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Garlic Chicken, Bacon, and Ranch Pasta

This Garlic Chicken, Bacon, and Ranch Pasta is definitely a comfort food recipe!  Easy to make, simple ingredients, quick cook time.  

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 806 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 8 oz penne pasta (use gluten free pasta for gf version)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breasts , chopped into smaller pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 strips bacon cooked, chopped
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing , gluten free
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to the package instructions, drain.
  2. In a large skillet heat olive oil on medium heat. Add sliced chicken, sprinkle with spices, and cook for several minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Remove the skillet from heat, and add minced garlic to mix with chicken.
  3. Add cooked bacon and cooked pasta to the skillet with chicken.
  4. Add Ranch dressing, chopped fresh parsley to the skillet with the chicken, stir, heat everything up on medium heat gently. Remove from heat when the chicken and pasta are heated through.
  5. Top with a small amount of chopped parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Chicken, Bacon, and Ranch Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 806 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 78%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 1017mg 42%
Potassium 688mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 13.5%
Vitamin C 13.3%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 12.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.