Monthly Archives: March 2013

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta – because bacon makes everything better

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I saw this recipe on Pinterest and thought it sounded good. We tried it one night, not quite sure what to expect. All I have to say is…Wow! It was soooo yummy!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Ingredients:

8 ounces penne pasta
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp dry ranch dressing seasoning mix
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup cooked, chopped bacon
2 cups cooked chopped chicken

Directions:

In a large pot, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

In same pot melt butter. Add flour and stir. Cook flour for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk. Continue cooking until sauce thickens. Stir in ranch dressing mix and cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Add chicken, bacon and pasta. Stir to coat.

Short Version:

Heat up some pre-cooked chicken… IMG_8045

Cook some bacon…  IMG_8041

Boil some pasta of your choice… IMG_8040

Make the sauce… IMG_8044

Mix it all together in a bowl and chow down!

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If you like all the ingredients in the name of this dish, you must try it! It is simply amazing!

Nailed it!!

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Easy Garlic Chicken – Only 4 Ingredients!

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I found this recipe on Pinterest, tried it, and thought I would share. It’s quick, simple, and yummy!

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless  chicken breasts
  • 4 garlic cloves ,  minced
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoonsolive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 500°F and lightly grease a casserole dish.
  • In small sauté pan, sauté garlic with the oil until tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar.
  • Place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish and cover with  the garlic and brown sugar mixture.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bake uncovered for 15-30  minutes.

This is what the sauce looks like before you put it on the chicken. Kind of goopy and sticky.

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And here it is after spread on the chicken.

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Here’s a link to the site I found it on: http://goodrecipesonline.com/easy-garlic-chicken/

Give it a try on a night that you don’t have much time to fix something. Enjoy! I’m sure we will be fixing it again soon. Nailed it!