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Slow Cooker Chicken Pesto and Vegetables


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2-3 hours on low
  • Total Time: 5 minute
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x

Description

Tender bites of chicken, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and potatoes enveloped in flavorful basil pesto sauce. An easy one pot meal that you can make in your slow cooker.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds yellow or red potatoes
  • 1 medium yellow zucchini squash
  • 1 medium green zucchini squash 
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to the slow cooker. Pour the chicken broth into the bottom of the pot. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and place into the pot. Sprinkle the salt and pepper on the chicken. Cut the potatoes into quarters (or 1 inch cubes). Put the potatoes on top of the chicken.
  2. Slow cook. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
  3. Prepare vegetables. While the chicken and potatoes are cooking cut your zucchinis into quarters: cut off each end of zucchini and cut lengthwise in half. Cut each half in half again ending up with quarters. Line up quarters and slice across zucchini. Slice the tomatoes in half.
  4. Finish the dish. Remove the lid. Stir the zucchinis and tomatoes into the pot. Let the zucchini heat up and partially cook in the hot pot for about 5 minutes. Then gently stir in the pesto. Toss together. Scoop onto serving plates and enjoy.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Slow Cooker

Keywords: one pot meal