Pesto Chicken & Potato Salad

Summertime is right around the corner and my salad cravings are kicking in. My all time favorite salad is potato salad! I’ve always thought it was the hardest to make until this past winter. My Aunt Carol taught me how in 10 minutes! And to go along with a good potato salad, I made some pesto chicken in the crock pot that turned out to be one of my favorite crock pot dishes!

Potato Salad ( 6-8 servings)IMG_2627

Ingredients:

8-10 yukon gold potatoes- boiled, peeled (if desired) and cubed

4 eggs- boiled and shredded (cheese grater)

5-6 celery sticks – chopped

5-6 green onions- chopped

10 petite dill pickles- chopped

1 tbsp. celery saltIMG_2628

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Poke holes in potatoes with a fork. Boil potatoes and eggs for 30-40 minutes (until potatoes are soft enough to stick knife through).

2. While eggs and potatoes are boiling, chop celery, onions and pickles.

3. Once eggs and potatoes are done, let sit for 15-20 minutes to cool. After cooling,                                                                             peel potatoes (if desired) and cube. And shred the eggs (with a cheese grater).IMG_2629

4. Mix potatoes, eggs, celery, onions and pickles in a large container.

5. Add mayonnaise and celery salt and mix thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste.

6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Pesto Chicken

Ingredients:

3-4 chicken breasts

1 packet ranch dressing (powder)IMG_2625

8 oz. pesto sauce

1 cup chicken broth

Directions:

1. Put chicken in crock pot.

2. In a bowl, mix ranch dressing, pesto and chicken broth.

3. Add mixture to chicken and stir.

4. Crock pot on high: cook for 4-6 hours. Crock pot on low: cook for 6-8 hours.IMG_2626                                                                                                                                                         Follow me on Twitter and Pinterest for more recipes and workouts! Happy Easter!

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