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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Cathy Trochelman

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 lb. uncooked pasta I used orecchiette
  • 8 oz. turkey bacon chopped and cooked
  • 5 oz. mushrooms quartered
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 1 large red pepper sliced
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 Tbsp. flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • tsp. pepper
  • 3 c. milk
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
  • dried dill

Instructions

  1. Pasta:
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  3. While pasta is cooking, cube chicken and saute until partially cooked.
  4. Add mushrooms, red onion, and red peppers and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender-crisp.
  5. Add chicken and vegetables to cooked noodles.
  6. Add turkey bacon, reserving some for the top, and stir to combine.
  7. Sauce:
  8. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in flour, salt & pepper.
  9. Stir in milk; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.
  10. Cook and stir 1 minute more.
  11. Add Ranch dressing mix and stir to combine.
  12. Pour over pasta.
  13. Garnish with reserved bacon and dried dill.