Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Pasta

Ingredients:

1 lb. raw chicken tenders {cut into bite-sized pieces}

2 tbsp. avocado oil

1 package {1 oz.} dry Original Ranch dressing mix

1/4 cup turkey bacon {cooked + cut into bite-sized pieces}

8 oz. cream cheese {cut into 8 pieces}

1 lb. dry whole wheat Penne pasta

3 cups low-sodium chicken broth

2 cups water

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 – 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

green onions for topping

Directions:

Cut up your chicken and put it into a bowl. Add the avocado oil and ranch dressing powder, mix well.

Put your instant pot on the “saute” setting. Cook chicken for 2 – 3 minutes {keep an eye on it because it can burn quickly — continue to stir so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.}

Add cream cheese, pasta, broth, and water to your instant pot.

Close the lid to lock your pot and select the “manual” setting.

Cook pasta for 8 minutes. Once your time is up, do a quick release for the steam.

Cook your turkey bacon while your pasta is cooking.

Open lid and add ground black pepper and cheese, 1/2 cup at a time, mix until your cheese has melted and everything is combined.

Top with turkey bacon and green onions.

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