Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats

Monday, April 15, 2019

Oven Baked Hawaiian Chicken

Three cheers for a fun, new chicken dish!
All the flavors of Hawaiian pizza...on chicken.

Oven Baked Hawaiian Chicken...super simple and very tasty! All the flavors of Hawaiian pizza on chicken!  Lower carb, high protein, delicious dinner. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Hey everybody, I'm back!

With chicken, but we'll get to that in a moment.

How's life?  Is it finally Spring where you are yet?  We are starting to turn the corner here and I won't lie when I say that makes my heart super happy.

With Spring comes me clearing all my winter memories from my brain to make room for items a bit brighter.  Sunshine {obviously}, ball games {oh, so many} and lighter food {my thighs appreciate that}.

Oven Baked Hawaiian Chicken...super simple and very tasty! All the flavors of Hawaiian pizza on chicken!  Lower carb, high protein, delicious dinner. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

What's been going on here?

The kids have a little less than two months left of school before summer, which is giving me ALL THE FEELINGS, both good and bad.  We've still had some sickness here with my girls {ear infections and pink eye, for the love}, which has me super thankful for good health insurance.  I'm starting to think about my garden, which will probably need some rearranging this year {good for the soil + my strawberry bed was pulled last year}.

I could go on and on.

I've also been enjoying coffee dates with a string of friends.  I've found that taking the time to meet up with them pretty much melts the stress away!  If you've been wanting to meet a friend, even for just an hour, do it.  I have a few different groups I regularly call upon {and trust me, we reschedule a lot due to KIDS}, but we eventually make it work.

Oven Baked Hawaiian Chicken...super simple and very tasty! All the flavors of Hawaiian pizza on chicken!  Lower carb, high protein, delicious dinner. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Recently I've been buying a TON of chicken at the store {been a bit obsessed with chicken salad}.  Plus we've been making what we like to call "Dad's Famous Chicken" dipped in my homemade ranch, but after that there still seems to be chicken left.

So....I made this Oven Baked Hawaiian Chicken.

I love, love, love a great thin crust Hawaiian pizza any day of the week.  Especially when they chop the ham and pineapple up into little bite sizes pieces {like my favorite hometown joint}.  I figured I love these toppings on pizza, why not put them on chicken?

Oven Baked Hawaiian Chicken...super simple and very tasty! All the flavors of Hawaiian pizza on chicken!  Lower carb, high protein, delicious dinner. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I prepped this dish over the weekend in the morning and stuck it in the fridge {sans cheese} and just had to bake off later that night.  Super simple and everyone LOVED it.

Just a tad sweet from the pineapple and enough saltiness from the ham.  And...I added smoked gouda cheese. Have you had gouda cheese?  It melts like a dream.  I also love it added to my homemade Instant Pot Mac-n-Cheese in place of some of the cheddar, in case you want to try it there too.  It makes everything so creamy.

Oven Baked Hawaiian Chicken...super simple and very tasty! All the flavors of Hawaiian pizza on chicken!  Lower carb, high protein, delicious dinner. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

This meal is also a nice lower carb, high protein dinner.  If you've been reading the past month I've been trying to watch my carb intake a bit.

Some days are good.  Some days are bad.  Some days you may see me out in public looking like a crazy woman who think she needs a breadstick.  It's okay.  I'll be fine.

Speaking of seeing me out in public...if you see me, say hi! A couple weeks back I was across the river in Illinois for our son's baseball game and a woman came up to me to compliment me on my blog.  She apologized, thinking she was bothering me....no way!  I love to meet you guys and interact.  Never walk away without a greeting!

Oven Baked Hawaiian Chicken...super simple and very tasty! All the flavors of Hawaiian pizza on chicken!  Lower carb, high protein, delicious dinner. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Alright, who is trying this fun, new dish?

It will probably be in our meal rotation once a month.  It's easy and tasty...and well, you just can't be that.

