BBQ Chicken Pasta Recipe

bbq chicken creamy pasta

BBQ Chicken Pasta with HOC Sauce

Quick to make with easily available ingredients, BBQ Chicken Pasta is saucy, creamy, and filled with flavours! Seasoned and juicy chicken combined with your favourite pasta is what you will always get with this simple recipe. All you need is the HOC BBQ sauce and you’re sorted for your meal time.

Step into the realm of indulgence and let your taste buds dance with delight as we present the tantalizing harmony of Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken Pasta. Prepare to embark on a journey where smoky, tender BBQ chicken intertwines with velvety pasta, creating an orchestra of flavors that will leave you craving for an encore.

The oven-baking process elevates this symphony of flavors to new heights. The pasta absorbs the essence of the BBQ chicken, creating a delicious duet that goes beyond the ordinary. The result is a masterpiece that delights both young and old, making it a crowd-pleasing favorite at family dinners and celebratory gatherings.

So, gather your loved ones and invite them to this culinary performance. Savor the enchanting blend of textures and tastes, as each bite tells a story of comfort, joy, and togetherness. Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken Pasta is the embodiment of culinary harmony, a fusion that will leave you mesmerized and yearning for an encore. Allow yourself to be whisked away by this symphony of flavor – it’s time to indulge in a culinary crescendo like no other.

bbq chicken creamy pasta


  • Save time by using pre-cooked or rotisserie chicken instead of raw chicken. Simply shred or chop the chicken and toss it with the BBQ sauce.
  • Opt for quick-cooking pasta shapes like penne, farfalle (bowtie), or rotini, which cook faster than traditional spaghetti or fettuccine.
  • While the pasta is cooking, prepare the BBQ sauce and warm up the pre-cooked chicken in a pan with a bit of oil. This way, everything is ready at the same time.
  • Add some frozen mixed vegetables, like peas, corn, or bell peppers, to the pasta while it’s cooking to make it a complete meal with added color and nutrition.
  • Use an Instant Pot to cook the pasta and chicken quickly. Add the pasta, chicken, and enough water or broth to cover the pasta. Cook on high pressure for a few minutes, then stir in the BBQ sauce.
  • If you know you’ll be short on time, chop the pre-cooked chicken and set aside the BBQ sauce in advance. This way, assembling the dish will be a breeze.
  • Keep some pre-shredded cheese, chopped parsley, or green onions on hand to quickly sprinkle on top of the finished BBQ chicken pasta for added flavor and presentation.

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 30 mins

Serves 2 – 3

Step 1

In a large pot, bring water to a boil and season it generously with salt. Add the penne or pasta of your choice and cook it according to the package instructions until it’s al dente, which should take about 8-10 minutes. 

Step 2

Reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining to use later if necessary. Drain the cooked pasta in a colander and set it aside.

Step 3

Cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a skillet over medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, cooking each side for 6-8 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). 

Step 4

Once cooked, let the chicken rest for a few minutes before shredding or chopping it into bite-sized pieces.

Step 5

In the same skillet used for the chicken, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the diced onions until they become translucent and slightly caramelized, about 2-3 minutes. 

Step 6

Add the minced garlic and diced bell peppers, cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes until they become tender.

Step 7

Pour the cup of BBQ sauce into the skillet with the sautéed veggies. Stir well to combine, ensuring the sauce coats the veggies evenly. Let the mixture simmer for 1-2 minutes to blend the flavors.

Step 8

Add the cooked pasta and the shredded or chopped chicken to the skillet with the BBQ sauce and veggies. Gently toss everything together, ensuring the pasta and chicken are fully coated with the sauce. 

Step 9

Gently stir in the halved cherry tomatoes, allowing them to mingle with the pasta and sauce. Season the dish with salt and pepper to taste, adjusting the seasoning as needed.

Step 10

Transfer the BBQ Chicken Pasta to individual serving plates or present it in a large serving dish. For a delightful finishing flourish, top each portion with a generous sprinkle of grated cheese, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or any cheese of your preference.

Step 11

Your BBQ Chicken Pasta in HOC sauce is set!

BBQ chicken creamy pasta

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use any type of pasta for BBQ Chicken Pasta?

Absolutely! You can use any pasta of your choice, such as penne, fusilli, or spaghetti, depending on your preference.

Can I use leftover cooked chicken for this recipe?

Yes, using leftover cooked chicken is a great time-saving option. Simply shred or chop it and add it to the pasta.

Can I make this dish vegetarian or vegan?

Yes, you can use plant-based chicken substitutes and vegan BBQ sauce to make a delicious vegetarian or vegan version.

Can I use a different type of meat instead of chicken?

Yes, you can substitute chicken with cooked shrimp, pulled pork, or even ground beef for different flavor variations.

Can I make this dish gluten-free?

Yes, simply use gluten-free pasta and ensure that the BBQ sauce and other ingredients are gluten-free.

How long does it take to make BBQ Chicken Pasta?

With pre-cooked chicken and store-bought BBQ sauce, you can have this dish ready in about 20-25 minutes.

  • 2 cups chicken, shredded
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1 ¾ cup tomato, diced
  • 1 cup HOC BBQ Sauce
  • 1 ½ cups ranch dressings
  • 2 cups fusilli pasta
  • 2 cups mozzarella, shredded
  • Salt & pepper as per taste

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