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weight watchers cheddar chicken bacon ranch pasta

(6 ratings)
Recipe by
Hope Vaillancourt
Las Vegas, NV

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

(6 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For weight watchers cheddar chicken bacon ranch pasta

  • 1/2 lb
    whole wheat penne pasta
  • 4 slice
    bacon, diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    light butter
  • 1 lg
    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

How To Make weight watchers cheddar chicken bacon ranch pasta

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to package directions in boiling salted water; drain, return to pot, and keep warm.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    Serve each plate of pasta with more bacon sprinkled over the top.

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