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Bacon Ranch Chicken and Pasta Skillet

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November 8, 2016

Bacon Ranch Chicken and Pasta Skillet combines zesty ranch and savory bacon flavors in this one-pan pasta dish that is sure to become a family favorite!

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings


12 ounces Golden Grain® Ziti

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

6 slices center-cut or turkey bacon

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

3 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 1/2 cups milk

2 teaspoon all-purpose flour

1 packet (.4 oz) dry ranch dressing mix


1Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels; cool and crumble. Set aside.

2Add chicken to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until chicken is browned on all sides.

3Add chicken broth to skillet and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and add uncooked ziti.

4Cook, covered, stirring frequently for 10 minutes or until pasta is done.

5In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, flour and dry ranch dressing mix.

6Add mixture to pasta and cook, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened. Gently stir in bacon. Serve immediately.

Cook’s Tip

Add 3 diced Roma tomatoes, just before serving or use rotisserie chicken for a quick mealtime idea.


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