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One-Pot Cheesy Bacon Ranch Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

One-Pot Cheesy Bacon Ranch Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli


My family would eat this every week. It's a great go-to easy one-pot meal that is complete and satisfying. And cleanup is a breeze!


  • 4 slices bacon
  • ¾ pound chicken breasts, diced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream


  1. Heat bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook, flipping occasionally until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper; cook in hot bacon drippings over medium-high heat, stirring often, until chicken is golden brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside. Chicken will not be fully cooked at this point.
  3. Add shallot and garlic to drippings and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 2 minutes. Stir in water and milk; use a wooden spoon to scrape any browned bits from bottom of the Dutch oven. Stir in pasta and ranch dressing mix. Bring to a boil and simmer for 6 minutes.
  4. Return chicken to the Dutch oven and add broccoli. Cook until pasta is tender and chicken is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in Cheddar cheese and sour cream to combine. Crumble cooked bacon over the top and serve hot.

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One-Pot Cheesy Bacon Ranch Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 570.4
% Daily Value *
protein: 70 %
carbohydrates: 20 %
dietary fiber: 14 %
fat: 32 %
saturated fat: 56 %
cholesterol: 28 %
vitamin a iu: 18 %
niacin equivalents: 127 %
vitamin b6: 25 %
vitamin c: 70 %
folate: 52 %
calcium: 38 %
iron: 19 %
magnesium: 27 %
potassium: 16 %
sodium: 27 %
thiamin: 84 %
calories from fat:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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