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Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Instant Pot creamy chicken bacon ranch pasta is a quick and easy dinner made with chicken, crispy bacon and pasta shells in a cheesy ranch dressing sauce.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 375kcal
Author Dee

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut up - about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onions
  • 1 16-ounce box medium shell pasta, uncooked
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 5 slices cooked crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 3 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
  • chopped parsley, if desired

Instructions

  • Hit SAUTE on the pressure cooker, and when it reads HOT, add oil
  • When oil reads HOT, add chicken, and cook until no longer pink, stirring frequently
  • Add garlic powder, sea salt, pepper and minced onion, and stir until coated
  • Hit CANCEL, and make sure no chicken is sticking to bottom of pot. Add a little bit of water to deglaze pot if necessary
  • Pour pasta shells over chicken, and pour water over shells. Press shells down lightly stir to make sure pasta is covered with water
  • Turn valve to sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes
  • When pot beeps, do a gradual quick release, and remove lid when pin drops
  • Stir in ranch dressing and chopped bacon pieces, then stir in cheese until melted and well combined. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and additional chopped bacon, if desired, and serve

Notes

Recipe was made in 8-quart Instant Pot using Barilla Pasta Shells and homemade ranch dressing. Flavor may vary with type of ranch used. If using a thick dressing, you may need to add a little milk or cream if sauce is too thick.

Nutrition

Calories: 375kcal