Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
| Published on February 9, 2024
This easy-to-make, protein-packed chicken bacon ranch pasta combines the delicious flavors of savory chicken, smokey bacon and zesty ranch. The homemade ranch seasoning infuses the dish with the classic ranch flavors you love.
Utensils Dinner
Globe New American
14
ingredients
9
steps
45
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
6
14.5 oz
dried high protein rotini, see notes 1
2 tbsp
kosher salt, see notes 2
14.5 oz
center cut bacon
1
batch of ranch seasoning, see below
2 cup(s)
whole milk cottage cheese
1/2 cup(s)
water
1/4 cup(s)
fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 lb
boneless skinless chicken breasts
For the Ranch Seasoning
1/2 cup(s)
buttermilk powder
2 tsp
dried parsley
1 tsp
dried dill weed
2 tsp
dried chives
1 tbsp
kosher salt
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
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Directions 9 steps | 45 Minutes

Step 1

Prepare the rotini pasta. Fill a 4-quart pot with water and two tablespoons of salt. Bring the salted water to a boil before adding the pasta. Cook the pasta for 7 minutes.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe: Prepare the rotini pasta.
Step 2

Use a colander to drain the pasta. Set aside.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe: Use a colander to drain the pasta.
Step 3

Using a cutting board and a sharp knife, cut the bacon into small strips. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. While the bacon is cooking, prepare the ranch sauce. 

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe: Using a cutting board and a sharp knife, cut the bacon into small strips.
Step 4

In a blender, add the ranch seasoning, cottage cheese, water and lemon juice. Blend on high until smooth. Set aside.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe: In a blender, add the ranch seasoning, cottage cheese, water and lemon juice.
Step 5

Use a slotted spoon to remove the cooked bacon and place it on a paper towel lined plate. Keep the sauté pan with bacon grease on the heat for the next step.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe: Use a slotted spoon to remove the cooked bacon and place it on a paper towel lined plate.
Step 6

Gently place the chicken breasts into the hot sauté pan. Sear the chicken breast on one side for 6 minutes and flip to the other side for 4 more minutes. Once the chicken breasts are thoroughly cooked, turn the heat down to low and remove the chicken.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe: Gently place the chicken breasts into the hot sauté pan.
Step 7

Slice the chicken breasts into small strips. Once cut, place the strips back into the sauté pan.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe: Slice the chicken breasts into small strips.
Step 8

Add the cooked bacon, pasta and ranch sauce to the pan with the chicken. Toss together until combined. 

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe: Add the cooked bacon, pasta and ranch sauce to the pan with the chicken.
Step 9

Serve warm and enjoy!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe: Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes:

  1. Pasta can be easily substituted with gluten-free or other special dietary pastas. 
  2. This recipe uses Diamond Crystal kosher salt. Different kosher salt brands have varied crystal sizes and may affect the salinity of the recipe, so adjust accordingly.
  3. For an extra flare serve with grated parm and chopped green onion.
  4. To give your pasta a summer vibe grill the chicken instead.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
745
FAT
32.9 g
PROTEIN
53 g
CARBS
55.7 g
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Carmela G.

Carmela

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13 Feb 2024

A delicious recipe of Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta. Easy to make with its step-by-step instructions.

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