Slow Cooker Pesto Ranch Chicken

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I have seen variations of this recipe floating around for a while now and I've been excited to try it. I was not disappointed. Any time a slow cooker is involved, you know the recipe will be easy. In addition to that, this chicken was packed with flavor and also super tender. It's a keeper!

Throw a few boneless chicken breasts into your slow cooker. Pour pesto over the top and spread it over the chicken.

Sprinkle Ranch dressing mix over the top of that.

Add some chicken broth.

And that is the extent of your cooking efforts for the day. Unless you want a salad and rice, but you can do that while your slow cooker is working hard.

Spoon the juices over the chicken before serving!

Slow Cooker Pesto Ranch Chicken

It doesn't get much easier (and tastier) than this, people.

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Mar 14, 2014

Serves: 6

Total time: 5-6 hrs



  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, fat trimmed
  • 7-oz. jar pesto
  • 1-oz. package dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 16 oz. chicken broth
  1. Place chicken breasts in a slow cooker. Top with an even layer of pesto followed by the ranch dressing mix. Pour the chicken broth over top.
  2. Cook on Low setting for 5 to 6 hours, or until chicken is fully cooked and tender. Serve with rice or noodles. Spoon the juices from the slow cooker over top before serving.