Recipe Sifter

X
  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition
1

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.

2

As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Thighs Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Thighs

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    6 hrs 5 mins

    5 mins

    6 hrs

    princess1479's Note:

    This recipe is quick and easy!! You just add the ingredients and go!! My husband loves this recipe and he is a very picky eater!! The leftover sauce make a great topping for mashed potatoes or a wonderful stock for soup!

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note

    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4-6

    Yield:

    chicken ...

    Units: US | Metric

    • 4 -6 chicken thighs, I like to use skinelss thights
    • 2 -3 cups chicken broth
    • 3 -4 tablespoons pesto sauce, I use the store bough in a jar, but I'm sure you can use homemade pesto sauce
    • 1 tablespoon garlic, crushed
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place chicken into the slow cooker or crock-pot. I use a 5 qt crock-pot.
    2. 2
      Pour chicken broth over chicken.
    3. 3
      Add your pesto sauce and garlic, then top with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, the longer you cook this the better it is.
    5. 5
      Serve over rice or with mashed potatoes. You can use the sauce for topping for the mashed potatoes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 05, 2012

      45

      I made this for the second time tonight. The first time I made it as it was written and it was just ok. This time I used boneless thighs, browned them first and used way less broth. We liked it a lot better. I'll be making this one again.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on January 13, 2013

      55

      Easy dish with a different crock pot outcome. So many dishes in the slow cooker end up tasting the same. This pesto twist on the most flavorful cut of chicken is awesome and my entire family 8 agreed with a "thumbs up"! We cooked a pound of angel hair pasta, put it in a large serving dish and covered it with the pesto sauce from the cooker and the chicken. For a twist, add a package of Ranch dressing mix over top of the chicken after adding the pesto.

      person found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on January 13, 2012

      35

      This is pretty good. I followed the recipe exactly and used skinless bone-in thighs. My husband like it more than I did, but I think my crockpot must get hotter because I cooked it for 6 hours on low and it was probably too long as my chicken was very nearly mush. The 3 stars are for how easy it is, plus it satisfied my darling husband. I think next time I will use less stock and cook it for less time. I think I probably will do again.

      person found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (4)

    Advertisement

    Nutritional Facts for Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Thighs

    Serving Size: 1 (145 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 220.9
     
    Calories from Fat 135
    61%
    Total Fat 15.0 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 4.2 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 78.9 mg
    26%
    Sodium 445.1 mg
    18%
    Total Carbohydrate 1.1 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.3 g
    1%
    Protein 18.8 g
    37%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    pesto sauce

    Ideas from Food.com

    Advertisement


    Over 475,000 Recipes

    Food.com Network of Sites