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Barbecue-Cheddar Chicken Pasta

Barbecue-Cheddar Chicken Pasta
Total Time:
30 minutes


1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1 block sharp cheddar cheese (6–8 oz), shredded
1 Deli smoked (or oven-roasted) chicken, shredded
4 slices thick-cut bacon
1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained
2 cups no-salt-added chicken stock (or broth)
1/2 cup bold and spicy barbecue sauce
9 oz fresh linguine (or fettucine) pasta
3 oz presliced green onions


  • Chop red onion and pepper. Shred cheese (about 2 cups).
  • Shred chicken (2 cups).


  1. Cut bacon into 1/2-inch pieces, then place in large sauté pan on medium (wash hands); cook bacon 5–6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in pan.
  2. Return pan to heat, then add red onions and peppers; cook 4–5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until lightly browned. Add tomatoes, stock, and barbecue sauce; stir to combine and bring to a simmer.
  3. Stir in chicken, pasta, and 1 cup cheese; cook and stir 2–3 minutes or until pasta is tender, cheese has melted, and sauce has thickened. Divide mixture among serving plates; top evenly with reserved bacon pieces, remaining 1 cup cheese, and green onions. Serve.

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Nutritional Information

Amount per 1/6 recipe serving: Calories 510, Total Fat 26.00g, Sat Fat 11.00g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 80mg, Sodium 960mg, Total Carb 42g, Fiber 1.00g, Sugars 13g, Protein 25g, Calc 20%, Vit A 0%, Vit C 0%, Iron 10%

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