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Creamy Chicken with Bacon & Penne

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4 servings

Get inventive with chicken tonight with this new take on pasta in creamy white sauce. Crisp, savory bacon gives the chicken moisture (and flavor!) while it bakes.

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  • Wrap 1 bacon slice around each chicken breast. Heat large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cover. Cook 5 to 7 min. on each side or until chicken is done (165ºF). Remove chicken from skillet; cover to keep warm. Discard drippings in skillet.
  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package. Meanwhile, cook cream cheese spread and broth in skillet until cream cheese is melted and sauce is thickened and well blended, stirring constantly with whisk. Stir in tomatoes and onions; cook 2 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain pasta; return to pan. Add sauce; mix lightly. Serve topped with chicken.

Special Equipment Needed


Substitute farfalle (bow-tie pasta), fusilli, ziti or your favorite pasta for the penne.

Serving Suggestion

Serve this flavorful main dish with a mixed green salad for a quick-and-tasty weekday meal.


  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 420
Total fat 15g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 110mg
Sodium 470mg
Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 35g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from I changed up the recipe a little, but I really enjoyed it. I changed up the recipe a little, but I really enjoyed it. I made it more like a baked pasta dish. I cut up the chicken in small pieces and cooked in along with the chopped bacon. Then added the cream cheese, chicken broth, tomatoes, and added some parmesan. Then stirred in pasta and put everything in casserole dish and topped with some shredded italian blend cheese and baked. I really loved the flavor of the sauce. Will definitely make again.
Date published: 2010-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I used chicken tenderloins so I could wrap the bacon around the whole piece of chicken, and it... I used chicken tenderloins so I could wrap the bacon around the whole piece of chicken, and it turned out wonderful! I'm not a big cream cheese person, especially flavored cream cheese, but the sauce turned out really good. I used a whole can of chicken broth and a whole tub of cream cheese so I would have extra sauce. Even my kids (8/4/4/3) loved this recipe! Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2010-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good basic recipe but needs TLC Like many other reviews, I too tweeked the recipe quite a bit. The first mystery i encountered was why the chicken seemed to cook way faster than the bacon, and i ended up having to take out the chicken and finish the bacon seperately. I was surprised and delighted with the sauce; it is soo simple yet soo tasty! The biggest issue i took with the dish was an overall lack of flavor. pretty to look at but bland. i added a handful of shredded parm cheese (plus more of the canned parm on top ), and I spiced the sauce up more with a dash of crushed red pepper, garlic powder, basil and parsley, and more tomatoes. i added bacon to the sauce which provided just enough salt. Just a few little changes made a world of difference, and the final outcome was savory, perfect texture, and the individual ingredients melded just right achieving a delicious flavor. I would recommend this recipe as a solid foundation for the chef to build upon.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy and tasty! Easy and tasty! I have little kids, so I chopped the chicken and bacon into bite-size pieces before cooking. After cooking them, I mixed up the sauce as directed, then mixed the chicken and bacon into the sauce during the sauce- heating phase. Very tasty and creamy with a little zest to it... not bland like most other white sauces I've had. Try it!!!!
Date published: 2010-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a great, quick, and easy recipe. This was a great, quick, and easy recipe. I cut up my chicken, added shredded cheese, doubled the sauce, and omitted the bacon. The kids loved it and they enjoyed helping me cut up the ingredients. My husband has already had me to cook it again and he usually doesn't like trying new recipes but he loved this one.
Date published: 2010-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This turned out a little bland for my taste. This turned out a little bland for my taste. I also cut up the chicken and bacon and cooked those together and added them at the end. The sauce was the problem - it is missing something. I don't know what though. I might try adding parmesean cheese or some kind of seasoning to the sauce if I make this again.
Date published: 2010-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was awesome! This was awesome! I had read an earlier review and chopped the chicken and bacon to bite size. I would recommend cooking the bacon first as it didn't cook with the chicken and I used the whole 8oz cream cheese and extra chicken stock for more sauce. My family and I loved it!!! And it was so easy.
Date published: 2011-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This recipe is delicious! This recipe is delicious! Instead of wrapping the chicken in the bacon, I diced it and cooked it then used the bacon grease to cook the chicken in. Then I diced the chicken I did not have penne pasta, so I used bowtie pasta instead. Once everything was cooked I just threw everything into one pot.
Date published: 2010-05-07
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