Dinner, Kid-Friendly, Lunch

Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac & Cheese

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Total 40 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 5

Tip: Don’t forget to add liquid to create steam and cook food.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Wheat

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  • 1 box (16 ounces) rotini pasta
  • 2 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 block (16 ounces) processed melting cheese, cut in cubes
  • 2 packets (1 ounce each) ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits


  • 8 frozen breaded chicken tenderloins


  • Fresh chopped parsley, as desired
  • Ranch, as desired


  • Silicone-Tipped Tongs
  • Measuring Cups
  • Step 1

    Place all Level 1 ingredients in the pot and stir until combined.

  • Step 2

    Pull out the legs on the Crisper Tray, then place the tray in the elevated position in the pot, above the pasta. Place the chicken on top of the tray.

  • Step 3

    Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to Rapid Cooker. Select SPEEDI MEALS, set temperature to 375°F, and set time to 10 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (the unit will steam for approx. 10 to 15 minutes before crisping).

  • Step 4

    When cooking is complete, transfer chicken to a cutting board. Then use silicone-tipped tongs to grab the center handle and remove the tray from the unit. Stir the mac & cheese and serve with chicken, parsley, and ranch as desired.