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One-Pot Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Pasta

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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This one-pot meal loaded with bacon and ranch flavor is sure to become a family favorite.

Ingredients

2
cups Progresso™ chicken stock (from 32-oz carton)
2
tablespoons ranch dressing and seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
8
oz cream cheese, cut into 1-inch pieces, softened
2
cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
2
cups uncooked rotini pasta (6 oz)
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
6
slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled (about 1/2 cup)

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, stir stock and ranch dressing mix with whisk until well blended.
  • 2 Add cream cheese; cook over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes or until cream cheese just starts to melt.
  • 3 Add chicken, pasta and 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese. Heat to boiling. Cover; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 14 to 16 minutes or until pasta is tender. Remove from heat.
  • 4 Top with bacon and remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, stir stock and ranch dressing mix with whisk until well blended.
  • 2 Add cream cheese; cook over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes or until cream cheese just starts to melt.
  • 3 Add chicken, pasta and 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese. Heat to boiling. Cover; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 14 to 16 minutes or until pasta is tender. Remove from heat.
  • 4 Top with bacon and remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

This one-pot meal is made easy using rotisserie chicken.

Any of your favorite pastas, such as penne or gemelli, would work great for this recipe.

For easy crumbled bacon, chop the bacon and cook in a skillet until crisp, or purchase precooked bacon pieces.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
829.6
Calories from Fat
410
% Daily Value
Total Fat
55.4g
85%
Saturated Fat
24.9g
125%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
174.2mg
58%
Sodium
1092.3mg
46%
Total Carbohydrate
40.8g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
3.7g
Protein
42.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
3.30%
3%
Calcium
43.30%
43%
Iron
22.50%
22%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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