This easy Creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta recipe is a delicious and comforting dinner idea that is made on your stovetop rather quickly. Bacon and spices make this ranch chicken pasta recipe that you will be making over and over again.
This delicious dinner all comes together in a single skillet which makes it super easy and streamlines clean up too!
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Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a tasty dinner idea, that is hearty and flavorful. This Chicken Ranch pasta dinner is made on your stovetop. I love simple recipes like this one because I can use ingredients I already have on hand and the amount of clean up is minimal.
This chicken Bacon Ranch pasta recipe is a colorful skillet meal that comes together in about 30 minutes. Most ingredients are pantry staples, but there are a few main ingredients to consider:
Chicken – I recommend using boneless chicken breasts or chicken tenders for this recipe.
Bacon – I prefer low-sodium bacon for this recipe. You can also use turkey bacon.
Pasta – Rotini pasta works great for this recipe, but you can use another similar pasta.
Cheese – I prefer cheddar for this recipe.
How to make Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
The full recipe is below, but here is an outline of the basic steps to make this recipe.
- Brown chicken pieces in the skillet.
- Remove chicken and start sauce with broth.
- Add seasonings.
- Add cream cheese.
5. Add pasta to dish.
6. Add Cheddar cheese.
7. Add chicken.
8. Add bacon
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup uncooked rotini pasta
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- salt to taste
- pinch of parsley (optional)
1. Cut chicken breasts or tenders into bite-sized pieces.
2, In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Cook chicken pieces over medium heat a few minutes on each side until cooked.
3. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
4. In the same skillet, add broth, paprika, onion powder, dill weed, seasoning salt, and pepper.
5. Add uncooked pasta and cook 10-12 minutes.
6. Reduce heat to medium and add chicken, and cook 4-5 minutes.
7. Add Cheddar cheese and bacon and cook until heated through. Salt to taste.
7. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
Serving Size:3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 578Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 1673mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 54g
- You can use purchased bacon bits to save some time.
- You can use pre-shredded Cheddar cheese.
- You can use shells or other small kinds of pasta, such as bow-tie in place of the rotini pasta.
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