lunch, we both loved it, will be doing this one again. Thank you Paulene. ๐Ÿ˜Š


September 2, 2021

This was amazing and so easy. I also added jalapeรฑos then the cheese. Definitely no leftovers in my house.


August 31, 2021

I used drumsticks tonight as thats what I had
I should’ve scooped out more of the liquid, but other than that, delicious

Karen Cornish

August 12, 2021

One of our super easy favourites, always make extra chicken fillet for Husbandโ€™s lunch the next day. Very tasty


May 29, 2021

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! I did the BBQ version I used 2 bottles of 333’s bbq rib sauce (my favourite) served with wedges and garlic bread. Delicious

Kerry Brown

April 21, 2021

So easy.
Lots of sauce leftover which I made into minestrone.


April 17, 2021

For the people who used chicken breasts instead, did you use them whole or cut in half or even thirds?? Thanks!

If you wanted to add ham I’d add it in the last hour for it to heat through well enough


April 13, 2021

When would u put the ham on top


April 2, 2021

My two young boys and I love this. It’s cheap, easy to cook and everyone enjoys it. We’re now cooking it atleast once a week ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is all the info on the TEA TOWEL TRICK


January 28, 2021

Super easy and super yum! We used chicken breast and it was just delicious!


January 27, 2021

Putting a t/towel under the lid stops condensation drips into bowl and stops food getting too soggy

Kerry Gledhill

February 19, 2020

Easy and delicious! I used chicken breast, cooked on low 4 hours and it was perfect, i added cheese during the last hour. Went down well with my young kids, will be making again


February 2, 2020

I used chicken breast (still havent ever used thigh and kinda too scared), needed to remove the liquid at the end but it was so yum!! And super easy

Susan Kubenk

February 13, 2019

Absolutely loved this meal, and so did my hubby and daughter. Will definitely be having this again, and being so, so easy to prepare is an added bonus.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 27, 2018

Yep ๐Ÿ™‚


November 26, 2018

Would I put ham on at same time as cheese?

Tracey Davies

November 3, 2018

Simple & Satisfying no fuss recipe!

Tanya Geisel

October 14, 2018

Super tasty, super easy! Added bacon as well . A keeper for sure. I did spoon out some of the sauce before covering with cheese.


September 28, 2018

It was absolutely delicious. My entire family loved it, and my picky toddler are every last bit.

It doesn’t stick because the chicken releases HEAPS of it’s own liquid… it’s almost swimming in it by the end – hence no sticking ever ๐Ÿ™‚


August 9, 2018

How does this not stick to the bowl? If I did this in my SC I would end up with a mess of chicken and sauce stuck like glue! :-\

You can always sear the chicken first (and cut back cooking time) to reduce liquids coming from chicken
Also you can start with just chicken, drain juices, then add the sauce/cheese after ๐Ÿ™‚

Leanne Fawcett

July 5, 2018

Loved this recipe . So Easy. I did the tea towel trick and also removed some of the sauce but mine still seemed a bit “watery”, Would love some recommendations for he tomatoe sauce. Will definitely be making again.

Debbie Lee

June 28, 2018

Absolutely delicious! This will now be one of our weekly faves!


June 12, 2018

First attempt at this today, and it was amazing!!!! So simple and easy, 15 mins wasnโ€™t enough to melt the cheese all the way, so put under the grill for a couple of mins and it was sensational. It a must try everyone ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ


May 1, 2018

I enjoyed this and have lots of leftovers as my partner wasn’t too keen. Next time I’m going to try Paulenes BBQ version. I also put it into the oven for a couple of minutes to brown the cheese.


April 29, 2018

This was a big hit in our house. Voted a resounding 8/10 so we shall be making it again.

Elizabeth Gomez

March 18, 2018

Easy and delicious! Used a jar of bolognaise pasta sauce and breast fillets. I actually finished it with smoked ham and topped with cheese but under the grill as Iโ€™m planning to shred the leftover chicken into the sauce to use for burritos tomorrow night

I made a BBQ version of this one
Swapping the tomato based sauce for a small bottle of BBQ Rib sauce and I added a diced onion over the chicken fillets also
Still added the cheese at the end
The kids especially LOVED this version (we are a bbq over tomato fan family here lol)
When I make it again I think I’ll stick to the BBQ version ๐Ÿ™‚

Jessica Gabris

March 8, 2018

I make this using chicken breasts as thats what we prefer, it is absolutely divine! And it takes 30 seconds to put on!


February 22, 2018

I made this and it was amazing. I added bacon and used chicken breast because i like the breast better. I also used herb and garlic pizza sauce.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 13, 2018

You can increase it to as many fillets for serves as you need ๐Ÿ™‚ Working on 2 fillets per person


February 12, 2018

How many does this recipe serve?

Emma Roney

February 10, 2018

This was soooo beautiful and so easy definitely on my list to make again

Teegan Smirke

January 9, 2018

Seriously the easiest and yummiest tasting ever!! I did add sliced ham in between the chicken and sauce ๐Ÿ™‚


January 3, 2018

Yum, enjoyed by the whole family. Will now become regular in my house. It’s nice to find something that everyone eats and enjoys especially with fussy kids. I added sliced ham and a few Italian herbs. Kids thought it tasted like a pizza so I’ll take that as a win.


December 19, 2017

This meal was delicious and so so easy to make. It was a big hit with my family. Definately going to do it again. The left over sauce is in freezer for my spag bol i think.

Darren Comley

November 26, 2017

Brilliant. I used thighs bacon pieces and a chunky tomato And herb Lego’s sauce. Everyone loved it. Next time adding garlic. This will bye a regular

Rebecca Sutherland

November 19, 2017

Delicious! I added ham and left the lid off for the last hour, temp high to reduce the liquid. Also left the lid off to melt the cheese. Such a versatile recipe, simply change the sauce to change the flavour! Next time i am going to try romano sauce and add bacon & olives.

maz neyland

November 17, 2017

Wow delicious I did use the leggos pizza sauce and it did give a lot more flavour.
Next time I want to try the ham with it!

Jodie Leemhuis

November 16, 2017

Wow this meal is just amazing !! I added a slice of ham to each thigh and then followed the recipe and served them with chips, veggies and garlic bread. All 5 family members were extremely pleased with the result and licked their plates clean. Definitely a new family favourite at our place, thanks for yet another brilliant recipe Paulene ๐Ÿ™‚


November 13, 2017

Tried this tonight and it was scoffed down by everyone! I just used a tin of crushed tomatoes and added some Italian herbs and garlic and bacon. Really easy and will definitely make it again! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ann Noonan

November 9, 2017

This was absolutely scrumptious


November 7, 2017

Can you please explain the tea towel trick, thanks

Donna Morris

November 4, 2017

Super easy and yum. I added ham between the chicken and sauce. Even the picky eater was happy.

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