Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Barbecue Chicken Pasta Skillet

Adapted from recipe at

Olive Oil
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in chunks
1 small red onion, diced
3 cups water
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 ounces penne
2/3 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
About 6 green onions, diced

In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat.
When hot, add chicken and red onion, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is browned and cooked through. Remove to a plate and set aside.
In the same pot, add water, chicken broth, penne and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes, until the liquid is almost absorbed.
Stir in the barbecue sauce and sour cream. Once mixed, add in the reserved chicken, onions and shredded cheese. Stir to combine and cook until everything is heated through.
Serve immediately and garnish with green onions and shredded cheese.

My review:  This was yummy.  Such a nice change from red tomato sauce.  I liked the tangy spicy flavors of the sauce and onions together.  This was actually even better the next day cold.  The flavors all sunk into the pasta and it was awesome!