This bacon and ranch chicken pasta is so very good! I came up with this one night when I had all this chicken to cook. Hope you enjoy this as much as our clan did!


Recipe Summary

5 mins
5 hrs 40 mins
5 hrs 45 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place chicken in a slow cooker. Coat with kosher salt, seasoned salt, black pepper, pepper flakes, and thyme. Pour chicken broth in and around the chicken. Cook on Low for 5 to 6 hours.

  • Shred chicken and place back into the broth. Add cream cheese and stir well to dissolve. Stir in ranch dressing. Add pasta and milk. Stir, place lid back on, and cook on High for 30 minutes.

  • In the meantime, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels.

  • Mix Cheddar cheese into pasta; crumble in bacon and stir to combine. Cook until cheese is melted and pasta is tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

658 calories; protein 51.4g; carbohydrates 46.6g; fat 28.8g; cholesterol 157.7mg; sodium 2239.7mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Our family loved this. It was delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
Our family loved this. It was delish! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
The flavoring of the sauce was good. However, I used ziti and it became very pasty after 30 minutes. I fished it out and made macaroni on the stove. Much better. However, one pound of pasta along with the two cups of cheese made this very thick and not very appetizing. There are other recipes I would make instead. Read More