My husband said that I HAVE to make this again. It's so easy, so SURE! BBQ Chicken Pasta Recipe

BBQ Chicken Pasta

Whip up this quick and easy weeknight meal in under 30 minutes. Cheesy BBQ pasta with bacon and chicken makes the ultimate comfort meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pasta recipe, easy weeknight dinner recipe, pasta with chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 439kcal
Author Jessica Burgess


  • 3 slices bacon cut in to small pieces
  • 1 cup shredded or chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 16 oz penne pasta
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • pinch red pepper flakes optional
  • salt and pepper to taste ( I used 1 tsp kosher salt & 2 pinches of black pepper)
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese plus more for garnish; optional
  • fresh parsley for garnish; optional


  • In a large saucepan, cook bacon
  • Add chicken, garlic, and red onion, and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes to allow everything to cook and flavor together
  • Add in pasta, chicken broth, heavy cream, and spices
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover
  • Let simmer for about 15 minutes, or until pasta is tender
  • Add in BBQ Sauce and shredded mozzarella, stirring gently to combine
  • When cheese is fully melted, Serve
  • Garnish with extra BBQ drizzle, shredded mozzarella, and parsley if desired



Serving: 1serving (1/8 recipe) | Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1.4mg