Crack Chicken Penne

Crack Chicken Penne :-A delicious and creamy combination of cubed chicken, bacon, cheese, and ranch flavour is used in the preparation of Crack Chicken Penne, which is a pasta dish that can be prepared simply in one pot. It is so good that it is addicted!

Crack Chicken Penne’


  • 6 slices smoked bacon cut into ½-inch diced pieces, divided into ¼ cup, and remainder
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts approximately 1 pound, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ounce packet of Ranch seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • ½ pound penne pasta
  • 6 ounces of cream cheese
  • 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 8 ounce block of Colby jack cheese shredded, divided into 1½ cups and ½ cup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley divided in half




  • Place the diced bacon in a large skillet of 12 inches in diameter and place it over medium heat. Cook the bacon for nine to eleven minutes, or until the fat has been rendered and the pieces of bacon have become crispy.
  • Moving the cooked bacon to a dish lined with paper towels is the next step. To serve as a garnish, set aside half a cup of the cooked bacon. Put all of the bacon to the side.
  • You should remove all of the bacon fat from the skillet, with the exception of two tablespoons.
    a total of six pieces of smoked bacon


  • To the skillet, add the boneless, skinless chicken breasts that have been cut into cubes, sliced yellow onion, salt, and black pepper. Place the skillet over medium-high heat.
  • For five to six minutes, or until the chicken has a light brown colour, cook it. There’s a possibility that the chicken is not completely cooked through. Due to the fact that the chicken will continue to cook alongside the pasta, this is acceptable.
  • 2 chicken breasts that are boneless and skinless, half a cup of chopped yellow onion, half a teaspoon of salt, and half a teaspoon of black pepper


  • The ranch seasoning and chicken stock should be added after the chicken has been lightly browned and the onions have reached the desired level of tenderness.
  • The penne pasta should be added after the chicken stock has been brought to a boil. Cover the skillet with the lid, reduce the heat to low, and continue cooking the pasta for fifteen to twenty minutes, or until it reaches the desired tenderness.
  • a packet of ranch seasoning weighing one ounce, four cups of chicken stock, and half a pound of penne pasta
  • The cover should be removed from the skillet, and the cream cheese and cream of chicken soup should be stirred in until the mixture is completely blended and there are no lumps left.


  • There are six ounces of cream cheese and ten and a half ounces of cream of chicken soup.
  • To the mixture, incorporate 1½ cups of the shredded Colby jack cheese, the pieces of cooked bacon (with the exception of the ¼ cup that is kept), and 1 tablespoon of the chopped fresh parsley. Colby jack cheese, 8 ounces, broken up into chunks and stirred to blend
  • The crack chicken penne then be topped with the remaining half cup of shredded Colby jack cheese, but it should not be stirred in. The skillet should then be covered once more with the lid for three to four minutes, or until the cheese has partially melted on top.
  • Take off the lid and decorate the cheese that has melted by adding the ¼ cup of bacon that was set aside and the remaining 1 tablespoon of minced fresh parsley.
  • Six slices of smoky bacon, two tablespoons of fresh parsley that has been chopped


Storage :

  1. In order to store leftovers, place them in a container that is airtight and place it in the refrigerator for up to two days.
  2. When it comes to freezing, I would not suggest having this dish frozen.
  3. You may reheat it by heating it on the stovetop or in the microwave until it is completely heated.

Tips :

  1. It is recommended that this chicken penne be served when it is still warm. The sauce will continue to thicken once this meal has been allowed to cool down.
  2. A package of bacon can be frozen for around one hour in order to firm up the bacon and make it simpler to dice into smaller pieces. This can be done by placing the package in the freezer.
  3. It is recommended that you use around two tablespoons of the ranch seasoning mix for this recipe if you only have a larger container of the ingredients.
  4. I find that using full-fat cream cheese is the best option for this recipe. Cream cheese with a lower fat content can be used, but the consistency will not be as thick or creamy.
  5. In place of pre-shredded cheese that is packed, use cheese that has been freshly shredded. The bags contain chemicals that keep the cheese from clumping together, and they do not melt as effectively as a block of cheese that you shred yourself.
  6. Either a slow cooker or an instant pot can be used to prepare this recipe. Begin by sautéing your bacon, and then proceed to place all of the ingredients, including the pasta that has not yet been cooked, in the slow cooker and cook them.




  • Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated
  • Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans
  • Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 1747mg | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin
  • A: 976IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 316mg | Iron: 2mg





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