Main Dish

BBQ Chicken Pasta

I’ve been craving BBQ lately. Not sure why; perhaps it’s my refusal to accept that summer’s almost over. Or maybe I’ve just been needing some tangy deliciousness. Regardless the reason, yesterday I finally gave in and tweaked our planned meal into this amazing BBQ Chicken Pasta!

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We’re definite pasta-lovers in our house, especially penne pasta, and adding my Tangy BBQ Sauce just completed our dish perfectly! For some healthy protein I included some chicken, then you just toss on some Parmesan cheese and green onions, you’ll be licking your fork clean! I even made it look super-pretty to give my Hubby a tasty and attractive dinner to come home to!

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See, it’s so pretty to serve up! For my semi-picky kiddos, I left out the green onions to avoid the complaining. For me, I added EXTRA Parmesan. Super easy to switch it up to fit everyone’s tastes!


  • BBQ Sauce of Choice (I used this Tangy BBQ Sauce)
  • 1 box Penne Pasta (I use whole wheat)
  • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, fully cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 cup Green Onions
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 – 1 cup Bacon Bits

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  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Put on plate and top with the warmed shredded chicken.
  2. Pour BBQ Sauce over top, then sprinkle with the green onions, Parmesan cheese and bacon bits.
  3. Serve it all pretty, or mix it in. Enjoy the flavorful tangy-ness!

Notes: You can also switch it up a bit and add things such as olives, tomatoes, diced onions, even a touch of cream cheese for a little switch in flavoring!

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