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BBQ Chicken Pasta Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6 – 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups chopped, cooked Chicken
  • 1 14-oz. pkg of (Birds Eye) frozen Ultimate Southwest Vegetable Blend, thawed
  • 1 1/2 jars of your favorite BBQ sauce (I like Hunts Sweet and Spicy) (Reserve the other 1/2 jar, in case pasta seems dry)
  • 1 pkg of Rotini Pasta
  • 1 cup of shredded colby-jack cheese (or other shredded cheese)

How to cook BBQ Chicken Pasta:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large saucepan place cooked chicken, thawed vegetable blend, and BBQ sauce; put on low heat and allow to simmer slowly.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Once pasta is cooked, drain and combine well with chicken/vegetable mixture.
  • Place pasta in a 9×13-inch baking dish; top with cheese and place in oven about 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Comment(s):

The Birds Eye Vegetable blend has corn, black beans, onions and diced chilies, which compliment this dish. My family loves this, especially when made with BBQ chicken from the day before.

This recipe for BBQ Chicken Pasta serves/makes: 6 – 8 servings

Balsamic Gorgonzola Chicken Pasta Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb pasta
  • Salt
  • 1 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup cooked and diced chicken
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar

How to cook Balsamic Gorgonzola Chicken Pasta:

  • Cook pasta according to instructions in boiling salted water.
  • In a large bowl, add remaining ingredients, except almonds, and whisk together.
  • Add cooked pasta to bowl and stir to combine.
  • Top dish with sliced almonds.

Comment(s):

Watch this disappear like crazy.

This recipe for Balsamic Gorgonzola Chicken Pasta serves/makes: 4

Aunt Wendy’s Spicy Chicken and Pasta Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 box any type pasta
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • Any hot sauce you like, add to taste
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup

How to cook Aunt Wendy’s Spicy Chicken and Pasta:

  • Chop up the chicken into bite size pieces and put in nonstick frying pan with the peas, soup and hot sauce over medium heat.
  • Boil water for pasta according to package.
  • Let mixture in frying pan cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
  • When pasta is done, drain and mix in with chicken and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Taste the sauce for spiciness and adjust.

This recipe for Aunt Wendy’s Spicy Chicken and Pasta serves/makes: 4 servings

Asian Style Chicken Pasta Recipe

Serves/Makes: 1 – 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 6 oz boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 3 fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 fresh red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 4 oz cooked spaghetti noodles
  • 2 oz sesame oil
  • 1 oz soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup peanut sauce
  • 2 tbsp ponzo sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 oz cooking oil

How to cook Asian Style Chicken Pasta:

  • Prepare first 5 ingredients so they are ready for use when needed.
  • In a small bowl combine soy, sesame oil, peanut sauce, ponzo sauce, sugar and honey.
  • Mix with whisk until fully combined.
  • Place skillet on high heat with cooking oil.
  • Season chicken with approximately a tsp salt and pepper each, and saute until almost fully cooked.
  • Add all prepared vegetables and saute until nice and brown.
  • Add sauce mix and cook for about 3-5 minutes then add spaghetti.
  • Serve over freshly cooked spaghetti.

Comment(s):

If you like a little kick to your pasta add one tsp of red pepper flakes.

This recipe for Asian Style Chicken Pasta serves/makes: 1 – 2 servings

Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 carrot, thinly bias-sliced
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen broccoli, thawed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. angel hair pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

How to cook Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken:

  • Preheat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet.
  • Add chicken.
  • Cook and stir until chicken is cooked, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from skillet; drain on paper towels.
  • Preheat remaining oil in same skillet.
  • Add carrot, broccoli, and garlic to skillet.
  • Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Return chicken to skillet; add chicken broth, basil, and Parmesan cheesse.
  • Simmer for 4 minutes.
  • Place pasta in a large serving bowl.
  • Top with chicken and vegetable mixture.
  • Serve immediately.

This recipe for Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken serves/makes: 4