Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs
Ready, Set, Cook! Hidden Valley Contest Entry. You can't get much easier than this! With little prep work, all ingredients get mixed into the crock pot to create a complete meal. The pesto and ranch combine to make a delicious sauce that coats the chicken, potatoes and carrots. Our family just loved this recipe and I hope that you do, too! Feel free to adjust the amount of veggies to your liking.
- 4 -6 red potatoes (use 4 if your potatoes are large, 6 if they are small)
- 2 cups baby carrots
- 4 shallots, sliced
- 4 chicken breasts, bone in and skin removed. (If you use boneless, decrease cooking time)
- 6 ounces pesto sauce
- 1 ounce Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing Mix
- 1⁄2 cup chicken broth (can use as little as 1/4 C)
- Cut the potatoes in half if they are small or into quarters if they are large.
- Put the potatoes, baby carrots and shallots into the bottom of the crock pot.
- Place the chicken breasts on top of the vegetables.
- In a small bowl, mix together the pesto and chicken broth with the packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix until completely combined.
- Pour the pesto/ranch mixture over the chicken and vegetables.
- Mix everything together so the sauce covers all ingredients.
- Put the lid onto your crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Wow!!! My house smelled wonderful while this was cooking, couldn't wait to eat it for my lunch. I scaled back the recipe and used boneless, skinless chicken breast. I used Low Fat Pesto Sauce, #234198 for the pesto sauce, which also worked well for my Weight Watcher diet. Since I was at home, I made mine in the oven. I covered it and cooked for about 1 hour at 275 degrees and then uncovered it for about 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Thanks for sharing the recipe and good luck with the contest!!
I thought this was good! My husband said it was ok. My daught er and niece turned their nose up and refused.
This was pretty good and quite easy. I made mine with leftover spinach pesto that needed to be used up. The chicken was a little dried out, but otherwise, it was good. I'll just cook it less time next time.