Cheesy Chicken Bacon Broccoli Pasta

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Cheesy Chicken Bacon Broccoli Pasta

8 slices bacon, bite-sized pieces (sub turkey or chicken)
1 pd chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cups diced onion (about 1 onion)
4 cups broccoli florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (10 oz) can Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chilies
8 oz (about 3 cups) penne pasta
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
In a large pot with high sides cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crispy. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. In the same pot with the bacon grease, arrange the chicken in a single layer. Cook until golden and browned, flipping once halfway through. Remove with a slotted spoon to the plate with the bacon. If necessary, remove all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease from the pan. Increase heat to high, add the onions and broccoli, and cook until the onions are golden and brown. Decrease heat to low, add 3-4 garlic cloves minced and stir to combine until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove all the veggies to the plate with the chicken and bacon. Add the broth, Rotel, 1 cup cream or sub, pasta, 1 tsp salt and pepper to the pot. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the chicken, bacon, and veggies back into the pot and stir to combine until heated through. Turn off the heat, add the cheese and stir until smooth and melted. Serve and enjoy!! 🙂 Makes: 6 servings.

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  1. Posted by Karen, at Reply

    This Cheesy Chicken Bacon Broccoli Pasta Dish looks very delicious, and I am always looking for great healthier meals for my daughter and I.
    Thank you for making this happen, it is appreciated, and I look forward to seeing more.