Pesto Ranch Crockpot Chicken

This easy crockpot recipe takes just a few minutes to prepare before cooking and results in tender and delicious chicken at dinnertime. You’ll want to serve it with rice or mashed potatoes so you can use the wonderful juice as a gravy.

Two bite-size pieces of chicken topped with pesto beside a fork, on a white plate

Two bite-size pieces of chicken topped with pesto beside a fork, on a white plate

Crockpot Pesto Ranch Chicken

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories per Serving: 382
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 8 hrs
This easy crockpot recipe takes just a few minutes to prepare before cooking and results in tender and delicious chicken at dinnertime. You’ll want to serve it with rice or mashed potatoes so you can use the wonderful juice as a gravy.

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Non-stick spray
  • 6 oz jar of prepared pesto sauce
  • 1 packet packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
  • ½ cup chicken broth

Instructions

  • Place chicken into a lightly sprayed crockpot. Pour prepared pesto sauce, Ranch dressing mix, and chicken broth over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Notes

Look for authentic pesto sauce prepared with pine nuts and olive oil rather than substitutions, or make your own homemade pesto. Pesto freezes well, so if you make your own you can double up and freeze the extra.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley

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Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

When Mary Ann is not cooking, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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