Prepare all of the ingredients. Begin water boiling for pasta.
In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add bacon and cook until crispy. Remove to paper towel covered plate. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon grease.
Reduce heat in saute pan to medium. Add garlic to bacon grease and cook for 3 minutes. Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Add to pan and cook for 12 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add pasta to boiling water. Cook as directed on package. Drain in colander and rinse with cool water. Return to pot away from heat.
In a sauce pan over medium heat, add butter, garlic powder and pepper. Once melted, whisk in flour. Cook for 2 minutes then add chicken broth. Cook for 2 minutes then add heavy cream. Cook for 2 minutes then add cheese by the handful until fully incorporated. Then stir in artichoke hearts and cook for 3 minutes more. Finally add chicken to sauce and cook another 2 minutes.
Pour sauce over pasta and toss to coat. Serve pasta with bacon sprinkled on top.