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30 Minute Creamy Chicken Bacon Pasta

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Our 30 minute creamy chicken bacon pasta is so easy to make and outrageously delicious. It is made with a combination of boneless, skinless chicken breasts seasoned with Italian seasoning, paprika, hot chilli flakes, and other spices. Served over some delicious penne pasta, this dish is simply out of this world. If you are anything like me, I've said this time and time again, midweek dinners are always a hassle. That's what I place so much emphasis on these 30 minute simple dinners. Give our creamy chicken bacon pasta a try and let us know what you think.
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Difficulty Intermediate
Time
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 1
Calories 1110
Best Season Suitable throughout the year
Description

If you have heard the term "winner, winner, chicken dinner," this is certainly one of them. Our 30 minute creamy chicken bacon pasta is so easy to make and borderline intoxicating. Your family and friends will love it and beg for more. 

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Ingredients
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips (about 1 pound or 1/2 kilo of chicken breasts)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 slices bacon, fried and cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 1/2 cup penne pasta, cooked to al dente
  • 3/4 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 2 large hand fulls of baby spinach (This is equivalent to about 4 cups)
  • 15 medium cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup dried Parmesan
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
Instructions
  1. Fry the bacon to the point where it's just about crisp and cut into bite size chunks. Set aside. 

  2. Add the chicken to the bacon grease and season with salt, pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning, and hot pepper flakes. Stir and cook until browned and cooked through. Set aside on a plate.

  3. Add the spinach,  tomatoes, and garlic to the same pan. Cook until the spinach has wilted. Add in the heavy cream and bring to a soft boil.

  4. Sprinkle in the Parmesan and stir until well incorporated.

  5. Place the chicken, bacon, and lemon juice in. Stir once again.

  6. Add the pasta in. Toss until everything is well combined.

  7. Turn off the heat, plate, and serve.

  8. Enjoy your 30 minute creamy chicken and bacon pasta.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 1110kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g56%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Trans Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 277mg93%
Sodium 1148mg48%
Potassium 743mg22%
Total Carbohydrate 133g45%
Dietary Fiber 7.5g30%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 69g138%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.

Note

I use heavy cream in the dish. If you are diet conscious, you can use half cream and half milk.

I find powdered Parmesan works well, but if you have grated, that works fine too. 

Adjust the seasoning according to your liking. 

Keywords: Chicken Recipes, 30 Minute Dinners, Creamy Chicken, Chicken and Bacon
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 


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