Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tasty Attempts: Pesto Ranch Crockpot Chicken

Last year I had started posting What's For Dinner. While I really enjoyed those posts, it was hard to keep up with a weekly post, especially since Munchkin is getting a little more picky about his diet and we are having a lot of repeat meals (sometimes the same thing several times a week). I still wanted to keep posting tasty recipes but include a little more variety (like the appetizers and desserts that I make for various parties). So I am now posting Tasty Attempts every other Tuesday. The posts will include a variety of recipes, maybe some of them turn out tasty, maybe others are failed attempts.
So I have been trying to make a commitment to using my crockpot more often, it really does make life easier knowing my main dish is complete when I get home and I only have to make sides with Munchkin hanging off me. It just takes a little planning ahead to get it going in the morning before work.  Not too long ago I came across this recipe on Pinterest for Pesto Ranch Chicken. It is so simple, a jar of pesto, a ranch packet, a little chicken broth and some chicken thighs, all of which other than the pesto we have on hand at all times!
I did cut the recipe down and it was done earlier than expected, so my chicken all really fell apart but it was still really tasty. I also made a stovetop stuffing and made some mushrooms and onions to go along with it.
One thing to keep in mind with this recipe is that a lot of pesto sauces are made with pine nuts, so use caution with any allergies. Munchkin couldn't take it to preschool since it is a nut free facility (not that there was any leftovers).  This was definitely a quick and simple dinner to make though and one I will keep in mind.


  1. That looks soooo yummy! I'm coming to your house for dinner from now on.

    1. It was so simple and really tasty! LOL it would be a long drive but you are welcome anytime ;)