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  • 4 slices bacon (diced)
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast (cut into 1-inch chunks)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more, to taste)
  • 3 cups rotini pasta
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce (or more, to taste)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
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NutritionView more



Calories420Calories from Fat150
Total Fat17g26%
Saturated Fat7g35%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat150
Total Carbohydrate47g16%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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C 16 days ago
Tasty Easy to make and family enjoyed it. The right BBQ sauce is crucial for good flavour. Next time I will add more spices and fresh peppers.
Robin Emery 17 days ago
definitely find a good barbecue sauce and this dish is sooo good and simple
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great family dinner! ❤️
Matt L. 4 Jun
Easy to make and a satisfying weeknight dinner
The family really enjoyed this One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta! My husband adores bacon, chicken, BBQ anything so I hoped it would be pleaser...and it was! I reduced pepper flakes as others had suggested and it was perfect. We will make this again. Garnished with chopped cilantro & parsley, highly suggest.
Johnston 24 May
Not bad.. I'd do the pasta separate then add at the end. but still taste great
it turned out really good. ill be msking this again
Keilar 1 May
loved it! will make again
It was yummy! Not my favorite pasta recipe, but was good to try something new.
Amazing!!! Will be a weekly addition the family meal plan.
Peter Muir 24 Apr
Easy and tasty. I didn't add pepper, and I may have put a bit too much barbeque sauce in, but it still tasted great.
my husband loved it I'll definitely be making it again. super easy recipe
Sandy L. 20 Apr
Great and easy to make.
Stahle 17 Apr
Was awesome....probably will use less pepper flakes as it got spicy for kids
Miranda N. 12 Apr
Very good, I will cut the 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes in half next time. This dish was a little too spicy for my taste but still tasty.
J&C Cox 8 Apr
Very tasty dinner! I have a picky eater who won't eat things with obvious onions or tomatoes, so I quickly removed the chicken & bacon after cooking them, then went on to the next steps: cooking onion & garlic and then adding everything else except for the pasta. I then quickly used an immersion blender to "hide" the onions and tomatoes and make it all once sauce. Then I added the chicken, bacon, and pasta back in and followed the rest of the recipe as stated. It worked perfectly, and the picky eater loved the dish! We'll definitely be making this again.
It was good, a bit salty, also I like my pasta cooked more.
Jesus! This is delicious!!!! 😋
It was delicious. We all loved it.
It was delicious !! My husband and 5 kids ( who can be quiet picky eaters ) devoured it. I will definitely be making this again.
I can see how some may not like this dish.. the combos are a little different. The bbq sauce is very important in this and I think the kind you use is important. We used sweet baby rays original. I tasted the dish before and after adding the bbq and it gave the dish a sweet, tangy finish basically...versus a more italian pasta type of taste. We liked it! It was simple to throw together, but the prep does take a little time (which I'd recommend doing before cooking because its has a quick cooking process). I was tempted to throw in a little spinach to give it some color/veggies, but I stuck to the recipe this time. Next time I will. If your a spicy eater, I think peppers would go well in this too. Speaking of spice, the crushed red pepper does give it quite a kick.. it was too much for my kids. If your not a spicy eater, I'd suggest going down to an 1/8 tsp. I wouldnt omit it completely though as it seems like an important part to the overall dish. Also, i seasoned my chicken with salt, pepper, and mckormick montreal chicken seasoning before cooking. Next time I may try Mrs. Dash original, which is another fav of mine for chicken and probably would be a little more subtle in this dish. I added an extra 1/2 c of cheese for thickness. Some reviewers said to cook the noodles separately, but i cooked everything in one pot, with a 1/4c less of broth to keep them from getting too soggy (you can always add more if needed). I will put this recipe in my normal dinner rotation!
Super easy, one pot, and I had almost all of the ingredients on hand! Easily scalable to make more or less too!
Robert 8 Feb
Kids loved it great dish thank u Yummly
kay s. 7 Feb
My husband and I really like this. I want to try with buffalo sauce some time. my only alteration is to take the bacon out and add it back at the end. she leaves it to cook with the pasta, which I find makes it soggy. adding at the end makes it crispier and it doesn't get so lost in the sauce.
Good but BBQ and pasta don't taste like they go together. Maybe tomato sauce?
Wright 5 Jan
It was very creamy cheesy & the bbq sauce definitely helped the taste. The smell lingered around the house for a while and didn’t smelled like it tasted. Probably won’t make it again.
Hexxen W. 4 Jan
One would think these ingredients would work well together, but they just don't. Neither my partner nor I liked this meal all that well and kept commenting throughout the night that the house/kitchen smelled better than the food tasted. It was a very strange food experience where we couldn't quite put words to what was wrong with it - only that something definitely was.
Vonnie Voong 17 Mar 2016
Love this recipe, very tasty and easy to make. I think the combinations of these ingredients work very well together. Zingy and creamy. Can't wait to have my leftovers.
al 8 Mar 2016
Another great dish for leftovers! I have found that the one pot thing usually doesn't work for me and that I have to make the noodles separate so they cook properly. Highly recommend though!
Emily L. 16 Feb 2016
Wonderful. Loved it made it time and again. So easy and minimal washing up. Quick and tasty dinner. Reheats well too.