Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken: A Comforting and Delicious Meal

Ah, slow cookers—the dreamy kitchen gadget that promises a world where your dinner cooks while you manage the rest of your day! Today, we’re diving into the comforting world of Slow Cooker Parmesan Garlic Chicken, and yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds.

Wonderful slow-cooked family recipe!

How to Make Buffalo Wild Wings Garlic Parmesan Crock Pot Chicken

Prep the chicken: Place raw chicken breast into the slow cooker and season with salt, garlic powder, poultry seasoning, and pepper. Because pre-made dressings tend to have a lot of preservatives and be salty by themselves, it’s best not to oversalt.

Garlic Parmesan Saucy Magic: Pour the entire bottle of sauce over the chicken.

Pro tip from years of messy kitchen counters:

  • Fill the bottle halfway with whipping cream.
  • Shake it.
  • Pour it over the chicken, ensuring you get every last drop.

Add chicken, seasoning, and buffalo wild wings sauce to a crockpot.

Cheese, please: Plop cubed cream cheese on top and sprinkle in half of the Parmesan.

Set and forget: With your lid securely on, let it cook on high for 4 hours. Imagine a beautiful meal without having to stand over a hot stove!

Shred and Serve: Once cooked, shred the chicken, throw in cooked pasta, and mix everything. Finish with a scattering of chopped bacon and any remaining cheese, and allow it to melt into gooey goodness before serving alongside a family favorite side dish.

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Add cream cheese and shredded parm to top of chicken and cook.

Add toppings to slow cooker, warm, and serve.

Leftover Parmesan Garlic Chicken Storage

As someone who embraces the art of home cooking, it’s imperative to store those precious leftovers wisely for a busy weeknight dinner.

  • Containers are key: Always use an airtight container to retain moisture and avoid fridge odors mingling with your dish.
  • Timeframe: Aim to enjoy those leftovers within 3-5 days, ensuring you savor them at peak freshness and avoiding risk.
  • Remix Your Meals: Shred any remaining chicken and use it as a flavorful addition to dishes like burritos, rice dishes, or even a tortilla filling!

Tips and Tweaks: Making Parmesan Chicken Pasta Your Own

Serving Garlic Parmesan Chicken can be customized in various ways to suit your preferences and add a burst of flavor to your meal.

Here are some delicious variations that you can try to elevate this crockpot dish:

  • Colorful Vegetables: Add a pop of color and nutrition by incorporating colorful vegetables such as bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini. Sauté or roast them before serving alongside the chicken or cut and serve mixed in (once cooked and right before serving).

Roast fresh vegetables and stir in dish.

  • Lemon Zest: Brighten up the flavors of the chicken by adding some lemon zest—the citrusy tang pairs perfectly with the rich and savory parmesan garlic chicken pasta.
  • Crumbled Bacon: Crumbled bacon on top of garlic parmesan chicken is a game-changer for all bacon lovers. The crispy and salty bacon complements the creamy garlic and parmesan flavors.

Add toppings like crispy cooked bacon to Crockpot Parmesan Garlic Chicken.

  • Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle your cooked garlic parmesan chicken with a handful of fresh herbs like basil or parsley. Fresh herbs are a great way to add flavor and color to an otherwise bland-looking chicken meal.
  • Creamy Tomato: Transform your garlic parmesan chicken into a creamy tomato variation for a twist. Add a dollop of tomato sauce or Ro-tel diced tomatoes to the garlic parmesan sauce and let it simmer for a few minutes before pouring it over the chicken.
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Optionally add canned tomatoes to this dish.

Shopping for Sauce: Where to Grab Your Ingredients

Looking to replicate the Buffalo Wild Wings Garlic Parmesan Sauce magic at home? It’s available at:

  • Local Grocery Stores: Check the sauce aisle during your next grocery run.
  • Big-Name Retailers: Spotted at Walmart and Target too!
  • Online: Grab a bottle from your home via Amazon.

Most-Asked Questions About Slow Cooker Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Are there any alternatives to Parmesan cheese?

If you do not have Parmesan cheese or prefer a different flavor, you can substitute it with shredded mozzarella cheese or a blend of Italian cheeses. This will still give the dish a deliciously gooey, cheesy taste.

Easy to make garlic parmesan chicken pasta ready for weeknight dinner.

What are some recommended side dishes with slow cooker Parmesan garlic chicken?

Popular options include:

  • Oven Roasted Carrots
  • Cauliflower mashed potatoes
  • Ninja Foodi Green beans and bacon
  • Marinated Tomato Salad
  • Ranch Mushrooms

Ranch mushrooms in a bowl.

We hope you enjoy this delicious and easy-to-make parmesan garlic chicken! It’s an easy, satisfying family meal on busy weeknights. Do not forget to explore our other slow cooker dishes at Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ!