Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad in a white bowl on a light brown linen.
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

This chicken bacon ranch pasta salad is loaded with everything you love and is the perfect dish to satisfy your cravings for a savory meal in a bowl.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Bacon Ranch
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 926kcal
Author: Berly's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb. Chicken Breast (cooked, chopped)
  • 1/2 Pound Bacon (cooked, chopped)
  • 2 Ounces Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Ranch Dressing (store bought or homemade)
  • 8 Ounces Dry, Penne Pasta
  • 1/4 Cup Diced Green Onions or Chives

Instructions

  • First, spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray, and dice the raw chicken into 1-inch pieces. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the chicken and cook it over medium-high heat for 7-10 minutes or until the chicken is done. Set it aside for later.
  • While the chicken cooks, begin cooking the pasta per the box instructions. Once done, drain the noodles and place them in an ice bath to suspend the cooking process.┬áDrain the water from the ice bath, and set the pasta aside.
  • Next, cook the bacon per the package instructions. When it's done, dice it into small pieces.
  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl, then toss to combine. Mix well to ensure the ingredients are evenly coated with ranch dressing.
  • Store the pasta salad in the refrigerator in a sealed container until ready to serve. Once you are ready to serve it, portion it out and sprinkle the cheese, green onions, and bacon on each serving.

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Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe. Actual calories may vary.
*Pre-cooked bacon and pre-cooked chicken can be used as substitutes.
*The pasta salad can be made in advance and can be stored in your fridge in a sealed container for up to three days.
*See post regarding tips, recipe variations, and recommendations for the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 926kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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