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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is perfect comfort food! The flavors of bacon and ranch come together perfectly with pasta and chicken in this cheesy casserole.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken pasta recipes, dinner recipe, one pot meal, pasta recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 629kcal
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound thick cut bacon diced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons ranch seasoning
  • 1 pound dry penne noodles
  • 3 1/2 cups mozzarella

Instructions

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a raging boil. Season with 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and add noodles. Cook for 2 minutes less than the time instructed on the package. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon.
  • Add in the diced chicken breasts and cook until no longer pink, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Whisk in the flour and then whisk in the chicken stock and 1 cup of the pasta coooking water. Stir in the ranch seasoning and bacon.
  • Stir in the cooked noodles and 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese. Top with the remaining mozzarella. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 20 minues.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1.6cups | Calories: 629kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1092mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g