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Thursday, January 24, 2013

This little pasta dish turned out so good! I'm a sucker for anything with chicken and ranch but when you add bacon to the mix? Well...what else is there to say? You just HAVE to try this. Yes...you must.

Cheddar Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta


1 12-ounce package Bowtie Pasta ~ cooked and drained
1 medium onion ~ diced
1 pound bacon ~ diced and fried crisp
2 chicken breasts ~ cut into 1-inch chunks
3 tablespoon flour
1 package Ranch dressing mix
1 4-ounce jar diced pimentos ~ drained
1 cup milk
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove cooked bacon from pan and drain off all but three tablespoons of drippings.

Cook onion in reserved bacon grease until tender. 

Add cut-up chicken and cook until done.

Add the flour and Ranch dressing to the skillet and cook for a few minutes.

Pour milk into the skillet and cook mixture until thick.

Add shredded cheese and stir until melted.

Add bacon, pasta and pimentos and stir to combine.

Let's get going.

Dice and cook the bacon until crispy.

Remove the bacon and fry the onion 
in the bacon drippings until tender

Then add the chunked chicken 
and cook until the chicken is done.

Add the flour and ranch dressing mix and stir.

Then add the milk.

Stir until nice and thick and bubbly.

Dump in the drained pimientos 
and the cooked bacon.

Stir in the cheese until melted.

Toss in the cooked pasta and stir to combine.