Thursday, March 24, 2016

Skillet Chicken Bacon Ranch Dinner w/ Baked Italian Loaf Bread

Dinner Tonight:  Skillet Chicken Bacon Ranch Dinner w/ Baked Italian Loaf Bread

It's the warmest morning we have had in a while, 61 degrees to start the day. For Breakfast I had a
Cheese Omelet. Made it with 2 medium size eggs, a splash of 2% milk, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Also had a slice of toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Did some house cleaning today; ran the vacuum, dusted, and cleaned the kitchen. Cloudy and windy all day, blowing in some heavy rain for the late afternoon and evening. For dinner to night tried something new, Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Chicken Bacon Ranch Dinner. Tonight it's  Skillet Chicken Bacon Ranch Dinner w/ Baked Italian Loaf Bread.

Came across a box of the Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Chicken Bacon Ranch Dinner while at Meijer a
while back and I'm finally getting around to using it. Just the name alone, Chicken Bacon Ranch Dinner, sounds delicious! The box contains; Pasta, Seasoning Packet, Velveeta Cheese Sauce Packet, and Bacon Bits. I'll be adding the Chicken and 2 Cups water, I also seasoned it with Morton's Lite Salt and topped with some a sprinkle of Shredded 3 Cheese Blend (Parmesan, Romano, and Aiago Cheese).

To prepare it I started by cooking the Chicken. I used 3 Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breasts that
I cut into bite size pieces. I heated up a large skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added I tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooked it on medium heat until cooked through and the juices ran clear.

 As the Chicken was finishing I added 2 cups of Water, the Pasta, and the Seasoning Packet. Stirred
and brought it to a boil. Reduced the heat and covered the skillet. Simmered for 12 minutes, stirred it frequently. Removed it from the heat. Next stirred in the Velveeta Cheese Sauce and sprinkled with the Crumbled Bacon. Served it in a bowl with a sprinkle of the 3 Cheese Blend. I have another item to keep handy in the Pantry! Really like this dish. The Chicken goes perfect with the Pasta and Creamy Cheese Sauce. Then the Crumbled Bacon gives it a nice crunch. Plus it's a 1 pot meal, which I love! Winner, Winner Skillet Dinner! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread. For dessert/snack later some Multi Gran Totistos Scoops with some Newman's Own Black Bean and Corn Salsa.

Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Chicken Bacon Ranch Dinner

Satisfy your taste buds with great-tasting Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Chicken Bacon Ranch Dinner. Made with rich and creamy Velveeta cheese sauce--it's liquid gold.
Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Chicken Bacon Ranch Dinner Kit:
* Elbow pasta with creamy cheese sauce, premium seasonings and bacon bits
* Made with real cheese
* Just add chicken
* Makes about 5 1-cup servings
* Ready in about 20 minutes

You will need. 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces. 2 cups water. Ready in about 20 minutes. Brown: 1 lb. chicken breast pieces in large skillet, cook until done.* Add: 2 cups water, seasoning and pasta; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover: Simmer and stir often until most of water is gone, about 10-12 min. Remove from heat. Cheese: With Velveeta cheese sauce pouch. Stir in cheese sauce. Sprinkle with bacon. Customize it! Top skillet with sliced green onions. *Minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F when tested with meat thermometer. Warnings: Contains: wheat, milk.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 70 G
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230
Calories From Fat 70
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7 G 14
Saturated Fat 1.5 G 10
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 10 Mg 3
Sodium 830 Mg 36
Total Carbohydrate 31 G 10
Dietary Fiber 1 G 4
Sugars 5 G
Protein 8 G

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