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Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Risotto


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours on high
  • Total Time: 18 minute
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Creamy no fuss and no stir pesto risotto with tender bites of chicken made in your crockpot. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup long grained brown rice
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1/3 cup pesto
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe dish, stir together the onion, butter, garlic, rice and 1/2 cup broth.
  2. Microwave for 4 minutes, stirring every 90 seconds.
  3. Transfer to a greased slow cooker.
  4. Stir in the remaining 3 cups of broth and the pesto. Nestle the chicken into the slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on HIGH for about 3 hours.  (mine took exactly 3 hours…yours may take more or less depending on your slow cooker)
  6. Stir and break up chicken with a spoon. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve immediately (this tastes best served right away, it doesn’t hold up very well on the warm setting)
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Slow Cooker

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 270
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 537 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Protein: 21 g