Crockpot Chicken Pesto

I am always looking on Pinterest for new recipe ideas. During my search, I have come across several recipes that call for pesto. I have always wanted to try a recipe with it and one day my husband had it for lunch and he was bragging about how delicious it was. We found the original recipe here. It called for 8 chicken thighs, but that is a lot of food that we would not eat! We only made it with 2 chicken breasts and that was plenty for us! 



2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 packet ranch dressing mix

about 1/2 can chicken broth

about 4 oz. of pesto



We bought an 8 oz. jar of pesto and used a little less than half of the jar. We also did not use the entire packet of dressing mix. Since we were cutting down the recipe so much, we had to eyeball the amounts that we used.


All you have to do is place the chicken in the crockpot, pour in the broth, sprinkle some ranch dressing mix on top, and then top the breasts with the pesto. Use a spoon to stir everything around and spread the pesto so it covers the top of the chicken. Put it on low for 6-8 hours or 3-4 hours on high. 



This dish was very, VERY delicious! I think we are going to be cooking with pesto more often! I hope you enjoy this simple and cheap recipe for two! 


About Allison

Marriage is a very wonderful and requires a large amount of teamwork. My husband and I are on a budget, like many other couples. We plan our meals every single week and try to find budget-friendly dinners that will be filling and healthy. Saving money never tasted so good!

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