Recent Post

Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Salad

Wow, I can’t believe it’s week 3 already in our slow cooker series! This is a two for one post today! First I show you how to cook the most juicy slow cooker roasted chicken, slathered in homemade pesto. Then, a really great lunch option or a light dinner, slow cooker pesto chicken salad, YUM! It really doesn’t get any easier then this!

Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Salad recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com Bonus Recipe as well, Slow Cooker Roasted Pesto Chicken #Pesto #ChickenSalad #SlowCooker

Ingredients

Slow Cooker Roasted Pesto Chicken

1 each                     chicken, whole

2 Tbls                     homemade pesto

Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Salad

2 Cups                   chicken, from the roasted pesto chicken

3 Tbls                    mayonnaise

1 tsp                       homemade pesto

Directions

Slow Cooker Roasted Pesto Chicken

Rub the pesto all over the chicken, even under the skin. You can see how I season under the skin in this post.  Place in the slow cooker on low for 5-6 hours or high 4-5 hours. Serve immediately, use the leftovers for the pesto chicken salad.

Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Salad recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com Bonus Recipe as well, Slow Cooker Roasted Pesto Chicken #Pesto #ChickenSalad #SlowCooker

Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Salad

Cube or shred the chicken in large chunks. Mix with the remaining ingredients. Let sit in the fridge over night or at least 5 hours so the flavors can meld. If you find the chicken salad gets a little dry the next day you can add another Tbls of mayonnaise.

Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Salad recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com Bonus Recipe as well, Slow Cooker Roasted Pesto Chicken #Pesto #ChickenSalad #SlowCooker

Lunch couldn’t get any easier!

Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Salad recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com Bonus Recipe as well, Slow Cooker Roasted Pesto Chicken #Pesto #ChickenSalad #SlowCooker

Slow Cooker Roasted Pesto Chicken
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 each chicken, whole
  • 2 Tbls homemade pesto
Instructions
  1. Rub the pesto all over the chicken, even under the skin.
  2. Place in the slow cooker on low for 5-6 hours or high 4-5 hours.
  3. Serve immediately, use the leftovers for the pesto chicken salad.

Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Salad
 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups chicken, from the roasted pesto chicken
  • 3 Tbls mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp homemade pesto
Instructions
  1. Cube or shred the chicken in large chunks.
  2. Mix with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Let sit in the fridge over night or at least 5 hours so the flavors can meld.
  4. If you find the chicken salad gets a little dry the next day you can add another Tbls of mayonnaise.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to check out Parrish’s recipe for this week by clicking the image below:

Slow_Cooker_Chinese_Hacked_Pork

Dana's-SignatureCheck out our past slow cooker month recipes:

Pork Tacos | Swedish Meatballs

Ginger Chicken | Sticky BBQ Chicken

I participate in these linky parties, DIYHSHP and Orj Junkie.

Pin It

20 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    [email protected] says:
    September 17, 2013

    it looks delicious!!! thanks for sharing!

  2. avatar
    September 18, 2013

    This looks amazing! I have a rampant herb garden and am up to my ears in fresh basil right now, so this would be a great way to use up some of it, and any recipe that utilizes the slow cooker gets extra points from me. Thanks so much for sharing this unique chicken salad!

  3. avatar
    Chelsey says:
    September 19, 2013

    I saw this post at the Domestic Superhero link party and it looks delicious! Pinning for later. Thanks! 😀

  4. avatar
    Angel says:
    September 19, 2013

    These look delicious and easy. Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel

  5. avatar
    September 19, 2013

    This sounds absolutely AMAZING. I literally want to jump through the screen and eat it right now. Thanks for making me hungry. 😉 Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday and sharing such a delicious sounding & looking recipe. I will definitely be trying this.

  6. avatar
    [email protected] says:
    September 20, 2013

    Yum! I think this would be so good on pretzel bread or rye bread! Totally going to try!
    Tiffany

  7. avatar
    September 21, 2013

    Oh yum, this sounds great Dana! I’m pulling out my slow cooker now and getting ready for fall, so I’m definitely pinning this! Thanks for sharing it at my link party!

  8. avatar
    Diane Balch says:
    September 22, 2013

    Your chicken looks so moist,.. thanks for sharing your time saving recipe with us on foodie friday.

  9. avatar
    September 23, 2013

    How fascinating! I’m anxious to try this. Do you ever eat it warm also? I bet it’s super yummy either way! Thank you for sharing!

    • avatar
      Dana DeVolk says:
      September 23, 2013

      I’m sure it would be good like that also, I never tried it!

  10. avatar
    September 23, 2013

    This looks amazing. Chicken salad is one of my favorites! Thanks for linking up at the Ginger Jamboree!

  11. avatar
    Nici says:
    September 25, 2013

    Yummy! I had to feature it from last week’s All Things Thursday Blog Hop! Hope you’ll be back to link up more awesome projects/recipes tonight!
    Blessings,
    Nici

  12. avatar
    September 25, 2013

    HELLO…this looks amazing! I’m a big fan of cooking in the crockpot, so I love this series. Can’t wait to try this recipe!
    Thanks so much for sharing at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!
    Katie

Leave me your Lovely Thought

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge