Mozzarella and Pesto Chicken In A Crock Pot

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Ashley: "i love this recipe! i have wanted a pesto dish fo…" Read More


  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 1/2 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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NutritionView more



Calories350Calories from Fat230
Total Fat25g38%
Saturated Fat14g70%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat230
Total Carbohydrate<1g0%
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

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


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Ashley 5 days ago
i love this recipe! i have wanted a pesto dish for awhile now so i was excited to make this. it was a little bland so i added a few spices and it was perfect! my kids had seconds (and they usually hate anything that doesn't come in plastic wrapping) and my brother even took the leftovers to lunch for 2 days after saying he wouldn't eat it because "pesto tastes like grass" lol. That made me feel GREAT!
Tyler Fickert 5 days ago
Delicious. I also made a Pesto Pasta as a side with this and it was perfect!
Anthony Barrick 6 days ago
This chicken is bomb. Only 4 ingredients and a slow cooker. We added half the left overs to pasta and the other half we made into a chicken noodle soup with the broth. This one is worth it.
Ali Brunner 11 days ago
Very delicious and super simple recipe!! Going to make some pasta to go with it next time- definitely needs a little something to go with it.
Barb 15 days ago
My husband loved it. I made my own Pesto and did not add the chicken broth. I used the liquid from the cooked chicken to make risotto. I added peas to risotto to complete the meal . Looking forward to making this again.
Sarah 19 days ago
This was excellent! Based off of reading previous reviews, I made two changes. First, I seasoned the chicken before putting the rest of the ingredients in. Secondly, I added a box of pasta towards the end of the cooking process to use up the sauce. Small changes. Very good meal.
Mrs.Oneal 24 days ago
my slow cooker went out after i start so i put them in the oven. still came out right. i made spaghetti with olive oil and pesto and a salad. they enjoyed it
Delicious! The chicken was moist and full of flavor and even the picky eater of the family liked it. I served it on top of quinoa to complete the meal. It is a definite keeper recipe.
Toni 19 Aug
Excellent! Nice and moist chicken. Great flavor! Easy and delicious 👍🏼
Really really tinder chicken
Anderson 1 May
delicious and easy to make!
Wonderful! My picky 11 year old even liked it.
chicken was a bit lacking of flavor. The pasta together made it better though.
Patricia L. 20 Sep 2017
Delicious! I didn't use as much butter. This will be a regular meal in our house. It's great with pasta and spaghetti squash.
Elizabeth L. 16 Jul 2017
Delicious!! My kids loved it too! Used the broth in the crock pot to pour over the spaghetti noodles and it worked perfectly!
Brian Steger 24 Jun 2017
I will definitely make this again and again. Easy recipe for a Packer party
Amanda Humbert 7 May 2017
The chicken had a delicious flavor. But it was way too soupy. Most of the pesto didn't stay on the chicken.
Tori B. 21 Apr 2017
As with any recipe, you'll probably modify certain things to your individual tastes. But all in all, this was delicious and I wrote it in my recipe book!
Steph 24 Dec 2016
The chicken was super moist but there was a bit too much broth for my liking and I felt it took away from the pesto.... a simple modification and this will be 5 stars
David B. 17 Dec 2016
This is one of my favorite dishes. Probably not the healthiest dinner, but it is incredible. I make it about once every two months with leftovers.
Katherine W. 30 Oct 2016
Decent but better with provolone and other cheeses like feta sprinkled over top. Needed to add more pesto then recipe called for and I definitely will try adding corn starch next time to thicken it up. Bacon is a great addition too :)
Sharman J. 28 May 2016
Was ok, sauce was way too thin so I thickened it with corn starch . Husband enjoyed it, me...not so much, did cut back on the butter after reading the first review
Donna M. 24 May 2016
Chicken, pesto cannot go wrong. Mozz makes it more appealing for the finicky & kids... I also tried provolone on top. That i prefered
Amanda C. 10 Mar 2016
Family favourite in my house. I use less butter but other than that I follow the directions exactly!