Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Annalise, Completely Delicious

This fun pasta dish is filled with chicken, bacon, fresh herbs and smothered with a rich sour cream sauce. It’s an easy dinner the whole family will love!
10 min Prep Time
20 min Cook Time
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Servings: 6 servings

Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 lb boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped

Instructions

Step 1

Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package instructions, then drain.

Step 2

While pasta is cooking, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat until crispy, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

Step 3

Add cubed chicken to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5-8 minutes until browned and cooked through. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside with the bacon.

Step 4

Add butter, room temperature sour cream, and garlic to the skillet and melt over low heat, stirring until smooth.

Step 5

Return chicken and bacon to the skillet along with the drained pasta and stir to combine with the sauce. Add dill and chives* and season with more salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately.
*In place of the fresh herbs, you can use 1 teaspoon dried dill and 2 teaspoons dried chives.