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One pan Chicken meal

30 Minute One Pan Chicken Bacon Ranch Meal

30 Minute One Pan Chicken Bacon Ranch Meal.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Ken


  • 1- 1 1/2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 pound of bacon 4-5 slices sliced in to Lardons
  • 1 Cup of cheese shredded white cheddar, not too sharp, or a Colby Jack around a 1/4 pound
  • 1 oz packet of Ranch seasoning
  • 1/4 cup of red peppers cherry peppers are great or red pepper work well
  • 1/4 cup of green onions chopped to 1/8 of an inch
  • 1 cup of elbow macaroni
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 cups of water


  1. The One Pan Chicken meal begins by cutting the bacon strips in to lardons or 1/4 matchsticks, and toss them into a large heated skillet. Stir often. They will quickly render and you want to remove them when they are still a little meaty as opposed to well done bacon bits. Place on the side in a paper towel to drain.
  2. Remove most of the bacon grease from the skillet but leave around a tablespoon or two to cook the chicken. Place the bite sized cut chicken in the skillet. Quickly salt and pepper and cook on med-high till all the chicken is cooked through. This takes around 5-8 minutes.
  3. Next add the elbow macaroni, the 1 oz packet of Ranch seasoning, and two cups of water. Stir to mix in the Ranch Seasoning. Bring the mix to boil and then lower to simmer. Cover. Stir occasionally.
  4. Simmer for ten minutes, then toss the red peppers in, simmer for an additional five minutes. Remove the lid and stir till almost all the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Add the shredded cheese, lardons and green onion. Stir till the cheese has melted. Serve Hot!