Cassie * Recipe

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta

By Cassie * 1lovetocook1x

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
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Cassie's Story

My kids gobble this up, and ask for it weekly. A really easy recipe..


12 oz
mostaccioli or other short pasta
6 slice
bacon, diced
1 Tbsp
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boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 Tbsp
packet ranch dressing mix or i use spicy ranch
1 c
shredded cheddar cheese
2 c
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook pasta according to package directions in boiling salted water; drain, return to pot, and keep warm.

Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Drain all but one tablespoon of bacon drippings from the pan.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the butter to the reserved bacon drippings, then add the chicken to the same skillet. Cook until tender, no longer pink, and slightly browned.
Sprinkle the flour and ranch dressing mix over the chicken, stirring to coat evenly. Stir in the milk, and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the cheddar cheese and half of the reserved bacon; cook and stir until the cheese is melted. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.
Serve each plate of pasta with more bacon sprinkled over the top. Green onions would also be a delicious topping.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #ranch