This crock pot chicken thighs recipe is perfect for dinner! My Pesto Ranch Crock Pot Chicken Thighs are an easy slow cooked chicken dinner with just a few ingredients! So flavorful with minimal effort.
An Easy Crock Pot Chicken Thighs Recipe
You are in for the ultimate treat with this boneless chicken thigh recipe. 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.
This slow cooked chicken dish could not get simpler. You literally toss the ingredients into the crock pot or slow cooker, close the lid and forget about it for a few hours. Love that!!
This is a perfect back to school, no-stress easy dinner idea that you don’t have to think about while your managing getting back on a schedule if your kids have already started school.
What Goes Into This Crock Pot Recipe?
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.
How to Make this Pesto Ranch Crock Pot Chicken Thighs Recipe:
Step 1: Add the chicken thighs
Add those chicken thighs right to the crock pot.
Step 2: Add your pesto.
Why did I use pesto in this chicken recipe?
The Pesto in this recipe acts as the chicken seasoning. It gives such a great flavor.
Spread pesto over chicken with a spoon.
Step 3: Add the ranch seasoning 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.
Step 4: Add The Broth To The Crock Pot
Pour in some chicken broth.
How To Cook Chicken Thighs in the Crock Pot
Give a little stir and close the lid. Go kick your feet up while your crock pot does all the work 🙂
Tips For Success:
*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 Chicken Dinner?
*Serve with my, The Best Classic Mashed Potatoes. Match made in heaven.
*Roasted vegetables are another great pairing along with a simple green salad.
Crock Pot Pesto Ranch Chicken Thighs
- 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.