Mozzarella and Pesto Chicken in a Crock Pot Recipe | Yummly

Mozzarella and Pesto Chicken In A Crock Pot

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Yummly User: "Tasty and moist. Would make it again even my 2 ye…" Read More
6Ingredients
8Hours
350Calories

Ingredients

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  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 1/2 ounces pesto
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package ranch dressing (powder mix)
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
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    NutritionView More

    350Calories
    Sodium14% DV340mg
    Fat38% DV25g
    Protein61% DV31g
    Carbs0% DV<1g
    Calories350Calories from Fat230
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat25g38%
    Saturated Fat14g70%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol140mg47%
    Sodium340mg14%
    Potassium570mg16%
    Protein31g61%
    Calories from Fat230
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate<1g0%
    Dietary Fiber
    Sugars0g0%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C2%
    Calcium4%
    Iron

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(95)

    Yummly User 5 months ago
    Tasty and moist. Would make it again even my 2 year old loved it!
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    This recipe is great if you want to make a soup of shredded chicken to serve over rice. Cooking chicken breasts so long will render them very fragile, and they'll never look like the photo above. Chicken is soaked prior to sale so the pieces are already loaded with fluid, so adding anything over an 1/8th cup of broth will leave the meat submerged. Adding 2 cups makes this a soup. Adding 1.5 sticks of butter and a jar of pesto will leave a thick layer of oil on the top of the soup. I used chicken thighs for keeping the form and taste, coated the pieces with a mixture of pesto, Ranch mix and parmesan cheese, and cooked them via sous vide, grilling them afterwards for a minute on each side. They can also be grilled before the sous vide, or pan-seared for a minute, or broiled to brown. Topped with mozzarella or Italian blend cheese, fresh basil, a few strips of sundried tomatoes, and a few capers.
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    It was so delicious!! My husband LOVED it!! It was a little soupy but I just shredded the chicken to soak up more flavors and served it with angel hair pasta with butter, Parmesan and garlic salt. Sliced up some on the vine tomatoes pretty thin and added them about a half hour before and that added a great extra flavor! Soooo good!!
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    Fantastic! I used Classico brand pesto. I get asked to make this often. Sometimes I shred my chicken afterwards and make pulled chicken sandwiches. My teens love it!
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    big hit with the husband and kids!!! definitely making again!
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    It turned out pretty good! We had cheesy rice on the side.
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    it was good and liked by all
    Yummly User 10 months ago
    Loved it! But reduced the time to 4 hours on low. Added sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms and served over pasta roni. Sauce is a broth, next time I will reduce the amount of broth to get a less 'soupy' result. Flavor is awesome!
    Yummly User a year ago
    delicious and easy I will make it again 😊
    Yummly User a year ago
    So easy, so tasty! I made some linguine noodles, put the chicken on top and scooped some juice from the crockpot and poured over the noodle - so delicious!
    Yummly User a year ago
    I think this is my first review ever, but I had to say how pleased I was with this recipe. The best part was that I did it all in the Instant Pot. I only used one stick of butter and did salt and pepper the chicken before adding it to the pot. The chicken was moist and juicy. I served it over pasta and everyone enjoyed it.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Family loved it, will make it again.
    Yummly User a year ago
    This was delicious! I used a 1/2 stick of butter less and I garnished it with sun dried tomatoes. It was magnificent!!! 😘👌 next time, I’ll try it with 1 cup of chicken broth to make the sauce a little thicker
    Yummly User a year ago
    Delicious! We ate it over spaghetti noodles. Stored it together in the fridge & it was even better the next day! Will make this again.
    Yummly User a year ago
    It turned out great! I also added mushrooms and additional seasonings to the chicken! Would’ve liked the sauce a little thicker but overall great.
    Yummly User a year ago
    So good :) I’d make it again
    Yummly User a year ago
    I felt it was just ok, maybe too much chicken but it was easy to make
    Yummly User a year ago
    Great!! Served it with butter garlic pasta and used the left over juices for more pasta sauce. Will def make again
    Yummly User a year ago
    Delicious! I mixed it with some linguine, my tastebuds danced.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Great I might have cook to long chicken a little dry but other wise awesome
    Yummly User a year ago
    Used my pressure cooker to make the recipe. In 20 minutes It was perfect.
    Yummly User a year ago
    It was pretty good, strong on some pesto in some bites. I added tomato which was a nice touch.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Turned out very good!
    Yummly User a year ago
    i felt it was okay. a little bland it needed more salt and if i make it again i would either add noodles to soak up the juices or use like half a cup of broth instead. i felt the broth took away from the pesto flavor. also it turned out a bit dry so next time i may try baking it instead.
    Yummly User a year ago
    loved it! we only used 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth as on prior comment i read and made bow noodles. not a bite got tossed out
    Yummly User a year ago
    Absolutely love this! Will be on our regular menu from now on!
    Yummly User a year ago
    >Delicious! & so easy!! Because of reading previous reviews, I did not add the mozzarella into the crockpot. I placed the finished chicken into a casserole dish with a cover, added the cheese, covered & microwaved several minutes until the cheese was perfectly melted. I also made pasta al dante & used a bit of the very excess liquid to season it (meh). >The chicken was delicious and moist. I did (as always, no matter the dish or recipe) season the chicken with salt and pepper. >I will certainly make this again! **I will use less broth. *I will use my alfredo sauce with the pasta and this pesto chicken will replace the grilled chicken in my chicken carbonara! It's perfect for it!!
    Yummly User a year ago
    Don’t know yet I just started it
    Yummly User a year ago
    Great tasting and super easy, I did mine in the instapot and served it with potato gnocchi. My family loved it.
    Yummly User a year ago
    This was delicious!! The chicken was so incredibly tender and flavorful. Will definitely go back to this one.

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