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If you're looking for a delicious and flavorful slow cooker meal, try this pesto & ranch chicken. It's loaded with bold flavors and easy too!
Slow Cooker Ranch & Pesto Chicken
When I'm planning out my family's meals for the week, this recipe is one I keep in my pocket for when I know I'll have an especially busy day and need to just dump dinner in the crock pot and move on to the next task calling my name.
You can pair this delicious chicken with rice or pasta, or serve alone for a protein-packed meal. Here's how to make this Slow Cooker favorite.
MENU TIP: This Pesto & Ranch Chicken recipe is from week 5 of our slow cooker volume 1 menu planning made easy set!
Ingredients needed for Pesto & Ranch Chicken
- Chicken breasts
- Pesto sauce
- Dry Ranch Dressing mix
- Chicken broth
- Angel hair pasta or rice if desired
- Parmesan cheese
How to make Pesto & Ranch Chicken in the Slow Cooker
Place your chicken breasts into your slow cooker. Then, spread the pesto sauce over the chicken and sprinkle with ranch dressing mix.
Pour one cup of chicken broth into your slow cooker.
That's it! Didn't I say this one was little-to-no-prep?! Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours (cooking time may vary depending on the size of your slow cooker. Make sure to check out our Slow Cooker Secrets to find out how to master your slow cooker!)
When the chicken is almost done, prepare angel hair pasta or rice and top with chicken, if desired.
Slow Cooker Pesto & Ranch Chicken
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 6 oz jar pesto sauce
- 1 oz pkg Ranch dressing mix
- 1 cup chicken broth
- angel hair pasta or rice (optional)
- grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Place chicken into slow cooker.
- Spread pesto over chicken and sprinkle with ranch dressing mix.
- Pour chicken broth into slow cooker.
- Cover, and cook on low 4-6 hours.
- Serve alone or over pasta or rice and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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