Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Crockpot Chicken Pesto

I found this recipe on Pinterest (surprise!) and wasn't sure if Kevin would like it, but it looked so easy and yummy that I just had to try it. I had it cooking all day and I was still at work when Kevin and the kids had dinner. Kevin told me that it was really good and both kids ate everything on their plate and Avery had seconds. I think she might be going through a growth spurt b/c when I fixed myself a plate, she kept coming to me and saying "bite, bite". Little girl ate about 1/4 of my meal!

Gather it:
8 chicken thighs
1 packet of Ranch dressing mix
7 oz jar of pesto
1 cup of chicken broth (original recipe calls 1/2 cup, but we like a little sauce over our rice)
pepper, to taste

Make it:
1. Mix ranch, pesto, and broth together in crockpot.

2. Add chicken. Flip it to cover both sides or spoon pesto mixture over chicken.

3. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.

As with most crockpot meals that I do, it's easy and yummy! You must try it!

Here's the original recipe.

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  1. I made this last night. The chicken ended being a tad dry for us. :/

  2. Awesome, my wifes new favorite! Cook on high 2-3 hours is sufficient.

  3. Is the chicken frozen or thawed

  4. I've made this using both thawed and frozen chicken. Just make sure you cook it a while if using frozen and the sauce will be a little runnier. I thought it tasted fine though. FYI it wil taste better if you use chicken with bones and skin bc it will stay moist. Chicken breast may dry out per my friend's experience.


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