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creamy chicken bacon pasta
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📋Creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Luxuriously creamy chicken bacon ranch pasta is loaded with cream, cheese, tangy ranch dressing, well-seasoned chicken and BACON. With very little prep work, make the most indulgent pasta that is packed with amazing flavors.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, pasta
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 1249kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 1 lb pasta use any pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar
  • 2 tablespoon dry ranch seasoning mix
  • Salt & pepper – as needed
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Season cubed chicken with Italian seasoning, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste. Let it rest.
  • Chop bacon into chunks and cook in skillet over medium heat until browned and crispy. Scoop out crispy bacon bits onto a bowl using slotted spatula leaving the bacon drippings in the skillet.
  • Sear seasoned chicken in bacon fat leftover in skillet. Sear cook chicken in medium heat until it begins to brown and cooked.
  • Remove cooked chicken onto another bowl.
  • Optional step - wipe pan with kitchen towel to keep the sauce clean and white, if you don’t want bacony rich pasta.
  • Melt butter in the same skillet. Saute finely diced onion and minced garlic in melted butter.
  • Add heavy cream into the skillet. Add dry ranch seasoning mix, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Meanwhile boil water in large pot. Add salt.
  • Add pasta and cook until al-dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
  • Pour little pasta water to the sauce to adjust the consistency.
  • Give it good stir. Allow cream to heat through, do not let it boil.
  • Add freshly shredded Parmesan and white sharp cheddar cheese to the sauce. Stir and cook on low flame until cheese melts.
  • Add seared chicken, cooked pasta to the sauce. Give it a mix.
  • Finally add crispy bacon and parsley for garnish
  • Serve immediately hot.

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Notes

  1. Cook pasta al-dente.
  2. Just before you drain pasta, reserve a mug of pasta cooking water to be used in sauce to adjust it’s consistency as it thickens.
  3. Cut bacon into chunks so you get more dripping out of it.
  4. Sear chicken in bacon drippings. It adds lots of flavor.
  5. Get block cheese and grate it fresh. Freshly grated cheese is so much better than pre-grated cheese bought from store which has fillers in it. Make sure to use fine grater for the cheese, otherwise it won’t melt properly and make silky smooth sauce.
 
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 1249kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 89g | Saturated Fat: 50g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 326mg | Sodium: 1172mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2760IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 479mg | Iron: 2mg