Tasty Tuesday – Crockpot Pesto Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

This week’s Tasty Tuesday recipe may be the easiest one ever!!  3 ingredients, set it and forget it in the crockpot & voila – dinner is served!!!  This recipe hails from local blogger Christina over at Carolina Charm.  She shares the most amazing crockpot hack to cook your chicken & sweet potatoes all in one!

Then she adds in some delicious pesto to make that plain ol chicken not so plain!  Who would’ve thought pesto chicken & sweet potatoes could be such a yummy combo!?  This recipe makes a week night meal (or two) so simple, so really you have zero excuses to not eat healthy!

Try out this crockpot hack & recipe ASAP!  Enjoy!

Crockpot Pesto Chicken & Sweet Potatoes


  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 3-4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 c pesto (you can find plenty of yummy, “clean” store bought pestos or make your own right at home – here’s a great pesto recipe to try from skinnytaste!)


  1. Assemble your crockpot and place your sweet potatoes on one side & the chicken on the other.
  2. Pour pesto over top chicken.
  3. Place the lid on your crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Remove the cooked potatoes (there will be liquid at the bottom of the pot) and set aside.
  5. Shred chicken (I love to use my kitchen aid mixer for this – just scoop out chicken, pesto and a little liquid).
  6. Slice open your potatoes, stuff with chicken, and dig in!

Cheers to an easy & healthy dinner!