Creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta is a meal that is so easy and delicious, you may want to fix it more than once a week! Chunks of tender chicken, bacon, peas and bow tie pasta are combined in a creamy and delicious cheesy sauce flavored delicately with the scrumptious taste of ranch!
This amazing dish begins with a pound of pasta (I use bow tie) cooked according to package directions. Toward the end of the cooking time for the pasta, add the peas to the boiling water. This allows the peas to cook and eliminates the need for another pan! Once the pasta and peas are done, drain, set aside and keep warm.
You can cook the chicken ahead of time with a little chicken broth (about 1 1/2 cups) and rosemary & garlic seasoning. Or, if you’re short on time, a rotisserie chicken from the store will also work well for Creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta!
To create the creamy, tasty sauce, saute the onion in bacon grease until it’s opaque. Then, add the cream cheese and stir to melt. Cut the cream cheese in several small chunks. This will help it melt quicker. Once the cream cheese has melted, add the flour and stir to combine, briefly. Then quickly add the chicken broth and the milk. Turn the heat up a bit and stir or whisk constantly until the sauce thickens. Next, add the chunks of chicken to the pan and stir to combine.
Once the chicken is well-coated, add the pasta, peas and bacon. Stir gently to coat all ingredients.
Creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta is great served all by itself or paired with a lovely green salad! YUM!!
Once all ingredients are coated with sauce, Creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta is ready to serve….
Just top it off with a little grated Parmesan!!! YUM!!!
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