Chicken Avocado Ranch Pasta
This is a sponsored post for Hidden Valley Ranch through DataRank. All opinions are mine.
There was a point in time when I could have gotten my oldest son to eat just about anything as long as it was dipped in Ranch. Brussel sprouts? Dip it in Ranch and he’ll give it a try. Even Ranch couldn’t make him actually like brussel sprouts, but it was the reason he tried. Carrots? Ranch. French fries? Ranch. Not that anyone really needs more of an incentive to eat french fries. But you get the idea.
He’s now older and not as easily swayed, but we’re still fans of Ranch. Did you know there are new flavors of Hidden Valley Ranch? Available at Walmart, you’ll find Avocado Ranch, Cucumber Ranch, Cucumber Ranch (Light), Sweet Chili, and Roasted Garlic.
They’re good for more than just a dip, though, and I couldn’t wait to try the Avocado Ranch first in Chicken Avocado Ranch Pasta. A quick and easy meal!
For the Chicken Avocado Ranch Pasta, I also made sure to grab a box of bow tie pasta, grape tomatoes, real bacon bits, chicken, and an avocado for even more avocado flavor.
Now, I have to say, I love avocados. As such, with the two flavors of avocado and Hidden Valley Ranch combined into one bottle, I may never use anything else. The Avocado Ranch with the pop of freshness from the grape tomatoes and bites of sauteed chicken with the smoky bacon bits, this Chicken Avocado Ranch Pasta is our new favorite easy weeknight meal, as everyone agreed. It’s perfect for lunch, too.
And while the Avocado Ranch is some good stuff, it’s probably still not going to be enough to get your kids to like brussel sprouts. That’s just not going to happen.
Chicken Avocado Ranch Pasta
An easy weeknight meal featuring grape tomatoes, avocado, sauteed chicken, bacon, and Hidden Valley Avocado Ranch.
- 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts - diced
- 10 oz grape tomatoes
- 1/2 of a ripe avocado - diced
- 1/2 cup real bacon bits
- 16 oz box bow tie pasta
- 1 cup Avocado Ranch
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Steak seasoning, salt & pepper to taste
- Prepare your pasta in a large pot.
- While the pasta is cooking, remove any fat from your chicken pieces and dice in bite size pieces. In 1 tbsp olive oil, season your chicken with steak seasoning, salt and pepper and saute until brown.
- Dice avocado.
- Drain pasta once tender and return to pot on medium-low heat. Add chicken pieces, grape tomatoes, avocado, and bacon bits, along with salt and pepper to taste. Stir together with Avocado Ranch until just coated.
- Serve and enjoy!
That is one inviting pasta salad! I love avocado, but have boys that run the other way. However, in a premade ranch dressing they might not even notice if I hid the label.
This is perfect. We’re having a BBQ on Saturday and while the men & kids like burgers and hot dogs, us moms want something else. This will be what I make – so easy and so yummy.
This is so happening at my house! It looks so good!
These looks so incredible! I’m a avocado lover so I am all over this. Great post!
That dish looks so creamy and delicious. My family loves chicken so I’ll pass this along to my hubby so he can make it. He does most of the cooking!
This looks so good, that it has influenced me to try this recipe. Also might do some mixing the dressing with some of my favorite salads to add a different flavor. Thanks for sharing.
What an inviting recipe! Hidden Valley Ranch is throwing a bend in how I dress my salad with these new flavors. I may grab the ranch cucumber since it’s a light option. Beautiful pics!