Bacon, Ranch, and Chicken Mac and Cheese (11 Pts)
Dress up classic macaroni and cheese with applewood-smoked bacon, chicken, and Ranch dressing-inspired seasonings for a delicious twist on this classic dish.
Yield: 4 Servings Ready in 45 minutes
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|8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni|
|1 slice applewood-smoked bacon|
|8 ounces skinless; boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces|
|1 tablespooncanola oil|
|1 tablespoonall-purpose flour|
|1 1/2 cupsfat-free milk|
|1/3 cupcondensed 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup; undiluted|
|3/4 cup; (3 ounces) shredded six-cheese Italian blend|
|1/2 teaspoononion powder|
|1/2 teaspoongarlic powder|
|1/2 teaspoonchopped fresh dill|
|1/2 cup; (2 ounces) shredded colby-Jack cheese|
Bacon, Ranch, and Chicken Mac and Cheese (11 Pts) Preparation
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.
2. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan. Finely chop bacon; set aside. Increase heat to medium-high. Add chicken to drippings in pan; saut? 6 minutes or until done.
3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; sprinkle flour evenly into pan. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Combine milk and soup, stirring with a whisk; gradually add milk mixture to saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat; let stand 4 minutes or until sauce cools to 155?. Add Italian cheese blend, onion powder, garlic powder, dill, and salt, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in pasta and chicken.
4. Preheat broiler.
5. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with reserved bacon and colby-Jack cheese. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
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Bacon, Ranch, and Chicken Mac and Cheese (11 Pts) Reviews
Italian cheese blend missing from ingredient list, too much pasta, not enough chicken, pretty bland, too much prep vs result
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