If you try it and showcase it on social media, be sure to tag me {@sweetsavoryeats}!

Oven Baked Hawaiian Chicken


Yield: 4
Author:
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 45 Mtotal time: 50 M
The classic Hawiian pizza topping...but on chicken! This healthy dish comes together quickly and is always a crowd pleaser.

ingredients:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 2 T. Mrs. Dash's seasoning
  • 2 cups smoked Gouda, shredded

instructions:

  1. Prehat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. On a cutting board cut the chicken breasts horizontally lengthwise so that each breast becomes two, equaling four total.
  3. Lay the chicken breasts in the bottom of a 9x13 pan and sprinkle with the Mrs. Dash's seasoning.
  4. Layer on the crushed pineapple, chopped ham and marinara sauce.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the cheese.  Place the dish back in the oven on the top rack and put on broil for 3-4 minutes or until the cheee is lightly browned and bubbly.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve warm. 
Calories
511.72
Fat (grams)
25.16
Sat. Fat (grams)
12.42
Carbs (grams)
24.81
Fiber (grams)
4.33
Net carbs
20.48
Sugar (grams)
16.80
Protein (grams)
45.62
Sodium (milligrams)
1926.10
Cholesterol (grams)
153.39
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Monday, April 8, 2019

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers

Eating low-carb but miss the "crunch" of a cracker?
This simple snack comes together in less than 30 minutes!

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers....this easy, quick low-carb snack will satisfy your "cracker/chip" craving and give you that crunchy bite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

It's April and it's Spring and it's warmer and it's put me in a good mood!  What about you?  This past weekend was GORGEOUS.  And by gorgeous I mean we reached 70 degrees here in Iowa and that hadn't happened since last October.

In case you are good at math, that is six months.

Six months of cold, dull, dreary weather filled with wind, rain, snow and sleet.  I'm a bit shocked I'm even here talking about it.  I made it!

Yesterday I took the kids to a park {they complained it was HOT, god bless them} and we walked and feed the ducks and geese and just casually made our way through the afternoon. It was just the best.

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers....this easy, quick low-carb snack will satisfy your "cracker/chip" craving and give you that crunchy bite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Along with this warm weather has come my need to eat a bit better and take a gander at what I'm putting in my mouth.

Because winter = ALL THE COMFORT FOODS.

Needless to say, I'm doing my best to eat a little less of said comfort foods {trust me, they will never be elimated completely, I'm definitely not that girl}.  Instead I'm packing in the protein and trying to fill in more fruits and veggies.

It's all about balance.

And prayer.

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers....this easy, quick low-carb snack will satisfy your "cracker/chip" craving and give you that crunchy bite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

After changing some eating habits {again, not depriving myself - I ate a delicious burger WITH THE BUN just the other night} but I'm most definitely eating much better.  The problem was I still missed the "crunch" of a cracker or chip.

I mean I can down a whole bag of chips with a gallon of salsa if no one is watching.  And like I said, I still am eating those in moderation, I'm not weird. 

But I missed grabbing a few crackers with my hummus or chicken salad or dip.  I was physically mourning that crispy bite that was going along with the rest of my food.

So....I made these low-carb cheese crackers.

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers....this easy, quick low-carb snack will satisfy your "cracker/chip" craving and give you that crunchy bite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

You guys, this isn't even a recipe.  Doesn't a recipe need more than one ingredient?  Technically there is some seasoning on these but in the end it is just CHEESE.

Did you know if you melt a piece of cheese in the oven it gets crispy and turns into a cracker?  Well, it does. 

I'm here to tell you it does. 

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers....this easy, quick low-carb snack will satisfy your "cracker/chip" craving and give you that crunchy bite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I had sandwich-sized slices of pepperjack in my fridge so that is what I used, but golly use whatever you want.  Gouda would be delicious, as would Swiss or just plain 'ol cheddar.  Cheese is all created equal in my house!

Find your favorite and make it happen.

