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Mozzarella and Pesto Chicken In A Crock Pot

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8Hours
390Calories
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Ingredients

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7 SERVINGS
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6.5 ounces pesto
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package ranch dressing (powder mix)
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
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    390Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Calories390Calories from Fat250
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat28g43%
    Saturated Fat16g80%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol150mg50%
    Sodium420mg18%
    Potassium580mg17%
    Protein33g65%
    Calories from Fat250
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate1g0%
    Dietary Fiber
    Sugars0g0%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C2%
    Calcium10%
    Iron

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(92)

    Missy Keilstrup a year ago
    This recipe absolutely does not need chicken broth. The chicken releases plenty of juices on its own while cooking. Also, the chicken needs to be properly seasoned with salt and pepper before being placed in the crock pot or it turns out bland. Cooking it at the length suggested made the chicken dry so I then had to shred it so it could sit in the juices. Then I made roux, added some heavy whipping cream, fresh garlic, and Italian herbs and dumped that in with the chicken. I basically had to turn it into a pasta sauce and serve it over penne pasta.
    AJ W. a year ago
    Very good I doubled the pesto and it really added a lot also finished with some herbs at the end so good!!!!!
    Angela a year ago
    I really love this recipe. it is very simple to make. I have even made this with half cutting it in half and it is still delicious. it has become a family favorite.
    Brett a year ago
    Good so far. New ideas!
    SuperCulinaire a year ago
    Turned out very well! The chicken was very tender and the pesto added a great flavor to the meat!
    Melanie Brewer a year ago
    Very runny like soup, tasted good. Ended up mixing with rice and baking it.
    Tasty and moist. Would make it again even my 2 year old loved it!
    FmMaj9 NoName 2 years ago
    This recipe is great if you want to make a soup of shredded chicken to serve over rice. Cooking chicken breasts so long will render them very fragile, and they'll never look like the photo above. Chicken is soaked prior to sale so the pieces are already loaded with fluid, so adding anything over an 1/8th cup of broth will leave the meat submerged. Adding 2 cups makes this a soup. Adding 1.5 sticks of butter and a jar of pesto will leave a thick layer of oil on the top of the soup. I used chicken thighs for keeping the form and taste, coated the pieces with a mixture of pesto, Ranch mix and parmesan cheese, and cooked them via sous vide, grilling them afterwards for a minute on each side. They can also be grilled before the sous vide, or pan-seared for a minute, or broiled to brown. Topped with mozzarella or Italian blend cheese, fresh basil, a few strips of sundried tomatoes, and a few capers.
    Reynolds 2 years ago
    It was so delicious!! My husband LOVED it!! It was a little soupy but I just shredded the chicken to soak up more flavors and served it with angel hair pasta with butter, Parmesan and garlic salt. Sliced up some on the vine tomatoes pretty thin and added them about a half hour before and that added a great extra flavor! Soooo good!!
    Marci M. 2 years ago
    Fantastic! I used Classico brand pesto. I get asked to make this often. Sometimes I shred my chicken afterwards and make pulled chicken sandwiches. My teens love it!
    Angela B. 2 years ago
    big hit with the husband and kids!!! definitely making again!
    Jenny McKinsey 2 years ago
    It turned out pretty good! We had cheesy rice on the side.
    VaKu 2 years ago
    it was good and liked by all
    Kris 2 years ago
    Loved it! But reduced the time to 4 hours on low. Added sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms and served over pasta roni. Sauce is a broth, next time I will reduce the amount of broth to get a less 'soupy' result. Flavor is awesome!
    Lisa Bennett 2 years ago
    delicious and easy I will make it again 😊
    Alyssa Schrobilgen 2 years ago
    So easy, so tasty! I made some linguine noodles, put the chicken on top and scooped some juice from the crockpot and poured over the noodle - so delicious!
    Angie C. 2 years ago
    I think this is my first review ever, but I had to say how pleased I was with this recipe. The best part was that I did it all in the Instant Pot. I only used one stick of butter and did salt and pepper the chicken before adding it to the pot. The chicken was moist and juicy. I served it over pasta and everyone enjoyed it.
    Lisa V 2 years ago
    Family loved it, will make it again.
    Santi C 2 years ago
    This was delicious! I used a 1/2 stick of butter less and I garnished it with sun dried tomatoes. It was magnificent!!! 😘👌 next time, I’ll try it with 1 cup of chicken broth to make the sauce a little thicker
    Delicious! We ate it over spaghetti noodles. Stored it together in the fridge & it was even better the next day! Will make this again.
    D'Juan James 2 years ago
    It turned out great! I also added mushrooms and additional seasonings to the chicken! Would’ve liked the sauce a little thicker but overall great.
    Mrs. Drennon 2 years ago
    I felt it was just ok, maybe too much chicken but it was easy to make
    Muscat 2 years ago
    Great!! Served it with butter garlic pasta and used the left over juices for more pasta sauce. Will def make again
    Amandalee Westover 2 years ago
    Delicious! I mixed it with some linguine, my tastebuds danced.
    Kim B. 2 years ago
    Great I might have cook to long chicken a little dry but other wise awesome
    Sally 2 years ago
    Used my pressure cooker to make the recipe. In 20 minutes It was perfect.
    Tasha Martin 2 years ago
    It was pretty good, strong on some pesto in some bites. I added tomato which was a nice touch.
    monics f. 2 years ago
    Turned out very good!
    Octavia Cole 2 years ago
    i felt it was okay. a little bland it needed more salt and if i make it again i would either add noodles to soak up the juices or use like half a cup of broth instead. i felt the broth took away from the pesto flavor. also it turned out a bit dry so next time i may try baking it instead.
    Jennifer D. 3 years ago
    loved it! we only used 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth as on prior comment i read and made bow noodles. not a bite got tossed out

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