True fact, when your husband takes his first bite of this creamy pesto chicken sandwich, he will groan audibly with delight. This chicken was so easy to make in the crock pot and so versatile in serving options. I made it as a hot, cheesy sandwich (which was a huge hit). You could also serve it over your favorite starch or cauliflower rice. One day I heated leftovers over a skillet of cooked veggies and it made a healthy lunch. With just a few store bought ingredients and some hassle free cooking in the crock pot, you’ve got yourself a crowd pleasing dinner. This recipe makes 6-8 sandwiches, so it would be great for a party or large crowd. Try it with your favorite jarred pesto or try this homemade pesto recipe.
Crockpot Pesto Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts
- 8 oz pesto
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4-1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
For serving as a sandwich, you will also need 6-8 hoagie buns, mayo, mozzerella cheese, lettuce and tomato.
Pour half of the pesto in the crock pot. Place chicken breasts on top and top with the remaining pesto. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.
When the chicken is cooked through remove and shred. Return the chicken to the crock pot and add in remaining ingredients.