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Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta

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Difficulty Intermediate
Time
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 14 min Total Time: 24 mins
Servings 4
Calories 620
Best Season Suitable throughout the year
Description

I'm always looking for midweek meals that can be made up quickly. This bacon ranch chicken pasta can be make up in about 30 minutes which makes it a great mid-week meal.

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 6 slices bacon, fried and chopped
  • 3 cups penne pasta
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
Instructions
  1. Add the pasta to a boiling pot of salted water and cook until al dente. This should take about 11 minutes.

  2. Add the bacon to a pan over medium high heat and fry until crisp. Cut into chunks and set aside. 

  3. Add the chicken the same pan and season with salt, pepper, and garlic. Fry until cooked through and browned. 

  4. Add in the butter and flour. Stir and fry until the chicken is coated.

  5. Pour in the milk and ranch dressing. Stir until well combined. 

  6. Add the pasta in followed by the cheese and 3/4 of the bacon. Stir until smooth and creamy. 

  7. Plate and garnish with remaining bacon and parsley. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 620
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g33%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 720mg30%
Potassium 639.95mg19%
Total Carbohydrate 14g5%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 14g29%

* 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.

Keywords: Midweek Meals, 30 Minute Recipes, Chicken Recipe
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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