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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 348.5
  • Total Fat: 11.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.5 mg
  • Sodium: 167.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 24.6 g

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Pesto Chicken and Sweet Potato Layered Slow Cooker Dinner

Submitted by: LEAKAY59

Introduction

It's my day off! I wanted to slow cook some chicken, so went looking. This was on the Crock Pot Lady's blog, so I modified it a little (to match what I had in the house) and sparked it. Steph loves to share too, so enjoy! It's my day off! I wanted to slow cook some chicken, so went looking. This was on the Crock Pot Lady's blog, so I modified it a little (to match what I had in the house) and sparked it. Steph loves to share too, so enjoy!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    24 oz skinless boneless chicken breast
    4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese, part skim milk
    28 oz fresh sweet potatoes
    Aluminum foil

    For the Pesto:

    1/4 cup Olive Oil
    2 Tbsp (or so) lemon juice
    4 gloves fresh garlic
    2 Tbsp dried basil
    3 Tbsp dried parsley
    1 Tbsp fresh tarragon
    2 Tbsp pine nuts
    .25 tsp black pepper
    dash of salt, to taste


Directions

Place all pesto ingredients in a food processor and blend thoroughly. Taste and season now, if necessary. We like lemon, so added another tablespoon and blended it again.

Wash the sweet potatoes and prick them with a fork. Ours were quite large, so I cut them in half for better cooking time.

Put the chicken in the bottom of the pot (frozen is okay) and layer the mozzarella on top, then spread the pesto over all and cover it with a layer of aluminum foil (or parchment paper). Add the sweet potatoes, cover and cook on low 6 to 7 hours, or on high for 4 to 5.

Serve up the potatoes with tongs. We like ours with just margarine on, but serve with some cinnamon on the table if you like it that way.

Be careful taking the foil out - there will be hot steam underneath it.

We also served steamed Brussels sprouts on the side.



Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LEAKAY59.






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