Slow Cooked Bacon Ranch Chicken Penne Pasta


  • 1 lb boneless and skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 lb thick-cut bacon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Black pepper and sea salt
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • Season the chicken breast with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Select SEAR/SAUTE and set the time to 30 minutes. Press START.
  • After preheating, add the bacon to the Inner Pot and sauté for about 10 minutes or until crispy. Transfer bacon to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add the chicken breast and sauté until browned, about 10-15 minutes. Return the bacon to the Inner Pot and add the ranch salad dressing. Combine well.
  • Press CANCEL to turn off sauté.
  • Add 1 cup of heavy cream and 2 cups of chicken broth and whisk well. Scrape up brown bits from the bottom and smooth out any lumps.
  • Add in the penne pasta, make sure the pasta is fully soaked.
  • Select SLOW COOK-Custom-Highand set the time for 4 hours. Press START.
  • Close the Pressure Cooking Lid on the pot and set to VENT.
  • When slow cooking is complete, remove lid, take out the chicken breast and shred.
  • Stir in the sour cream, shredded chicken breast, cubed cream cheese, and cheddar cheese.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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