Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Melts

  • Author: Aggie's Kitchen
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Slow cooker/Oven

Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken Melts are an easy family friendly meal that can be prepared in your crockpot for busy weeknight dinners!


  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast (about 3 chicken breasts)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper

For Serving:

  • 1/41/3 cup prepared pesto
  • 6 English Muffins or Sandwich Thins, split and lightly toasted
  • sliced tomatoes
  • shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Place chicken breast in crockpot. Season with oregano, garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper on both sides. Cook on high for 4 hours or low on 6 hours.
  2. Once chicken is cooked, shut off crock pot and take chicken out and place into a large bowl. Shred chicken using two forks. Add pesto to warm shredded chicken and gently toss to combine.
  3. Preheat broiler. Place English muffin or Sandwich Thin halves on a large cookie sheet. Spoon equal amounts of chicken onto each piece of bread. Top with sliced tomato and desired amount of mozzarella.
  4. Place cookie sheet under broiler and broil for 2-3 minutes until cheese melts. Watch carefully because this happens fast!
  5. Serve alongside a green salad for a light, flavorful dinner.