Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

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Bob December 28, 2020

How To Make Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Our pasta salad recipe that’s mixed in with chicken breasts, bacon, cheddar cheese, and a creamy ranch dressing is perfect for picnics and bbq parties!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2chicken breasts,boneless, skinless
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ½tspblack pepper,cracked
  • 2tbspcanola oil
  • 4ozcream cheese,at room temperature
  • 8ozbacon,cooked, crumbled
  • 8ozsharp cheddar cheese,diced finely in ½-inch cubes
  • 1cupranch dressing
  • 1lbfusilli pasta,cooked

Instructions

  1. Butterfly the chicken breasts open, cutting them to be the same shape but half as thick.

  2. Add the salt and pepper to the chicken breasts.

  3. Add the canola oil to the large skillet and heat on high heat.

  4. Add chicken to the pan and sear for 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Flip the chicken and cook on the other side.

  6. Remove from the pan and let cool.

  7. Chop the chicken into 1-inch cubes.

  8. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese and ranch dressing and mix well.

  9. Add the chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and pasta.

  10. Toss together until well coated.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 362.33kcal
  • Fat: 23.72g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.83g
  • Trans Fat: 0.30g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.64g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.15g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.75g
  • Fiber: 0.93g
  • Sugar: 1.87g
  • Protein: 14.06g
  • Cholesterol: 49.43mg
  • Sodium: 361.56mg
  • Calcium: 116.28mg
  • Potassium: 170.49mg
  • Iron: 0.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 72.12µg
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