Absolutely delicious! This one is a winner for sure. It's quite easy to put together and very hearty. Leaves you satisfied on all fronts.:) Enjoy!
-1 lb tube pasta (any type you like: penne, rotini, etc)
-8 slices bacon, chopped
-4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into bite-size chunks
-salt and pepper
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-2 red or orange bell peppers, chopped
-1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, do NOT drain
-1 cup chicken broth
-1/2 cup sour cream
-1/2 tsp onion powder
-1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
-2 avocados, pitted and diced
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, cook the bacon in an oven proof large skillet. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon to drain on paper towels.
Keep about 2 Tbs of the bacon fat in the skillet, discarding the rest. Return skillet with bacon fat to stove. Add the chicken chunks and season with salt and pepper. Once chicken is golden brown, remove onto a plate.
Return skillet to stove and add the garlic. Cook for about 30 seconds. Add the bell peppers and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the tomatoes with the juice, chicken broth, sour cream and onion powder. Season with some salt and pepper. Give it a good stir and bring to a low boil. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
Add to the skillet the drained pasta and cooked chicken. Mix well and remove from stove. Sprinkle with the cheese.
Place in preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Top with reserved bacon and avocado chunks. Enjoy!