Crockpot Pesto Ranch Chicken

My crockpot has been getting a workout lately! I saw this recipe at the Picky Palate and thought it sounded interesting enough to try. I was a bit skeptical of how the flavors of ranch and pesto would blend together.  I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious this chicken was! Ron adores pesto and is a big fan of anything from the crockpot and, needless to say, loved this dish. I used chicken breasts over thighs because I prefer white meat.  I was originally going to serve this over mashed potatoes, but I switched it up and served it over pasta. I made a sauce with diced tomatoes, a slash of cream and a little Italian seasoning. We also sprinkled feta cheese over the top (sounds like an odd combo, but trust me it is awesome).  If you are looking for a new crockpot meal this one is worth a try!


2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
6 oz jar of pesto
1 package Ranch Dressing Mix
1/2 cup chicken broth


 Place chicken breasts into crockpot. Mix pesto, ranch dressing and chicken broth into crock pot. Stirring gently to combine all seasonings. Close with lid and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.

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