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Chicken and Chicken Bacon Pasta in a Garlic Cream Sauce

Chicken and Chicken Bacon Pasta in a Garlic Cream SauceChicken and Chicken Bacon Pasta in a Garlic Cream Sauce

School is now back in session, for some homes Moms and Dads are back to the work routine. Today’s post I am sharing my Chicken and Bacon (Chicken) Pasta in a Garlic Cream Sauce for those busy nights. Where you only have a few minutes to whip up a delicious meal that the family will love.  The best part of this recipe is that many of the products are already in house, therefore you don’t have to worry about running out to the store.

This meal is also the perfect comfort meal for the fall season. We all love comfort food! There are many adjustments you can make with this recipe to customize it to your family’s liking. You can essentially add more of or omit something. It all depends.

Chicken and Chicken Bacon Pasta in a Garlic Cream Sauce

I guarantee the family will enjoy this recipe as much as mine did too. You can also make larger batches to freeze as a great food prep option. So enough of the jibber jabber get in the kitchen and get cooking! you’ll be surprised at how quick and delicious this meal really is! Oh yeah I have a secret for you! ITS GLUTEN FREE!

Chicken and Chicken Bacon Pasta in a Garlic Cream Sauce

Chicken and Chicken Bacon Pasta in a Garlic Cream Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
1 lb chicken (chicken breast or tenders)
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tsp Italian seasoning (thyme, oregano, basil - combined)
1 can diced Tomatoes
1 c fresh Spinach
2 tbsp minced Garlic
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
8 bacon strips baked and chopped,
1 and 1/2 c half and half cream
1 and 1/3 c Parmesan cheese, shredded
2 boxes of Gluten Free Penne
1/2 c Parmesan cheese, grated, for serving

Instructions

1.Preheat oven to 450F
2.On a cookie sheet place strips of Bacon Vertically and bake until crisp.
3. Add 1 tbsp of salt and Bring a large pot of water to a boil for pasta and cook accordingly. Once cooked drain, rinse with cold water thoroughly and drain again. Set aside
4. In a large skillet or frying pan, heat olive oil until hot. Add chicken and cook on one side for 1 minute. sprinkle the uncooked sides of the chicken with paprika and Italian seasoning on each side after both sides have cooked.Remove chicken from the pan and put aside.
5.In the same pan, add tomatoes, spinach, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes,and bacon and stir.
6.Add half and half and bring to boil while stirring, add grated Parmesan cheese while stirring until the cheese has melted entirely
7. Remove from heat, toss in cooked Pasta and serve!

Notes

You can save back some of the Bacon for garnish, You can also substitute Chicken Bacon for regular Bacon as well. The sauce does soak into the pasta to avoid most of the sauce soaking up rinse Pasta under cold water to stop the cooking process. Or you can add a little more cream to your liking. Lastly you can also used ready cooked chicken breast stripes found in walmart

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6 Comments

  • Reply Ashley

    This looks so good and so easy! I love finding new pastas! My husband gets so tired of pasta but the more recipes I find the more I make it! Thanks for sharing, I think he will like this one!

    09/09/2016 at 8:48 am
    • Reply Ma Belle Vie

      I am sure he will love this dish let me know once you make it.

      12/09/2016 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Jessica Lynn

    Oh my gosh, YES! This is totally right up my alley! Saving this for later!

    09/09/2016 at 11:42 am
    • Reply Ma Belle Vie

      I hope you enjoy it once you make it

      12/09/2016 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Hicks

    That looks so good!! I love me a good, hearty pasta dish, and that garlic cream sauce sounds amazing. I’ve pinned for later.

    10/09/2016 at 11:30 pm
    • Reply Ma Belle Vie

      I love pasta too! this meal was really tasty. let me know if you try it.

      12/09/2016 at 7:41 pm

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