Crack Chicken Penne

Crack Chicken Penne is creamy, cheesy, bacon-loaded, and made in one pot! You can't go wrong with chicken, pasta, cheese, and bacon!  

4 slices bacon 1 pound chicken breast 1 ounce ranch seasoning 8 ounces penne 3½ cups chicken broth 4 ounces cream cheese 2 cups cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon parsley



Crisp bacon in a large Dutch oven. Leave about 1 tbsp of bacon fat in the pot after draining. Make bacon pieces.

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Cook the chicken for 3 minutes over medium-high heat in the same pot until browned. It will be raw and pink inside. Stir the ranch seasoning mix into the chicken to coat each piece. 

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Lower the heat, cover, and cook for 15–20 minutes until the pasta is al dente or to your liking. Stir occasionally to prevent pasta from sticking to the pot.

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Stir in the cream cheese until the sauce is creamy and most of it has melted. Return the bacon to the pot and add 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar.

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Place the lid on the pot and sprinkle the remaining half cup of cheddar cheese. Stop cooking and remove the lid after 30 seconds.

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You can also broil the Dutch oven for 5 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and brown. Finishing crack chicken penne process shots. Add parsley and serve.

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