One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta
One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta has so much flavor but is so easy to make! Rotini pasta, chicken breasts, BBQ sauce and melted cheese! YUM!
Post sponsored by & recipe developed for Sweet Baby Rays.
A SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS ONE POT RECIPE
There’s a lot of pros to this dish. First, it is a meal made all one one pot. You don’t even have to cook the pasta in a separate pot. Secondly, it tastes like a summer cookout. It has all of those yummy, grilled barbecue chicken flavors. So, if its winter and you’re missing that taste of summer, then this is your dish!
TIPS FOR MAKING ONE POT BBQ CHICKEN PASTA:
- Use your favorite barbecue sauce for this. I am always trying new sauces A few I like and a few I don’t but my old steady is always Sweet Baby Ray’s
- Don’t like tomatoes? Just leave them out.
- Add any other veggies that you like: green peppers and mushrooms work well in this.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- vegetable oil
- boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- salt, pepper & garlic powder
- diced tomatoes
- chicken stock
- barbecue sauce
- shredded cheddar cheese
HOW TO MAKE ONE POT BBQ CHICKEN PASTA:
Heat a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large pot or large skillet over medium-high heat.
Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, pepper and a little bit of garlic powder.
Place chicken breasts into pot and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Then flip over and cook an additional 3-4 minutes. Once you flip the chicken, spread about 2 tbsp. barbecue onto each side.
Cook for an additional two minutes. Take cooked chicken out of the pan and set aside.
Add diced onions to the pot (you may need to add a bit more oil.) Season onions with a little salt & pepper.
While the onions are cooking, chop up the chicken into 1-inch chunks.
Stir garlic into the pot and cook for just a minute (you don’t want it to burn.) Then add in the can of undrained diced tomatoes and chicken stock.
Stir in uncooked rotini pasta. And add the cooked chicken back in.
Allow to come up to a boil, then cover and turn down the heat to medium and allow to simmer until the pasta has cooked (about 12-15 minutes.)
Lastly, add in 1/4 cup (or more, depending on your preference) of BBQ sauce.
And top with shredded cheddar cheese!
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Originally posted: May 2016
Updated & republished: January 2020
One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta
- 2-3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2-3)
- salt, pepper & garlic powder, to taste
- 1 medium onion, finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 3 cups rotini pasta uncooked
- 1 cup barbecue sauce, divided use
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or more, to taste)
- Heat a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large pot or large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, pepper and a little bit of garlic powder.
- Place chicken breasts into pot and cook for about 3-4 minutes.
- Then flip over and cook an additional 3-4 minutes (until cooked through.)
- Once you flip the chicken, spread about 2 tbsp. Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce onto each side.
- Cook for an additional two minutes. Take cooked chicken out of the pan and set aside.
- Add diced onions to the pot (you may need to add a bit more oil.) Season onions with a little salt & pepper.
- While the onions are cooking, chop up the chicken into 1-inch chunks.
- Stir garlic into the pot and cook for just a minute (you don’t want it to burn.)
- Then add in the can of undrained diced tomatoes and chicken stock.
- Stir in uncooked rotini pasta and diced chicken.
- Allow to come up to a boil, then cover and turn down the heat to medium and allow to simmer until the pasta has cooked (about 12-15 minutes.)
- Lastly, add in 1/4 cup (or more, depending on your preference) of SBR Sauce and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Quick, delicious AND my autistic daughter will eat it, too! Just what my sanity and dinner ordered. The only slight change I made was that I boiled the rotini separately and added it — I just tend to like the texture better, but that’s no change at all, really. Thank you as always! Your track record is perfect so far!
This makes me SO thrilled to hear your daughter loved it too! Yay!! Thank you Elizabeth!
This was very good, made it for dinner last night. Thank you!
Made this tonight. It’s a big hit!
This is straight up copied from Sweet Baby Rays website VERBATIM! More like the Inbred hillbilly bumpkin cook thief!
Honey, it’s because I developed this recipe for Sweet Baby Rays. They paid me to do it. If you go to the recipe on their site, you’ll see my name on that and my photos. Check yourself before spewing that mess on here.
I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I have tried numerous others and they are all keep up the great work!!
Almost peed my pants laughing ^
Bless her heart 😉
Do you Drain Before you add BBQ sauce after you boil the mixture.
If I subbed orzo for the pasta would that be ok? Could I also use crushed tomatoes vs. diced?
I was licking my phone I was just dusting it off
Made this last night for dinner. I thought it would be a lot like the goulash I make but oh my not at all . It was so flavorful and good! My husband said it was definitively a keeper. I made it just as you have written and wouldn’t change a thing. Can’t wait to have the leftovers for dinner tonight!
How much chicken stock do you use? Thanks
I made this tonight for dinner and we all LOVED this. Excellent flavor, will definitely make again! I made a double batch because I had a feeling my son would like it…sure enough, my big strappin’ lad is on seconds! Thank you for this fantastic recipe, I found it on Pinterest. Bookmarking your blog for more!
This was so good! My husband, the chicken hater even loved it. l subbed Rotel mild with green chillies for the diced tomato, added a T of tomato paste because I started to worry the sauce wouldn’t thicken up, and used Webber BBQ sauce instead of SBR. Loved this…loved!!! What a great blend of flavors!
So glad you and your husband enjoyed it. Thank you for taking time out of your day to let me know how great it was. 🙂
Thanks Joanne- Sweet Baby Rays is well loved around here. I hope you love this one as much as we do. You will have to come back and let me know how it turns out for you.
Sweet Baby Rays is my favorite BBQ sauce, so I was really glad to see this recipe posted on FB. On the menu for Monday. You have a great page, have many of your recipes. Thanks for posting.
That looks so good! We love BBQ chicken and of course I love only having one pot to clean!
Yum yum gotta try this and the other ones too. Our family lives BBQ chicken and SBR sauce on ji st about everything. .. thanks didn't think of this one did do Pizza and pockets too.