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Chicken with Pesto for 5-6 Qt. Slow Cooker

Chicken with Pesto for 5-6 Qt. Slow Cooker


Recommended Hamilton Beach® Product: 5 Quart Slow Cooker, 6 Quart Slow Cooker

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 4-pound chicken


1. To make the pesto, chop the basil, parsley, and garlic in a food processor until fine.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Blend in the oil.

2. Remove the neck and giblets from the chicken cavity.  Salt and pepper chicken to taste.  Lift the chicken skin covering the legs and breasts.  With your fingers, spread the pesto between the surface of the meat and the skin.  Place the chicken in the slow cooker.

3. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours, or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.

Serves:  6

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This recipe developed by Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.



Course: Main Course

Prep Time: 0-10 minutes

Cook Time:

Recommended Products: Slow Cookers

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