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chickenbaconpasta It turned out so fantastic and the entire family loved it. Let’s rewind to yesterday. I am getting so big and pregnant and it is getting harder to do regular day to day activities. I cooked up three recipes and by the end of it my feet were so swollen and my back was out. But me and the hubby got to enjoy this delicious recipe together for lunch. He kept raving to me how delicious it was.

Now lets fast forward to today. We just had it for the second time. Two days in a row. It is just that good! I wanted to make it for my boys and some friends that came to visit us. This was loved even by my picky little eater. The sauce was so creamy and the right consistency over the noodles. Not to thick and not to thin. The taste was out of this world. And the bacon inside made it beyond amazing. I served it with some chicken and asparagus and this is a recipe that we will be making again and again!


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Chicken Bacon Pasta

By: Alyssa Rivers
Delicious and creamy pasta with bacon and served with chicken that the entire family will love!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 4 Chicken Breasts boneless skinless

Chicken Dry Herb Rub:

  • 1.5 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 pound penne pasta


  • Combine dry chicken rub ingredients and rub on each side of the chicken breasts. Grill chicken about 4-5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. ]
  • Cook the penne pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and rinse the pasta in hot water.
  • In a medium sauce pan cook the heavy cream and cream cheese together until smooth and cream cheese has melted. Add garlic powder, red pepper flakes, pepper, and salt. Lastly, whisk in the parmesan cheese. Continue to cook over medium heat until heated throughout. Add the crumbled bacon.
  • Lastly, add the hot rinsed pasta to the sauce, stirring to coat well. Cut the grilled chicken in pieces and serve over the pasta. Enjoy!


Calories: 1029kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 70gFat: 59gSaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 283mgSodium: 3714mgPotassium: 1220mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1469IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 241mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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  1. I’ve has this pinned for a few weeks and finally made it tonight. I substituted the sage for thyme and added more cream. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. This was sooooooo good! The sauce was amazing. 100 times better than store bought Alfredo. The chicken was juicy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hands down, a winner! My picky teenager had seconds, and she’s at the “ewww” stage for pretty much everything these days.

  3. Delicious! My husband said it was better than the pasta from a local Food Network’s stars’ restaurant, this is a definite keeper.

  4. Holy cow was this good! I made the BlackBerry salad with it (although I used blueberries!) Fantastic!!