Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
Rice & Pastas
Half and Half
cut into bite-sized pieces
boneless, skinless chicken breast
warmed, low sodium is best
packet ranch dressing powder
penne or rotini pasta
sharp Cheddar cheese
Monterey Jack cheese
half and half
Add bacon to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the
function and adjust to HIGH or MORE.
Cook and stir bacon until most of the fat is rendered, then add chicken and brown lightly on both sides, 2-3 minutes. Meat may not be cooked through.
Remove chicken and bacon to a plate, reserving drippings.
Add broth to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
Add ranch powder, garlic powder and chicken to the pot. Stir to combine, then add pasta to the pot and make sure it is submerged.
Turn the pot off by selecting
, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
Using the display panel select the
MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK
function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 5 minutes.
When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
Stir in the cheeses a little at a time until melted. Add half and half and reserved bacon. Mix well and serve.
*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.