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Chicken bacon ranch pasta with bell peppers and onion in a serving bowl
Recipe

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Chicken, bacon and ranch tossed with cooked pasta, bell pepper, red onion, and parsley.

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 10 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 servings 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta
  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 a red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta in heavily salted water until cooked. Drain and rinse the pasta in cold water until it is room temperature.
  2. While the pasta cooks, cook the bacon in a frying pan or on the stove top until crispy. Reserve the bacon grease and cut the bacon into bite size pieces. 
  3. Slice the chicken breasts horizontally into two pieces each. Season with salt and pepper. Heat bacon grease over medium heat in a frying pan and cook the chicken over medium for 4 minutes each side. Slice chicken into thin strips.
  4. While the chicken cooks, dice the green bell pepper, finely dice the red onion, and chop the parsley. Add the cooked and cooled pasta, chicken strips, crispy, bacon, pepper, onion, and parsley to a large mixing bowl.
  5. Pour the ranch dressing into the mixing bowl and toss to combine thoroughly. Serve immediately or chill and serve chilled.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.
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