Creamy Bacon Chicken and Pasta Skillet

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Make Creamy Bacon Chicken and Pasta Skillet tonight because it's so easy to make, requires only 1 pot and is full of flavor!

 Creamy Bacon Chicken and Pasta Skillet. An easy one dish dinner full of flavor from

The combination of the smokey bacon and chicken in the creamy pasta sauce makes this a must make dinner for all my bacon lovers out there. 
This dish is comfort food at it's best and so easy to make.
I've been on a single skillet dinner the last few weeks because no one ever said I wish I had more dishes to do.
Or how about gosh I really love it when we have a sink full of dishes to wake up to in the morning, said NO Mom EVER! 
With our dishwasher being broken and no ending in site for the repair man to return, the less dishes the better.
I even called the appliance shop today just incase they somehow forgot to leave a message but no bueno, they still don't have the parts in to fix my 2 year old dishwasher.
If only they made dishwashers like they use to.
So we've been fighting not only the battle of the laundry but now the world war 2 of dishes.
No matter what our laundries never done, I think it multiplies while we aren't looking.
I'm pretty sure part of it comes from the kids trying on clean clothes and then just tossing them in the dirty pile when they decide it's not what they want to wear for the day but no one will admit to it.
Oh to be a kid again.

Slice up 4 thick slices of bacon and add to a large deep skillet with a lid or a large pot with a lid. 
Brown bacon over medium heat.
Once the bacons nice and crispy brown remove to a paper towel and set aside.
Mmmmm.. Crispy Bacon. 
Go ahead take a taste just make sure to leave some for the pasta.
Leave bacon grease in pan and add onion. Sauté over medium heat until onion starts to caramelize. 
Add garlic, diced chicken breast and bell pepper. Stir until combined.
Add dried pasta, garlic powder and rosemary.
Add chicken stock and half & half or cream. Stir until well combined.
Bring to a simmer and make sure pasta is covered by liquid. 
Reduce heat to low and cover.
Cook for 13-15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Remove from heat and stir in cheese, bacon and parsley.
I was all out of my usual parmesan cheese so I subbed with mozzarella because a simple trip to the grocery store always ends up being $50 later.
Never fails but jack cheese would be tasty too.
Creamy Bacon Chicken and Pasta Skillet so easy and so good. | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
See I told you easy and oh so good! 

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Creamy Bacon Chicken and Pasta Skillet

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Creamy Bacon Chicken and Pasta Skillet | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
One Skillet Creamy Bacon Chicken and Pasta Skillet a super easy, flavorful dinner recipe with step by step instructions with photos.
Prep time: PT10M
Cook time: PT15M
Total time: PT25M
Yield: 5 Servings
  • 4 whole Thick Slices Or Bacon, Diced
  • 1/2 whole Onion, Diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 3 whole Chicken Breast, Boneless Skinless
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1 pound Pasta, Dried (Use Brown Rice Pasta For Gluten Free)
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Rosemary
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock (Gluten Free)
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon Half and Half or Cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan, Mozzarella, or Jack Cheese, Grated
  • 1/4 cup Italian Parsley, Chopped Fine
Cooking Directions
  1. In a large deep skillet with a lid or a large pot with a lid cook until crispy and lightly brown. Remove bacon to a paper towel and set aside.
  2. Place onion in bacon drippings and saute until lightly caramelized.
  3. Add garlic, chicken breast and red bell pepper. Stir until well combined.
  4. Add pasta, garlic, rosemary, chicken stock and half and half or cream. Mix until well combined.
  5. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 13-15 minutes until tender.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in bacon, cheese and parsley.


  1. That is one of delicious pasta Serena, fried bacon looks very nice.

    1. Thanks Swathi! I love cooking the pasta all in one pot with the bacon and chicken, it saves me so much time and I don't have to drain the pasta. Plus the pasta serves as a natural thickener.

    2. i dont understand how you cook the pasta with it? do you put water in with everything? once your ready to cook the pasta. and how much water do you put?

    3. Hi Natalie,
      The recipe uses 4 cups of chicken stock in the pot and that is what cooks the pasta. No need to add any additional water. Just follow the steps! Please let me know if you have any more questions.

  2. Never thought of adding bacon to pasta and when I make pasta I usually cook pasta in another pan and then mix into the pan which has the sauted onions, tomatoes your one pot version....less dirty dishes :)

  3. Looks so good! I love easy pasta dish like this that's delicious and quick to prepare. And you can pack for next day lunch... perfect. :)

  4. Easy, creamy and delicious - ticks all the boxes for me too!

  5. I bookmarked this recipe and will definitely, most definitely try it.

  6. Ugh I can't decide if a broken dishwasher or a broken washing machine would be worse! I loathe doing dishes. Such a great looking one skillet meal, I'm a big fan of those! Who wouldn't love a dish full of bacon and chicken!

  7. Serena, I love this, I just pinned it for safe keeping. Beautiful pic, too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I'll look you up on FB as well.

  8. Thinking of using this recipe for my school Cooking at Home project.. hehehe. Thanks!


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