Add creamy ranch dressing and crunchy bacon to this chicken and pasta dish, and you'll have a fast-prep option for a grill-out dinner or a potluck.
Any type of small pasta shape can be used. Try penne, elbow macaroni or shells.
Grilled chicken is also delicious in this recipe. Grill the chicken breasts over medium heat about 15 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center reads at least 165°F. Thinly slice or cut into cubes.
To make the salad lower in calories, use turkey bacon and reduced-fat ranch dressing.