Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Try-It-Tuesday -- Bacon Chicken Pasta

Guess what folks?! It's back! T-I-T is back! I've been in the BIGGEST food rut at this house. I decided I HAD to get back into my "trying one new thing a week" deal, or this family was going to overdose on McD's and Taco Bell. I can't promise I'll post every Tuesday as I used to...for some reason it seems overwhelming to me right now. But when I get a good recipe -like the one to follow here- I'll be sure to post it.

Today's recipe was a hit. I asked my kids if they liked it and my 5 year old replied, "It's 100% delicious." The following day, when I told them it was left overs for dinner, they all cheered. That doesn't happen everyday!

So without further ado, I give you Bacon Chicken Pasta (and I have NO idea where I got this recipe- it was in my recipe file- so if it's one you've posted I apologize for reposting, but THANK YOU for posting in the first place.)

1 lb. linguine noodles
3/4 C Italian dressing
1 lb. chicken breasts
1 lb. bacon
1 bag (4 cups) spinach leaves
1 cup shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese

Cook noodles as directed on package. Drain, reserving 1/2 C of the cooking water.Brown bacon in a deep skillet. Drain the grease and crumble. Set bacon aside. Pan fry chicken in the same skillet after the bacon is done (I sliced the chicken before I cooked it so there was more surface to get flavor from the bacon). Add the dressing, scraping the bits at the bottom of the pan. Stir in noodles and reserved cooking water. Remove from heat and add the spinach (I didn't add this, I just served the noodles over the raw spinach.), 1/2 C of the cheese, and the bacon. Toss lightly to combine. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.


Allisyn said...

I'm so happy to see Try_It-Tuesday is back.. and this dish sounds yummy.

Mama Williams said...

Pasta...good. Chicken..good. Bacon...who doesn't like bacon?! Looks simple and yummy.

Lula! said...

Wow...this is kinda like carbonara, huh? I like your recipe better. And so...I printed it out.

Shannon said...

Mmmmm, bacon.

Bacon just makes everything better.

This sounds yummy... will have to give it a try!

Jewelle said...

Glad to see you "back" This sounds so yummy that I'm going to make it this week! I also have answers for your questions about blurb. I'm working on getting them ready to post on my blog. Hopefully I'll have it done before Monday!

Jenn said...

this sound like something my kids will actually eat! by the way hope you have a happy birthday!