Tuesday, April 2, 2013

2 Meals in 1: Crockpot Pesto Ranch Chicken and Pesto Chicken Spaghetti

Hey Everyone,

Today I thought I'd share a recipe with you that I have really enjoyed. I'm sure all of you have heard of Crockpot Pesto Ranch Chicken and many of you probably have the recipe for it. It's on so many blogs, it would be IMPOSSIBLE to credit everyone and I have no idea who the original source it so I'll just give you a link to Pinterest with many different blog links.

So, why am I talking about this if it's available all over the place. Two reasons:
1. If you haven't tried it, you should because it's really good.
2. If you have never put it in Spaghetti, you are missing out.

Prior to trying this I was just OK with Spaghetti. It was something we had when I didn't feel like cooking because it's so easy. Now after having these two dishes together I love spaghetti! The great thing about this is, you can have the pesto ranch chicken for one meal and then turn around the next night and have it in spaghetti with very little effort.

This recipe happened on a whim one night when I was trying to get creative with leftovers and it turned out really nicely. Olive Garden, take note!

4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken breasts (still frozen)
6 oz. jar of Basil Pesto
1 packet ranch seasoning
1/2 cup chicken broth
Pasta Sauce or a store bought jar
Spaghetti noodles

To start off, throw your chicken, pesto, ranch seasoning, and chicken broth into the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Once your chicken is done, have some of it by itself for one meal and save the rest for your spaghetti. Of course you can do this all in one day, but who doesn't love getting two meals out of 1? If you have a bigger family, you might need to double the recipe.

OK, now, boil your noodles and cook your spaghetti sauce like normal. Shred your remaining chicken and throw it into your pasta sauce. There you have it, two meals for the effort of one (an easy one at that)!

Here are the pictures of my finished chicken and my spaghetti. Trust me, you want to try this.


Happy Cooking!


  1. there is nothing better then a two for one deal, and this pretty much hits the nail on the head :)! love it, thanks for sharing!

    1. You are welcome! Thanks for checking out my page!

  2. I love your site! Thanks a million for sharing this recipe.

    1. Thanks! I checked out your blog and thought it was cute! Can't wait to follow along! :)