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Food Network star Ree Drummond says “dinner doesn’t get any better” than her recipe for Bow-Tie Chicken Alfredo. This tasty combination of pasta, cream sauce, and lots of juicy chicken elevates an ordinary pasta dish into something special that is good enough for both a weeknight dinner and company. The Pioneer Woman star admits this is her children’s favorite, and the recipe is created with pantry staples.

Ree Drummond poses wearing large gold earrings.
Ree Drummond is the star of the Food Network show “The Pioneer Woman” | Donna Svennevik/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

Ree Drummond talks about her family’s love for this particular recipe

In the pages of her book “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime,” Drummond wrote a passage regarding this recipe and her family’s love for it.

“As far as my four children are concerned, dinner doesn’t get any better than this. It’s creamy! It’s cheesy” It has chicken in it! And that’s all there is to say about that,” Drummond penned.

She also commented on the recipe on her Pioneer Woman blog.

“My boys came in and asked what was for dinner in the middle of the afternoon. Then I looked at them and cried,” she exclaimed after a particularly tough day of recipe testing.

“Then I decided to whip up this easy skillet pasta dish! It’s one of my kids’ faves. I had everything I needed in my pantry and fridge,” Drummond exclaimed.

The ingredient list for Ree Drummond’s Bowtie Chicken Pasta

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Ree Drummond’s Bowtie Chicken Pasta ingredients are readily available at your local supermarket.

One can make the sauce with or without white wine. In its place, you may add chicken broth.

The tasty list of ingredients includes bowtie pasta, raw chicken breasts, garlic, white wine, or chicken broth, and half and half.

Also needed for flavorings are salt and pepper, parmesan cheese, and parsley.

How to make this delicious winner, winner chicken and pasta dinner

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Cook pasta according to package directions.

Season chicken and cook until brown in a skillet coated with butter.

Add more butter and cook garlic but do not brown. Add wine or chicken broth, followed by half and half, cream, salt, and pepper. Once it has thickened, add cheese pasta, followed by chicken which you can either dice into smaller pieces or cut into strips.

This meal can be served with a simple salad. Or you can dress it up a bit by adding a simple roasted green vegetable to balance out the heavy sauce on the pasta and chicken.

The complete recipe for Ree Drummond’s Bowtie Chicken Pasta can be found on her Pioneer Woman website.

The Pioneer Woman airs new episodes Saturdays at 10 a.m. EST on the Food Network.