Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Thighs

READY IN: 6hrs 5mins
Recipe by princess1479

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!

Top Review by Alisa Lea

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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


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

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