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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



  • 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? 🙂


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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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  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