Thursday, June 16, 2011

Skillet BBQ Chicken Pasta

I am always looking for new was to use pasta or should I say eat pasta and when I saw this over at Mel's Kitchen Cafe. I knew I had to give it a whirl. This pasta did not disappoint!! It was very yummy and so nice to be able to cook it all in one pan. So much easier to clean up that way. This recipe is also very kid friendly so give it a whirl if you are looking for a new way to have pasta!!!

Skillet BBQ Pasta adapted from My Kitchen Cafe
1 T olive oil
2 chicken breasts cut into bite-size chunks
1 red onion, diced (I didn't have one on hand so I used a regular yellow onion)
3 cups water
2 1/2 cups chicken broth(I used one 14 oz can and used more water for the rest)
1/2 tsp salt
12-13 oz penne pasta
2/3 cup bbq sauce(recipe for homemade found here.)
1/3 cup sour cream(use nonfat or lowfat if desired)
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup sharp cheddar Cheese

In a large skillet or pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When hot add the chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add the onions and cook till tender. Remove the chicken and onions to a plate. In the same skillet add the water, brother, pasta, and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 12-15 minutes, until the liquid is almost absorbed, the pasta is tender and the mixture is thick and syrupy. Stir in the bbq sauce,and sour cream. Once mixed, add in the chicken onions, and shredded cheeses. Stir to combine and cook until everything is heated through.


Erin said...

i found this recipe from recipe shoebox! i am a new follower.

JenHaggerty said...

I also found you from recipe shoeboz and am following. :) This sounds yummy!!

Jason, Alyson, Kaci, Brynley & Ashlynn said...

Made this last night and it was a hit. I left the onions out as the kids and hubby don't care for them, and i used canned chicken...turned out great! thanks for posting all the yummy recipes you find!