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Crack Chicken Penne Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gary Bryan

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 slices thick cut bacon
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
1 oz. ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix (1 packet or 2 tbsps.)
8 oz. penne pasta, uncooked
3 c chicken broth
4 oz. cream cheese
2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 tbsp parsley, chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Cook the bacon in a large Dutch oven until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pot and drain some of the bacon fat leaving about 1 tbsp. Chop the bacon into bits.

In the same pot, cook the chicken for about 3 minutes over medium-high heat, until it starts to brown. The chicken will still be slightly pink inside.

Add the Ranch seasoning mix to the chicken and stir, making sure each chicken piece is coated in the seasoning mix.

Add the penne, chicken broth and stir, then bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat, cover and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the pasta is cooked to al dente or to your preference. Make sure to stir occasionally to keep pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot. There should still be some liquid in the pot when the pasta is done cooking, Add more broth, if needed.

Add the cream cheese to the pot and stir it in, until the sauce is creamy and most of the cream cheese has melted.

Add the bacon back to the pot and then add 1 cups of the cheddar cheese. Stir everything until well combined. The cheese should melt nicely.

Sprinkle the remaining c cheddar cheese over the top and cover the pot with the lid. Cook for about 30 seconds and then turn off the heat and remove the lid. The cheese should have melted. Or, you can place the dutch oven in the oven under the broiler for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and begins to brown on top.

Garnish with parsley and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes

 

 

 

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