Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Pasta

Usually when I make pasta I can assume that the kids will eat the dish.....usually!  They ate all of their dinner though the night that I made this.  This dish seemed like the perfect comfort food meal.  It was mac and cheese kicked up a little with bacon and chicken.  This dish was pretty easy to make.  Like I mentioned, the kids really enjoyed this.  I wasn't a huge fan.  But I'll eat anything if it has bacon in it! 
Cheesy Ranch Chicken Pasta
recipe from Life as a Lofthouse

8 ounces dried pasta
1 Tablespoon butter
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
2 Tablespoons flour
1 packet dry ranch dressing seasoning mix
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup chopped, cooked bacon

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add dried pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain water.

Meanwhile, heat butter over medium-high heat, in a large skillet. Add the chicken pieces, and cook until no longer pink. About 10 minutes.

Once chicken is thoroughly cooked, sprinkle the flour and packet of ranch seasoning over the chicken. Stir. Pour milk into the skillet, and continue to stir and cook until mixture starts to thicken. Stir in cheddar cheese and bacon pieces. Stir until cheese melts.

Add the cooked pasta to mixture and stir to combine. Serve immediately!

Family Rating: 1 thumb up.

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