7 Reviews

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.

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Alisa Lea August 05, 2012

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.

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chrispeele January 13, 2013

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.

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SolightlyUK January 13, 2012

I've been using this recipe for a few weeks. I have to modify all recipes because I have a lot of food allergies. I make my own pesto with no garlic or cheese. I like mine best with whole chicken pieces of thighs and drumsticks. I use water because I can't have the onion and garlic in ready-made broth. I was putting diced bell pepper in the bottom, but the pepper and finished broth end up tasting vinegary. This time I'm not putting pepper in the bottom. I use four servings in a 3.5 qt. cooker. One serving is a large piece or two smaller pieces. I put the chicken in the cooker and put plenty of pesto on top of the pieces. I pour olive oil around the edges to make sure all the pieces are coated with oil. The pieces are usually frozen. Cook for eight hours on low. The chicken is very flavorful and the most tender I've experienced. :) I eat it with rice and steam bell pepper and chard on top of the rice. I put the broth from the slow cooker on the rice. You could also put more pesto sauce on the rice if you like. :) Thanks very much for this recipe!

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Julia N. August 09, 2015

Very good!! So good, I caught my husband licking his plate. I shredded chicken because I only had 4 pieces. Thickened the sauce and added the chicken back. Very flavorful! I did had a little dry ranch and red pepper. Went along with cooked carrots and green beans.

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seal angel November 05, 2014

- I used 1 cup of chicken broth<br/>- Like the previous reviewer, i browned chicken thighs in a frying pan<br/>- added one small onion, also fried onions prior to adding to the slow cooker<br/>- slow cooked for 5 hours

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nellie_nestle October 26, 2014
Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Thighs