I would recommend buying the already pre-packaged sliced cheese {usually pretty thin} that way the crackers bake consistently and are all the same thickness.

Cut those slices into squares and bake up!  Add some additional seasonings {mine are recommended below} or just leave them plain.

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers....this easy, quick low-carb snack will satisfy your "cracker/chip" craving and give you that crunchy bite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)
These low-carb cheese crackers do not need much time to cool, they pretty much come out crispy! Eat them plain along side your lunch or take a bag with you on the cool for a crispy snack.

My favorite way? Dipping these in my homemade ranch dressing.  It makes me feel like it is pretty-darn-special. 

Give these a try! I'd love to hear your thoughts if you are trying to mind your carb intake.  Tag me on social media {@sweetsavoryeats} and I'll be sure to share your photo.

How to Make Low-Carb Cheese Crackers


Yield: 24
Author:
prep time: 3 Mcook time: 23 Mtotal time: 26 M
When eating low-carb many miss the "crunch" of a good cracker. Look no more! This simple hack will give you that crunch without the carbs.

ingredients:

  • 6 slices of your favorite flavored cheese (pepperjack, cheddar, provolone, gouda, swiss, etc. - I used the "sandwich size")
  • red pepper flakes (optional)
  • garlic powder

instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Using a pizza cutter cut each slice of cheese into 6 squares.
  4. Lay the cheese squares on the cookie sheet, allowing for a bit of room between each slice.
  5. Sprinkle lightly with red pepper flakes and garlic powder.
  6. Bake for 20-23 minutes.
  7. The longer you bake the darker the "cracker" (oven times may vary).
  8. Keep in a sealed plastic bag for freshness.
Calories
5.38
Fat (grams)
0.40
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.22
Carbs (grams)
0.17
Fiber (grams)
0.03
Net carbs
0.14
Sugar (grams)
0.02
Protein (grams)
0.30
Sodium (milligrams)
7.72
Cholesterol (grams)
1.16
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Monday, April 1, 2019

Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

All the flavors of your favorite chicken enchilada dish in SOUP!
This meal comes together in a flash and tastes delicious.

Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup....an easy, quick meal in your Instant Pot or on your stove-top.  All the flavors of an enchilada in a bowl. (sweetandsavoryeats.com)

Do you eat soup all year around?

I was having this conversation with a friend just yesterday.  I typically stop making big pots of soup at home in the early Spring {so, about now} and take a long break throughout the Summer, then fire it back up when that first chill hits the air around October.

Saying this....I will order a hot bowl in a restaurant if I'm cold.

Here's to Panera Bread broccoli cheddar soup!

I just don't cook it when the temps are hovering in the 80's and 90's and my kitchen is already sweltering.

Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup....an easy, quick meal in your Instant Pot or on your stove-top.  All the flavors of an enchilada in a bowl. (sweetandsavoryeats.com)

So cheers to the last bowl of soup you'll see from me until next Fall!  But, oh my goodness it's a dandy one.

Our family loves ALL the flavors of any Mexican dish {tacos, enchiladas, burritos, etc.} and we eat them all the time.  We eat our taco soup often, but I had a ton of chicken breasts on hand due to a sale at the grocery store, so I made this version instead.

I also made it in the Instant Pot!  Don't fret friends, if you don't have an Instant Pot or a similar pressure cooker there are directions below on how to easily make it on the stove-top as well.  Start to finish this in done in under 30 minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup....an easy, quick meal in your Instant Pot or on your stove-top.  All the flavors of an enchilada in a bowl. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I served this soup up with some easy cheese quesadilla triangles {mostly for the kids as they love to DIP everything} and threw out three bowls of toppings on the table - shredded cheese, sour cream and crushed tortilla chips.

Oh my goodness....add those toppings to your bowl.  It's a must!

I slurped down two helpings in a flash and so did the husband.  We only had one bowl of leftovers left and you better believe I snagged that for lunch the next day before anyone noticed.  I love how it makes just enough to feed our family of five with a couple extra servings to tag on after.

Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup....an easy, quick meal in your Instant Pot or on your stove-top.  All the flavors of an enchilada in a bowl. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

And hey!  Skip the extra toppings and this is a well rounded meal, full of protein and low in calories, fat and sugar.

I even thought about making another batch just to divide out for lunches the next week.  Easy to heat up and have a quick lunch.

So here's to the last soup for awhile!  Coming up....an incredible BROWNIE {oh my gahhhhhh} and a fun, new GREEN salsa recipe that is also quick and you'll basically just want to grab a straw and drink it straight.

Thanks for reading!  Please help share my recipes by tagging me on social media @sweetsavoryeats.


Yield: 8

Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

This is the easiest soup you'll ever make! All the Mexican flavors come together in the Instant Pot for a delicious meal. Add your favorite toppings to make it extra special.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 25 mins

ingredients

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 large chicken breast, cut into 4 chunks
  • 1 pkt Ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • 15 oz red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4.5 o can diced green chiles
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2-3 T hot sauce, optional
Toppings
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • crushed tortilla chips
  • fresh cilantro

instructions

  1. Set the Instant Pot to "saute".  Pour in the olive oil and saute the onions for a few minutes until softened.
  2. Add in all the remaining ingredients (minus the toppings), submerging the cut up chicken into the soup.  Lock the lid in place and turn the knob to "sealing".
  3. Place the Instant Pot on "Manual" and set the time for 20 minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes carefully release the steam by moving the knob from "sealing" to "venting".
  5. Remove the chunks of chicken from the pot and shred with a fork, then return to the soup.
  6. Serve immediately with your desired toppings.

NOTES:

If you do not have an Instant Pot or other Pressure Cooker you can easily make this soup on your stove-top.  Using a large stock pot or Dutch oven follow the same steps. You will gently boil the mixture to cook the chicken in the broth, taking about the same time (20 minutes).  Remove the chicken from the stock pot, shred and return back to the soup.
Calories
217.52
Fat (grams)
5.98
Sat. Fat (grams)
2.14
Carbs (grams)
29.84
Fiber (grams)
7.14
Net carbs
22.70
Sugar (grams)
8.77
Protein (grams)
13.54
Sodium (milligrams)
1435.42
Cholesterol (grams)
22.80
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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Sometimes just a little bite in the afternoon will sustain you till dinner.
These Peanut Butter Energy Balls are a big hit!

Peanut Butter Energy Balls...the perfect, quick afternoon bite to hold you off till dinner!  Just 4 ingredients: dates, oats, peanut butter & PB chips.  Great recipe for those craving sweet but trying to watch their waistline. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

How's March treating you?

I can say that these last two weeks have been pretty good here.  After a long, hell-ish winter full of record setting temps and LOTS of snow, I'm happy to announce that we can now see the grass in our yard.

Yesterday I read my book on the back deck in the sunshine.  Alas, I had a blanket covering me, but I was sitting outside nonetheless.  Me, along with much of the country has missed that Vitamin D so much.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls...the perfect, quick afternoon bite to hold you off till dinner!  Just 4 ingredients: dates, oats, peanut butter & PB chips.  Great recipe for those craving sweet but trying to watch their waistline. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I also put on a swimsuit today.

I'll just leave that right there.

It's been Spring Break week so the kids have been home.

I'll also leave that right there.

So far we've been to the trampoline park, done a little shopping, had an 8 year old's birthday sleepover {why don't they ever go to bed?}, sent one child off with the grandparent's for a few days, swam at the local indoor pool, ridden bikes and broken up a few fights.

Here's to school starting back on Monday!

Peanut Butter Energy Balls...the perfect, quick afternoon bite to hold you off till dinner!  Just 4 ingredients: dates, oats, peanut butter & PB chips.  Great recipe for those craving sweet but trying to watch their waistline. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

With these warmer temps {and by warmer I mean 50's, but we'll take it} it has me thinking all things Spring.

