My Pesto Ranch Crock Pot Chicken Thighs are the perfect slow cooked dinner with just a few ingredients! So flavorful with minimal effort.
You are in for the ultimate treat with my Pesto Ranch Crock Pot Chicken Thighs.
This slow cooked chicken dish could not get simpler. You literally toss the ingredients into the crock pot, close the lid and forget about it for a few hours. Love that!!
This is a perfect back to school, no-stress dinner recipe that you don’t have to think about while your managing getting back on a schedule if your kids have already started school.
The chicken comes out perfectly tender with flavorful pesto seasonings throughout. I like serving this chicken with my favorite mashed potato recipe and a little side salad. Hope you enjoy!!
Crock Pot Ingredients
Now this is what I call a minimal ingredient line-up 🙂 I did not photograph the chicken broth that should be here.
Can I Use Other Chicken Parts?
You can use chicken breast and even tenders if you’d like. Adjust cooking time accordingly.
Add those chicken thighs right to the crock pot.
The Pesto in this recipe acts as the chicken seasoning. It gives such a great flavor.
Pour in a jar of some fabulous pesto.
Smear it all around with a spoon.
Why Ranch Dressing Mix?
The Ranch Dressing mix also acts as a major seasoning to this dish. The flavor that comes from the two is amazing. I wouldn’t skip it.
Sprinkle your Ranch Seasoning Mix over top.
Add The Liquid To The Crock Pot
Pour in some chicken broth.
Close The Crock Pot Lid and Let Cook
Give a little stir and close the lid. Go kick your feet up while your crock pot does all the work 🙂
Tips For Crock Pot Pesto Ranch Chicken Thighs
*Feel free to use other chicken parts. I’ve also used chicken breast which is great too.
*Don’t leave out one of the ingredients. The Pesto with the Ranch mix gives great flavor when slow cooked!
*Store any leftovers in an airtight container. Use shredded over salad for another meal idea.
What Should I Serve With This Meal?
*Serve with my, The Best Classic Mashed Potatoes. Match made in heaven.
*Roasted vegetables are another great pairing along with a simple green salad.
- 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 6 ounce jar of pesto
- 1 package Ranch Dressing Seasoning Mix
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- Turn crock pot to high setting. Place chicken thighs, pesto, ranch dressing and chicken broth into crock pot. Stir gently to combine all seasonings. Close with lid and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
- Serve with a side of mashed potatoes and a simple salad.
Serve with a side of mashed potatoes and a simple salad.
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