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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crumble the prepared bacon and add it to the pan, mix to combine.
Plate the servings, garnish with fresh parsley, more parmesan and enjoy your delicious, creamy chicken ranch pasta dinner!