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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Easy Crockpot Dinner: Pesto Chicken

Crockpot Pesto Chicken Recipe @rachmccarthy7

Happy Tuesday! Gearing up for a crazy week at my 9-5 job so I thought this quick, weeknight dinner would be a good recipe to share this week. I'm always trying to come up with quick and healthy dinners for the work week and as I have mentioned before, the crockpot is my best friend when it comes to this. I made this a few weeks ago for dinner and we just loved it: only four ingredients for a complete meal, quick and easy and the chicken came out super tender. I'm not the biggest fan of chicken, but it's tolerable for me in the crockpot. This chicken was delicious and I ate every bite! Totally unusual for me, so this weeknight dinner is highly approved!

Easy Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe @rachmccarthy7

With only three ingredients to add to the crockpot, dinner can be done in as quick as four hours when cooked on high. I served the chicken with a side of pasta and added a little of the leftover pesto "sauce" from the crockpot to top off the dish. You could easily serve the chicken over rice, vegetables or even on it's own. Since I was just making this for dinner for my husband and I, I only used the one 8 ounce jar of pesto and 2 chicken breasts. But, if you are cooking for a larger crowd, you can easily double or even triple the recipe. Scroll down for the recipe to this yummy weeknight dinner!

Pesto Chicken Crockpot Dinner @rachmccarthy7

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Crockpot Pesto Chicken
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 - 8 ounce jar pesto
  • 1 tablespoon chicken stock
  • 1 package pasta or rice of choice
Spray the crockpot insert with cooking spray. Add the chicken breasts and pour the jar of pesto over the chicken. Add the chicken broth to the jar of pesto and shake around, just to make sure all the pesto is out of the jar, and add to the crockpot. Cook on high for 4 hours and serve with pasta or rice of your choice.


Thanks for stopping by, friends! I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!

This post is linked up with: Tasty Tuesdays | Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday | Two Cup Tuesday | Weekend Potluck  | SITS Girls 


  1. I just bought a jar of pesto and been thinking how I want to use it and then bam, this delicious and easy recipe! Thanks girl, it's a winner!!

  2. Oh I am all about crockpot meals. This looks and sounds amazing.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  3. This looks so yummy!!! Adding this recipe to my list for crockpot meals :)

    Brittany :)

  4. I love a good pesto dish- this looks amazing and the crockpot makes life so much easier!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  5. This sounds so good and easy to make!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  6. Oh man this looks sooooo good and not to hard. OK it is now time for me to get off the computer and go eat!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  7. I love a good easy crockpot meal and this sounds awesome! Love anything with pesto!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  8. 1. This sounds delicious.
    2. This sounds easy.
    3. Shaking the broth in the pesto jar is genius. Love it.

  9. Mmm...we love chicken here and I can't wait to try this recipe! Thank you for linking up to last weeks Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday. Don't forget to link up this week, if you haven't already!


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