August 25, 2018
easy and full of flavour you may want to make up extra as your family will be wanting seconds !!!
4 hrs 10 mins
4-6 chicken thigh (leave whole)
1 cup spinach
6x sundried tomatoes sliced or cherry tomatoes work well
1x tsp garlic
300ml of cream
1 cup chicken stock
1 jar of basil pesto (recommend barilla)
Parmesan about 1/4 of a cup
Salt and pepper
1Place all Ingredients (apart from spinach) into slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours add the spinach about 30 minutes before serving just to soften it.
2If cream splits add 1tbs or cornflour to 1-2 Tbs or water mix and pour into slow cookers and it should fix that problem. Alternatively you can add the cream when you add your spinach.
3Serve with pasta cooked as per packet directions and a good sprinkle of Parmesan
4I almost used a full packet of penne this made enough for 4 people
Submitted by Jarrah King
March 14, 2021
This is always a family favourite!!! I brown the chicken thighs on the pan with the oil of the stuffed cheese red baby capsicums that I add to this, gives it a nice flavour! I also add cashews to this recipe and it just works! Super yummy!
February 2, 2021
Absolutely Delicious !!!
Tried for the first time today and hugely impressed. The chicken was super tender and just pulled apart so easily. Loved the flavours, I used cherry tomatoes as I forgot to buy sundried.
Next time I’ll add more cherry tomatoes and more spinach as there was heaps of sauce.
November 11, 2020
Wow, both my husband and I totally love this meal. The flavours are unbelievable.
November 9, 2020
OMG!!!!! It’s an absolutely delicious meal. Will definitely be making it again and again
August 13, 2020
This is so yummy! Super easy and cheap
Even my fussy toddler loved it and ate heaps and she is really hard to cook for.
I’ll definitely be making this again
June 19, 2020
Lovely meal. Even my dad (who doesn’t usually eat chicken) enjoyed it as well. I did add some basil leaves for extra flavour.
January 27, 2020
As per first step, everything but spinach goes in at the start 🙂
In the cooker as per first step 🙂
January 26, 2020
Does the 1/4 cup parmesan go in the slow cooker ? Or is that what’s sprinkled on top at the end ?
The recipe says everything in except the spinach, so do I put the parmesan in with It all? Or is the that on the list because that’s sprinkled on top at the end
December 10, 2019
It would significantly change the taste of the dish … but it would ‘work’ as such. Just very different to how it’s intended
December 9, 2019
Would this still work if I didn’t have the pesto?
November 24, 2019
Beautiful recipe, I cut down on the fats, cream etc as plenty of oil in the pesto. Still very tasty,and great for big group of people.
November 22, 2019
Fantastic and so easy to make! I love adding a bit of bacon, onion and avocado, it works really well with this dish. The kids love it and it’s just so simple. I prefer the jar of Sacla pesto 🙂
September 16, 2019
So delicious!! Will be making again❤️
August 31, 2019
Omg, this has become another favourite slow cooker meal! It’s restaurant quality. Could easily have this twice a week. The one year old loved it as well which is always a win 😊 delicious!
August 6, 2019
Your pasta would be very overcooked if you added it at the start Yvonne
August 2, 2019
Could you substitute coconut cream for the cooking cream and also could you add the uncooked pasta to the slow cooker at the start??
July 4, 2019
Fantastic recipie. Very tasty.
June 28, 2019
June 25, 2019
Seriously the best dish i have come across on this site. Kids love it every time i make it. I did try using a tomato pesto but it was not great. Will be sticking with the traditional basil pesto.
May 27, 2019
Love this recipe! Full of flavour and kid friendly! Do not usually like pesto flavour but i love this!
May 3, 2019
I always recommend cooking cream myself 🙂
May 2, 2019
What type of cream is it please?
May 1, 2019
Made this tonight and i am far from disappointed! My partner said it’s the best thing I’ve ever cooked and went back for seconds, the entire family loved it.
I served it with cheddar cheese instead of parmesan , and added extra spinach. And of course, garlic bread on the side!!
Will definitely make this again!
April 29, 2019
Yes 🙂 I find breast more dry to slow cook but definitely still works if you prefer breast
April 28, 2019
Would chicken breasts still work with this?
April 27, 2019
Cud I use drum sticks instead of thighs?
April 9, 2019
The Barilla brand listed is a 190g jar
April 5, 2019
how big a jar of pesto would you use for this recipe?
January 27, 2019
Family Favourite my 8 yo loves this one. I left out the sun dried tomatoes/ tomatoes and we used the red pesto .. was so full of flavour. We had leftovers for work lunches the next day and it was even better.
January 25, 2019
This was utterly amazing! Definitely going to become a regular in our house from now on when we are in a hurry… We used Gluten free pasta, which didn’t make any difference to taste, it was still delicious!
October 2, 2018
Tastes amazing! Chicken just falls apart when eating.
September 25, 2018
What a winner this is. Family loved it. Hubby is extremely fussy 3 veg and meat but he went back for 3rds on this one.
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