Monday, November 26, 2012

Rotisserie Chicken Ranch Pasta Dinner - 10 MINUTES

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Here's a nice little snappy alternative to the more common pasta and red sauce.

Best of all, this literally is finished in about 10 minutes... Just as long as it takes to prepare the pasta.  And of course, made extra fast with the use of a Rotisserie Chicken.  I have three pots used in the recipe, but if you are not in as much of a hurry, this can easily be a one pot meal.

OK, Here's what I did...

 Rotisserie Chicken Ranch Pasta Dinner

  • 1 Box Mafalde Pasta (about any dry pasta shape will work. The ones that have lots of ridges hold the cheese sauce better)
  • 1 TBS Butter
  • 1 TBS Flour
  • 1 Package dry Ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • 2 Cups Half and Half
  • 1 Cup Shredded Swiss Cheese (any good melting cheese will work, I like the taste of the Swiss mixed with the ranch flavors)
  • 2 Cups Meat from a Rotisserie chicken (I used a Leg/thigh Quarter and got plenty of meat)
  • 4 Slices Bacon, Chopped for Garnish
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook the Pasta according to the directions on the box. I always cook for one minute less than suggested for a nice al dente texture.
  2. While that is cooking, Fry the bacon.
  3. While that is frying, in a medium/large pot, heat the butter over medium high heat. Add the flour and stir for one minute.
  4. Slowly add the Half and Half, and stir until heated.
  5. Add the cheese... Again, Stir until melted.
  6. Add the Dressing mix, and continue to stir.
  7. By now, the pasta should be done, drain and add to the sauce.
  8. Add the chicken, stir to combine!
  9. Garnish with the bacon...
  10. Serve HOT and ENJOY!


This recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Uses For a Rotisserie Chicken"  (Now close to 100!)...I am so confused... $5.49 for a fully cooked, fully seasoned Oven Roasted, Rotisserie Chicken. Yet shop in the raw meat department and most raw chickens are at best $8 each and usually far closer to $10. Anyone have an answer??? Me either. So, I can either rail against the machine, or learn to embrace the beauty that is the $5 chicken! In this pin are recipes I have made, and recommend. MORE than 52 (I just can't stop)..
You get the idea.  From Scratch Pizza to Chinese Take Out recipes, Lots of Soups and Chili... Appetizers to Main Courses (Still can't find a dessert, but I am looking).  More than enough ideas for that store nought bird to shine with just a little extra work


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