Creamy Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Chicken & Pasta
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Serves: 4
 
Easy, creamy and delicious slow cooker bacon ranch chicken and pasta was a big hit with both Rod and I when I made it for dinner this week
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast tenders
  • 1 packet (1 ounce) dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • ¼ cup cooked bacon crumbles
  • 4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
  • 2 cups dry bow-tie pasta, cooked according to package directions and added at serving time
Instructions
  1. Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart
  2. Grease your slow cooker.
  3. Cut the chicken tenders into bite-size pieces and place in your slow cooker. Sprinkle chicken pieces with the dry ranch dressing mix.
  4. Add the tomatoes with their juices and the bacon.
  5. Break the cream cheese into pieces and place on top.
  6. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours, or until chicken is tender. Stir well to blend in the cream cheese.
  7. Just before serving stir in the cooked bowtie pasta.
Martha's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/4th, about 1 cup): 380 calories, 10 g fat, 38.6 g carbs, 2.5 g fiber, 33.4 g protein and *10 Points Plus
Recipe by Simple Nourished Living at http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/03/slow-cooker-bacon-ranch-chicken/