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If you have five minutes to throw something into the crockpot and have a delicious meal ready for your family, then make this recipe! I love the flavor of pesto! I fell in love with it when I made homemade pesto and this chicken recipe here. Me and my little boy couldn’t get enough of this chicken and it peeled apart and was packed with delicious pesto ranch flavor. The flavor combination was amazing! You know you love a recipe when you already want to make it again. And it really helps that it was so easy!

Two slow cooker chicken pesto chicken pieces on a white plate with rice and green garnish.

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 1 star

 

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Slow Cooker Pesto Ranch Chicken

5 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
I love the flavor of pesto! I fell in love with it when I made homemade pesto and this chicken recipe here.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Slow Cooker Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Spray slow cooker with cooking spray and place chicken breasts in the bottom.
  • Sprinkle ranch packet over the chicken breasts, pour pesto over the top, and lastly pour the chicken broth over the top.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Easy huh? 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 33gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 861mgPotassium: 573mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 616IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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30 Comments

  1. This recipe was simple and tasted amazing. Chicken was so tender and full of flavour. My family and guests loved it. Would make again for sure. Thanks.

  2. This sounds great and I have it in the crock pot as I’m typing this. It’s been once about 3 hours now I just came back home and checked it and the chicken is nt completely sumberged in the liquid. Is this going to dry the chicken out. I just formed the chick over so the half that was out is now in the liquid. Thanks so much

  3. I ended up with a Lot of liquid too so I am considering pulling the liquid off the chicken and thickening it on the stove with cornstarch

  4. Did you end up with a lot of liquid? The chicken is nice & tender but the pesto just seemed to float off the breasts into the cooking liquid (1/2 cup stock). Any ideas on how to use the flavorful broth back onto the chicken?

    1. I ended up with a lot of liquid also so I am considering pulling the liquid off the chicken and thickening it on the stove with cornstarch

  5. Can I cook it on high in the crock pot? And for how long? Thank you – my daughter and daughter in law rave about this recipe!

    1. Yes you can cook it on high although I always prefer low because it doesn’t dry it out as much. But I would cook it on high for 3-4 hours. This is one of our favorites!

  6. do you happen to have the nutritional information for this recipe? it’s currently simmering away in my crock pot, but i use myfitnesspal and would like to log it! thanks! 🙂

  7. Think I can use a packet of pesto sauce? Where you mix water and oil with it? I dont think it makes 6 oz but maybe add some extra water to the crock?

  8. this looks really good! What could I add to it to make it even better.. like noodles, rice, veggies, etc.. what would you recommend?

    1. I served it with a wild rice blend and carrots and summer salad. But really any veggie combo would be awesome! Let me know how you guys like it! 🙂