Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs
This is a recipe from Arlene Burnett, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I changed it to use jarred pesto sauce because I am really lazy, but will include the Pesto Sauce recipe. I doubled the recipe and cooke it for 4-6 hours on low.
- 2 chicken breast halves, skinless, boneless, trimmed of fat
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup jarred alfredo sauce
- 3 -4 tablespoons pesto sauce
- 1 garlic clove, small, minced
- 2 tablespoons pne nuts
- 1 cup basil leaves, firmly packed
- 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Arrange the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl combine the Alfredo sauce and the pesto sauce.
- Stir to combine then pour over the chicken.
- Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
- Cook until chicken is cooked and tender.
- Combine the garlic and pine nuts in a small food processor and until finely chopped.
- Add basil and parmesan cheese and process until it becomes a coarse paste.
- With the machine running slowly pour the olive oil through the feed tube, processing until it becomes a thick puree.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week with a bit of olive oil poured over the top to preserve the color or freeze for up to 2 months.
- Per Arlene:.
- She added 1/4-1/2 cup of Alfredo sauce.
- She cooked linguine, add the extra sauce and tossed.
- Then placed the chicken on a platter, placed the chicken on top with the additional sauce.