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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!

One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta in a serving bowl with shredded cheese.

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.
BBQ Chicken Pasta shown in a small white baking dish with handles.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • vegetable oil
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt, pepper & garlic powder
  • onion
  • garlic
  • diced tomatoes
  • chicken stock
  • barbecue sauce
  • shredded cheddar cheese
vegetable oil, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion, garlic, 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.

vegetable oil drilled into at the bottom of a stock pot

Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, pepper and a little bit of garlic powder.

chicken breasts, seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, on a white plate.

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.

browning chicken breasts in the bottom of a stock pot.

Cook for an additional two minutes. Take cooked chicken out of the pan and set aside.

chicken breasts, fully cooked and set aside on a white platter.

Add diced onions to the pot (you may need to add a bit more oil.) Season onions with a little salt & pepper.

cooking onions in stock pot until they turn clear.

While the onions are cooking, chop up the chicken into 1-inch chunks.

diced cooked chicken on a cutting board.

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.

pouring chicken stock into pot.

Stir in uncooked rotini pasta. And add the cooked chicken back in.

uncooked rotini pasta and diced chicken added into stock pot to cook.

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.)

pasta in boiling liquid in a pot.

Lastly, add in 1/4 cup (or more, depending on your preference) of BBQ sauce.

pouring Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce into pasta mixture.

And top with shredded cheddar cheese!

melted cheese on top of bbq chicken pasta.

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Originally posted: May 2016
Updated & republished: January 2020

One Pot Barbecue Chicken Pasta

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!
5 from 13 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Chicken Pasta
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 484kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 884mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“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.

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21 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    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!

  2. 5 stars
    This is straight up copied from Sweet Baby Rays website VERBATIM! More like the Inbred hillbilly bumpkin cook thief!

    1. 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.

      1. I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I have tried numerous others and they are all keep up the great work!!

  3. 5 stars
    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!

  4. 5 stars
    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!

  5. 5 stars
    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!

    1. 5 stars
      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. 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.