Hope Vaillancourt Recipe

Weight Watchers Cheddar Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

By Hope Vaillancourt MissHopie87

Recipe Rating:
 6 Ratings
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Hope's Story

Recipe adapted from Better Homes & Gardens, only lightened up for those
Weight Watching :) Serves 4 and is 10 WW Points Plus per serving


1/2 lb
whole wheat penne pasta
4 slice
bacon, diced
1/2 Tbsp
light butter
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1 large
chicken breast, boneless & skinless, cut into bite sized pieces
1 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 pkg
ranch dressing mix ( 1/2 oz)
1 c
fat free milk
1/2 c
fat free shredded cheddar cheese
salt & 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 1/2 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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta