Chicken Ranch Pasta with Bacon

Chicken Ranch Pasta is a quick weeknight meal that is delicious and easy to make. Tender chicken breast in a sauce made with creamy Ranch dressing served over pasta. This easy pasta recipe features everyone’s favorite ingredient- bacon!

Chicken Ranch Pasta

Can I make Chicken Ranch Pasta without bacon?

Yes! While I love the flavor of salty bacon in this easy chicken dinner, it can be omitted or used as a garnish. Another option is to serve it on the side, satisfying both those who do, and do not eat bacon.

What are some good pasta dishes?

Obviously, Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta is a great pasta dish! It is creamy and cheesy, and the mix of noodles and meat will leave you full for hours. It’s a perfect winter comfort food.

But I love pasta all through the year. In addition to the Chicken Ranch Pasta dinner, here are a few other favorite pasta dishes to try:

  • Jalapeno Popper Pasta is an easy one-pan pasta dinner. It also features a creamy, cheesy texture that compliments the crispy bacon. The jalapenos give it a unique flavor.
  • My Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta is an updated version of the classic dish. This one is ready in just 30 minutes, made in one pan. Instead of spending hours preparing gourmet chicken cordon bleu, get the same taste in this easy pasta dish.

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Chicken Ranch Pasta

How do you make Chicken Ranch Pasta?

  1. While cooking the pasta according to the package directions, use a skillet to thoroughly cook the bacon until it is crisp.
  2. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain off all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease. Place bacon on sheets of paper towel to drain.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then add it to the pan to cook it through.
  4. Add the garlic to pan and cook for one minute, until fragrant.
  5. Deglaze the pan with the broth and then add the ranch dressing. Allow the mixture to simmer then add the cooked pasta and parmesan cheese. You can add water to the mixture if it thickens more than you prefer.
  6. Crumble the prepared bacon and add it to the pan, mix to combine.
  7. Plate the servings, garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy your delicious, creamy chicken bacon ranch pasta dinner!

Chicken Ranch Pasta

I hope you enjoy this easy pasta recipe!

5 from 6 votes
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
Chicken Ranch Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Chicken Ranch Pasta with Bacon makes a quick weeknight meal that is delicious and easy to make. This family favorite dinner is ready in 30 minutes!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken pasta dinner, chicken ranch pasta, pasta dinner recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 761 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet
Ingredients
  • 10 oz. spaghetti or fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth low-sodium
  • 2 cups creamy Ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese plus more for garnish
  • Freshly chopped parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. While cooking the pasta according to the package directions, use a large skillet to thoroughly cook the bacon until it is crisp. 

    Remove the bacon from the pan and drain off all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease. Place bacon on sheets of paper towel to drain.

  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then add it to the same pan to cook it through. Coon until the chicken is nicely seared, and looks golden brown.

  3. Add the garlic to pan, stir and cook for one minute, until fragrant.

    Deglaze the pan with the broth and then add the ranch dressing. Stir to combine. Add the cheese and stir until cheese is melted.

  4. Allow the mixture to simmer, then add the cooked pasta. You can add water to the mixture if it thickens more than you prefer. Stir to cover the pasta in the creamy sauce.

  5. Crumble the prepared bacon and add it to the pan, mix to combine.

  6. Plate the servings, garnish with fresh parsley, more parmesan and enjoy your delicious, creamy chicken ranch pasta dinner!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Ranch Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 761 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 1407mg61%
Potassium 539mg15%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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