Hey there! I get A LOT of requests for meals in the crock-pot so I wanted to share another of our family’s go-to standby recipes for Pesto Ranch Chicken Thighs from Jenny at Picky Palate.

To be perfectly honest I have mixed feelings about using the seasoning mix, and really plan on making a “clean” version so there’s no guilt (I’ll post that when I get around to it), but until then I have to say it adds a great flavor that is missing when not used (I’ve tried it…).




  1. Turn crock pot to high setting. Place chicken thighs, pesto, ranch dressing and chicken broth into crock pot. Stir gently to combine all seasonings. Close with lid and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Serve with a side of mashed potatoes and a simple salad.

Makes 8 servings

For some reason Broccoli seems to go really well with this meal so it’s usually a standard side dish that we make with it.  I’ve also made pasta on the side, but the mashed potatoes are yummy if you have time.  I’ll sometimes make smashed potatoes where I leave the skin on to save time and add nutrients 🙂

I hope you enjoy this recipe!