Main Dish | January 20, 2016

Bacon Chicken Pasta

Bacon Chicken Pasta in bowl over fish patterned cloth

We went to law school in Moscow. Moscow Idaho. not “Moss-cow” but moss-coe idaho. (Don’t get it wrong up there or they’ll start calling you a cow and all sorts of nonsense) It’s a teeny tiny hippy town. Held together by an engineering company and the college, right on the Washington/Idaho border. It’s also the best town ever. I dreaded moving there- living in a town there are very little options for any kind of shopping or activities or eating, and yet, when it came time to leave I was beyond sad.  I LOVED the people, everyone was so kind. I LOVED the rolling hills. I loved being able to get where I was going in under 5 minutes, and unexpectedly I LOVED not having all the shopping options. You learn to live on less and live happier. I just loved it.

Bacon Chicken Pasta in bowl over patterned cloth with parmesan cheese shreddings to the side

We made good friends- one of them invited a few of us over for dinner and made this pasta for us. There were three families, (6 adults and probably about 6 kids) and it easily fed us all.
Scarlet Bistro Bowl by Fiesta
bacon and chicken pasta pinterest image
Prep all your ingredients with my fav Zwilling  prep knife.  This guy is perfect for mincing garlic, dicing chicken, slicing bacon, and rough chopping the sun dried tomatoes.  You don’t have to bother with an enormous knife, but you get all the benefits of a big chef’s knife.
This dish is definitely an indulgence, but so so worth it!
Bacon Chicken Pasta in bowl over fish patterned cloth with spoon next to it
Over the years this pasta is not only my families favorite but it’s extended families, and many, many friends. Its full of a creamy savory flavor and pretty dang easy. I can’t wait for you to try it, you’ll love it.
5 from 1 vote
Bacon Chicken Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Crock Pot
6 hrs
Total Time
40 mins

An easy dish full of creamy savory flavor!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon chicken pasta, easy pasta recipe
Calories: 7840 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 16 oz farfalle pasta bow-tie
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup thawed peas
  • 1/2 cup chopped sundried tomatoes packed in oil *optional
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 T pepper
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 lb bacon previously cooked and crumbled **must be real, fresh cooked bacon. not "bacon bits or real bacon"
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 120 z lawry's mesquite marinade with lime juice
  1. In Crock Pot cook chicken in marinade on low for 6 hours. Pull marinated chicken out of the juices and allow to cool, shred. Set aside.
  2. One half hour before serving, boil pasta according to package directions.
  3. In a small sauce pan melt better, add garlic, whipping cream, pepper cheese and bacon.
  4. Wisk together on low heat for 3-4 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl pour sauce over cooked drained pasta. Add chicken, stir through. Sprinkle with a little bit more cheese for presentation on top.
Recipe Notes

PRESSURE COOKER: Cook chicken in pressure cooker with marinade 1 hour if frozen on meat setting with a quick release, or 10 minutes if thawed with quick release. Continue to make pasta following written instructions.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 c)
Calories 7840 Calories from Fat 4518
% Daily Value*
Fat 502g772%
Saturated Fat 249g1556%
Cholesterol 1784mg595%
Sodium 9062mg394%
Potassium 8053mg230%
Carbohydrates 455g152%
Fiber 30g125%
Sugar 75g83%
Protein 367g734%
Vitamin A 12120IU242%
Vitamin C 95.4mg116%
Calcium 1464mg146%
Iron 19.4mg108%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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