Mozzarella and Pesto Chicken In A Crock Pot

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6Ingredients
8Hours
350Calories

Ingredients
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  • 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

NutritionView more

350Calories
Sodium14% DV340mg
Fat38% DV25g
Protein61% DV31g
Carbs0% DV<1g
Calories350Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE
Total Fat25g38%
Saturated Fat14g70%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol140mg47%
Sodium340mg14%
Potassium570mg16%
Protein31g61%
Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE
Total Carbohydrate<1g0%
Dietary Fiber
Sugars0g0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
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(67)

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April Robb 2 days ago
This was delicious!! The chicken was so incredibly tender and flavorful. Will definitely go back to this one.
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Molly 10 days ago
Turned out great! I made this with potatoes, onions, and carrots - the only thing I will do different next time is not use as much broth
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Valerie 11 days ago
This was a great recipe. I saw where someone else made it in their insta-pot so that’s what I did. My family loved it!
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Sharla Worley 12 days ago
I actually made it into a pizza! I cooked the chicken using the ingredients listed but just put it in the oven on 250 for an hour. Used some of the sauce and added flour to make a paste that I cooked for just a few minutes then added some chicken broth to make it to a saucy consistency. Meanwhile I cooked about 4 slices of bacon (with all the fat cut off) and 3 fresh chopped mushrooms in a tablespoon of butter. Mixed the cut up chicken in with the bacon & mushrooms. Used a Mama Marys pizza crust, put my sauce on, my meat mixture and covered it in fresh grated mozzarella cheese. Baked at 425 for 10 minutes. Yummy!! I only needed 1/2 the ingredients for one medium pizza
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J 15 days ago
Easy enough to make, had most of the ingredients already which is always a bonus. Cooked it on low for 6 hours, I used chicken breast & it was cooked in that time, probably even less time because it was falling apart at 6 hrs, so wouldn’t want to cook it longer. Chicken was still a bit dry when tasting & I thought there was way too much liquid. I didn’t want to waste all that flavor so I added cornflour to thicken it into a sauce. I ended up shredding the chicken because falling apart it didn’t look too appealing so will try to add some of the sauce to it tomorrow to see if it help moisten the dish up. Otherwise you probably could have added pasta shells into the liquid to make it a chicken pasta dish. We won’t be eating it until tomorrow so I’m hoping the pesto flavor continues to infuse in the chicken overnight. Don’t know if I’d do this dish again, that will depend on how it tastes tomorrow!
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Melissa 17 days ago
Turned out really well.
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Sandy 17 days ago
Love this recipe. We make it every couple weeks.
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Faith Victoria 22 days ago
I used all ingredients except the chicken broth and did it in the oven at 325 for 25 minutes. Filet the chicken breast into cutlets and pounded down. Season with salt pepper and ranch dressing mix. Rub pesto on chicken. Once halfway through cooking flip chicken and cover with mozzarella cheese. Turned out absolutely delicious. Will definitely be making again.
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Renae Bergland 26 days ago
Omg! ❤️ it was AMAZING! Family loved it as well! I added a little lemon too... the next day it was soooo much better! I will definitely be making it again! 😉
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Elizabeth 28 days ago
Smelled fantastic but pesto separated and didn’t soak into chicken. Used only 1/2 stick butter
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Pierce 30 days ago
It came out great. The left overs even better. I will add sautéed pine nuts and parm to my next batch. The whole family loved it tho. Almost fighting over left overs.
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Ronnie Kirkwood 16 Dec 2018
juice great for bread dipping!
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gabi200140 .. 16 Dec 2018
delicious, but wish the liquid didn't cover the breasts. this is definitely a make-again.
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Shaunagh 9 Dec 2018
delicous! will make it again
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Holli Brigner 6 Dec 2018
Great! Chicken was tender and the taste was amazing!
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Robin 4 Dec 2018
My picky kids loved it!
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Scott Kornberg 2 Dec 2018
Absolutely delicious and simple!
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Alysa Stuart 30 Nov 2018
The chicken was great. I made a few changes, though. I used an instapot for 25 min, instead of the slow cooker. I seasoned the breasts with salt and pepper first. I also added just a bit of oil to the pot before adding the chicken. I served on a bed of penne and cherry tomatoes and drizzled the pesto broth from the pot over the noodles. Added a side of roasted asparagus and it was a delicious meal that even the kids ate.
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Johanna S. 28 Nov 2018
This recipe rocked 🤟🏽
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Tasha Raglin 27 Nov 2018
This recipe was quick and easy to make. It was delicious, even my picky 7 ur old loved it.
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Brent Newman 26 Nov 2018
Chicken was moist and tender. I used 4 breasts, cooked on high for 3.5 hours and on Los for 1.5 hours. Simple, quick to prep and tssty.
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Blake Hipson 22 Nov 2018
Good for sure Had to use ranch dressing could not find powdered form. Still great tho
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Kaila Barga 19 Nov 2018
great! super easy and will make again.
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Shannon Kaufman 19 Nov 2018
Delicious! Drained and saved a bit of the liquid from the crockpot, sprinkled mozzarella on top about 10 minutes before done, then poured a little bit of the liquid back on when serving. I made this with wild rice and green beans. Definitely a winner!
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Betsy Martin 18 Nov 2018
This is by-far the best crockpot recipe out there for chicken! Made it twice in one week because it was so great.
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Hi Jessie 5 Nov 2018
It turned out A to the mazing! I tenderized the meat beforehand. And I put the mozzarella cheese on top with the crockpot on low and let the cheese melt for about 30 minutes at the end. This is by far one of my favorite meals I’ve made off of here.
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Laudeman 4 Nov 2018
My family LOVED this recipe! I only put in 1/2 stick butter (instead of 1 1/2 in the recipe). But besides that, SO good!!
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Mary 3 Nov 2018
amazing! i have a new favorite. this is super easy and super good
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Erica Peterson 21 Oct 2018
Very flavorful food even made asparagus to go with it :)
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White 20 Oct 2018
amazing! very moist chicken with excellent flavor!