Author Notes: Creamy chicken and pasta is a perfectly pleasing meal for busy weeknights. —All that's Jas
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
slices bacon, cut into narrow strips
cups dried pasta or noodles
tablespoons ranch dry salad dressing mix
tablespoons all-purpose flour
tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
- In a large skillet brown the bacon over medium heat until crisp; drain on paper towels. Reserve two tablespoons of bacon drippings in the skillet. Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Cook in the same skillet with reserved bacon fat until tender and no longer pink. Sprinkle flour and salad dressing mix over the chicken and stir well. Stir in milk; cook, stirring occasionally until thickened and bubbly. Add bacon; cook for 1 minute more. Serve chicken with pasta. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.