Spring means warm and warm means less clothing and less clothing means WHOA, lets get back in shape a bit, shall we?

And getting in some sort of shape means having healthy snacks around when those cravings hit.  I'm not sure how other people are but the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. are the hardest for me. I love both salty and sweet but in the late afternoons I crave something sweet.

So, ladies and gents...enter in these Peanut Butter Energy Balls.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls...the perfect, quick afternoon bite to hold you off till dinner!  Just 4 ingredients: dates, oats, peanut butter & PB chips.  Great recipe for those craving sweet but trying to watch their waistline. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Let me tell you, after these had been chilling in the freezer for an hour both my girls were BEGGING to try one.  They watched me make them and let's just say they were intrigued.

Neither of them knew what a date was {Mom fail}, nor could they comprehend how just dates, oats and peanut butter could come together and even taste remotely good.  Frankly, I was somehow wondering the same thing.

They both got the first taste test and we all know kids are HONEST.  If they don't like something there will be no hiding their digust.  But, guess what? Their eyes lit up and they wanted another.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls...the perfect, quick afternoon bite to hold you off till dinner!  Just 4 ingredients: dates, oats, peanut butter & PB chips.  Great recipe for those craving sweet but trying to watch their waistline. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

At 115 calories, 4 grams of protein, 7 grams of fat and just 8 carbs they are the perfect snack!  And do yourself a favor, store these babies in the freezer.  They taste incredible cold, keep their shape and still have their soft texture.

This batch makes nine, basically one for each afternoon for a week and a couple to share in case you have little ones in your house too sneaking bites.

Skip out on the peanut butter chips if you want {it saves a few calories and sugar} or add them like I did for a bit of crunch in the bite.  Please share if you make these!  I'd love to give you a shout out.

Yield: 9

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These little bursting bites of peanut butter are a great mid-afternoon snack for a pick-me-up without all the unhealthy ingredients!
prep time: 10 minscook time: total time: 10 mins

ingredients

  • 5 Medjool dates (pitted and cut into thirds)
  • 4 T old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all-natural, creamy peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup peanut butter chips

instructions

  1. Using a cutting board, cut the dates in half and remove the pit. Then cut the slices into thirds and place all dates in the food processor.
  2. Pulse the dates until chopped and dates form into a ball.
  3. Add in the oats, again pulsing to combine until incorporated.
  4. Add in the peanut butter pulsing to combine into the date/oat mixture. If it looks too greasy add in another tablespoon of oats.
  5. Form the energy ball mixture into 9 balls.
  6. Push 4 peanut butter chips into each ball.
  7. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and freeze.
  8. Eat straight out of the freezer!
Calories
115.81
Fat (grams)
7.93
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.68
Carbs (grams)
8.98
Fiber (grams)
1.47
Net carbs
7.50
Sugar (grams)
4.31
Protein (grams)
3.95
Sodium (milligrams)
74.04
Cholesterol (grams)
0.02
Created using The Recipes Generator

Friday, March 15, 2019

Chicken Bacon and Ranch Pasta Salad

Spring is arriving soon, so that has me screaming SALADS!
This creamy ranch pasta salad is filled with grilled chicken, bacon and veggies.

Chicken Bacon and Ranch Pasta Salad...a creamy, homemade dressing is tossed with grilled chicken, bacon, pasta, veggies and cheese!  Such a great salad for entertaining, grilling out, a fun side dish or even the main meal! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Well, it's been a month.

I'm only going to chat about it for a hot second because frankly I want to forget it forever, but here it goes.

From the span of February 8 to March 10 we had five case of Influenza A {if you're counting, that would be our whole family}, two ear infections and one case of bronchitis {me}.  I will not sugar coat the misery.  It was awful.

As soon as one would semi-recover, another one would go down.  I've never spent so much time in my bedroom in bed.  The husband was a trooper, as though he did get sick, it was early in the process and didn't seem to last as long as the rest of us.  So he became the housekeeper, errand runner, activity scheduler and school picker-upper.

