Monday, September 9, 2013

Chicken Bacon Pasta Casserole

Ingredients:
6 strips bacon
4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt
, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 box spiral pasta
2 cans cream of chicken soup, undiluted
2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese, divided


Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
2. Cook and crumble bacon in a medium skillet. While bacon is cooking, cut chicken into bite-size chunks.
3. Set bacon aside. In the same pan, cook chicken in bacon drippings. Sprinkle chicken with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
4. While chicken is cooking, prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and return to pot.
5. Add chicken, soup, and 1 cup of Monterey jack cheese to pasta and stir well. Pour chicken mixture into prepared casserole dish.
6. Top with remaining cup of cheese and bacon crumbles.
7. Bake for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.


The Cast of Characters:
Seriously, cheese, bacon, chicken, pasta and garlic - this may be the best combination ever.

Frying it up in the pan.


Mixing the chicken and the pasta.



















This is the epitome of comfort food. Delicious.



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