BBQ ranch chicken pasta

I am a huge fan of ranch, but my husband isn’t. Thats why whenever I wanna make something with ranch in it…I dont write it on the board correctly. Like this was just BBQ chicken pasta….I’m evil…I know. This actually made enough for 2 night of dinner because I accidentally picked up 2lbs of elbow noodles. Honest mistake but yay me. I get a night off.

What you will need:

1lb chicken cut into pieces and cooked

1lb elbow pasta…i used 2 lbs oh well

1 can sweet corn

1 can diced tomatoes

1 cup BBQ sauce

1/2 cup rance

Cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook your chicken. I’m pretty flexible with recipes. If it calls for cooked chicken…then cook it however you want. Here I just threw it on the stove and let it cook that way. Sometimes I’ll bake it.

While you’re cooking the chicken…cook the pasta according to package.

While both these items are cooking (and by the way…season your chicken however you want) you will need to mix the BBQ and ranch together.

Next add the corn and tomatoes.

Finally add the chicken and pasta.

Place in a baking dish, cover with cheese.

bake for 20 to 30 minutes until cheese has that nice bubbly look.

Cheesy spinach chicken pasta

We do not eat enough greens. At all. My nephew refuses to eat anything green. I try to include things that are healthy in our foods. Especially since we do eat out once a week. And we only do that because I mean hey I do need a break.

What you will need:

Chicken breast. I used 2 decent size

Penne pasta

1/2 cup to a cup sour cream

Cream cheese

Spinach

Ranch mix

Seasoning…your choice

Cheese….your choice

Preheat oven to 350 degree F

Cut the chicken up into bits. I usually do this before cooking because its easier…maybe a little more slimey….but its easier than cooking, waiting for it to cool and then cutting. This way I can just transfer it to whatever I’m cooking.

While the chicken is cooking. Boil the pasta. According to directions. Except you want to pull it off the stove just a little bit before its done. Dont worry it will finish in the oven.

Now, its time to mix some things together. I know it’s a lot of multitasking. But it doesn’t take much time. So here we will need to mix the cream cheese, sour cream. Ranch mix and spinach. It looks kind of gross but hey. It turns out good in the end.

When the pasta is done. Drain it. Add the cooked chicken and the pasta to the spinach mix. Stir to combine then transfer to oven. Cover with cheese and bake about 25 to 30 minutes.