Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: 5
Prep Time:
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Ingredients

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

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Cassie * Recipe
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1lovetocook1x
Member Since Dec 2011
Cassie's notes for this recipe:
My kids gobble this up, and ask for it weekly. A really easy recipe..
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Directions

1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
Serve each plate of pasta with more bacon sprinkled over the top. Green onions would also be a delicious topping.

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user Cassie * 1lovetocook1x - Sep 25, 2012
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user Cassie * 1lovetocook1x - Sep 25, 2012
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user Desiree Stone Desiree_Stone - Sep 30, 2012
I am going to try this recipe tomorrow night for dinner! This sounds and looks very tasty. :) I will be posting with the results.
user Cassie * 1lovetocook1x - Oct 21, 2012
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user Desiree Stone Desiree_Stone - Oct 26, 2012
This was delicious! I would definitely make it again! :) Thanks for sharing.

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