Prepare chicken according to the package instructions.
Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling water, prepare pasta according to the package instructions; drain, reserving 2/3 cup of the cooking liquid. Return pasta and cooking liquid to pot.
Add chicken, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper to pot; toss well.
Add chopped, crumbled bacon if desired.