I'm fairly certain he wants to forget this season as well.

On the plus side, I got in a lot of good TV binging.

Chicken Bacon and Ranch Pasta Salad...a creamy, homemade dressing is tossed with grilled chicken, bacon, pasta, veggies and cheese!  Such a great salad for entertaining, grilling out, a fun side dish or even the main meal! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Needless to say my blog suffered a bit!  I wasn't eating much, therefore I was cooking VERY little.  We existed on a lot of sandwiches, cereal, scrambled eggs and well whatever looked good at the moment.

BUT....I have since recovered.  And my appetite is finally back.  So guess what I made yesterday? This delicious Chicken Bacon and Ranch Pasta Salad.

It's insanely good.  So creamy and tangy and full of flavor.  Plus, the best part is that it can be a side dish or a full meal.  Because, you see I added grilled chicken AND bacon.  When you add meat to anything it's a full dish, right?

Chicken Bacon and Ranch Pasta Salad...a creamy, homemade dressing is tossed with grilled chicken, bacon, pasta, veggies and cheese!  Such a great salad for entertaining, grilling out, a fun side dish or even the main meal! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

This time of year is the best time to break out these types of salads.  We are approaching warmer weather {finally}, we are grilling and barbecuing our dinners {finally} and all things are a bit more casual {picnics, eating on the deck, Spring activities}.

This pasta salad is best when served immediately.  I would recommend making it right before you eat and tossing it together right before eating.  The creaminess is on point then!  If you do need to refrigerate for awhile use some of the homemade ranch dressing you make {you'll have extra} and drizzle again before eating.

Pasta always soaks up whatever you put on it and no one wants a dry salad!

Chicken Bacon and Ranch Pasta Salad...a creamy, homemade dressing is tossed with grilled chicken, bacon, pasta, veggies and cheese!  Such a great salad for entertaining, grilling out, a fun side dish or even the main meal! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I'd love to hear if you try this pasta salad! It is all of my favorite flavors wrapped up in one bowl. Share the love on social media by tagging me {@sweetsavoryeats} and I'll be sure to share the love with my followers.

Now go grab a fork and dig in.

Yield: 16

Chicken Bacon & Ranch Pasta Salad

All your favorite flavors in pasta salad! This creamy, zesty ranch salad can be a side or the main meal. Grilled chicken and bacon really amp it up!
prep time: 10 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients

  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, pounded flat
  • 2 T barbecue rub or seasoning
  • 2 T canola oil
  • 3 strips bacon
  • 1 lb farfalle pasta
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 dry ranch seasoning packet
  • 1 T Mrs. Dash original seasoning
  • 2 t. salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup chopped grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas

instructions

  1. Heat a skillet to medium heat. Add in the canola oil.  Rub the chicken breast with the barbecue seasoning and place in the pan.  Cook 6-7 minutes a side or until the chicken is firm and the juices run clear.  Remove from the pan and set aside. When cool dice into bite sized pieces.
  2. While the chicken is cooking combine the buttermilk, mayo and ranch seasoning packet in a bowl and set in the fridge.
  3. In the same hot skillet dice the bacon and cook until crisp. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  4. In a large pot heat water to a boil.  Add in the pasta and cook until al dente, according to the package directions.  Drain and place back in the pot.
  5. To the cooked pasta add in the cream cheese, homemade ranch dressing, diced bacon and chicken, chopped tomatoes, peas, Parmesan cheese, Mrs. Dash's seasoning and salt. Toss to combine.
  6. Serve immediately. If needing to store in the fridge for a bit, keep the extra ranch in the fridge and drizzle/toss with a bit again before serving.
calories
227.19
fat (grams)
16.41
sat. fat (grams)
3.90
carbs (grams)
12.61
net carbs
11.58
protein (grams)
7.23
sugar (grams)
2.34
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