Pesto Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

I recently discovered this blog and was thrilled. I am learning to love my slow cooker more and more every week. It allows me to put meals together during nap-time and it doesn’t heat up the kitchen. When I saw this recipe I had to try it. I love sweet potatoes and pesto! I had never thought of layering a meal in the crock pot and was super excited to try it. Hey its the little things people!

The chicken going in, I had some parmesan left over from another recipe so I added that instead of all mozzarella.  Also, I didn’t make her pesto since I still had some in the freezer from last year’s bumper basil crop.

The sweet potatoes! YUM!

The finished product.

Overall I loved this recipe and will do it again.  Unfortunately the chicken came out a little dry.  This is my fault, I know my crock pot is a rock star and cooks a little faster than most but I still used the suggested times, and I used small chicken breasts not the breast halves or thighs that she suggest.

Random Tip:  When chicken comes out dry and I know neither of us will eat the leftovers as is, I shred it up toss it with some lite mayo, little mustard, little lemon juice, cayenne pepper (if I am feeling spicy), and some grapes and/or apples chopped up.  This makes a yummy chicken salad sandwich.