This Crockpot BBQ Chicken Pasta is drippin’ in all kinds of yumminess… with a savory and sweet sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, and penne pasta, all topped off with chopped green onions. An absolutely mouth-watering pasta creation!
Umm, I gotta tell you this pasta is amazing!!
I had a feeling it would be really good while I was scarfing down my Crockpot BBQ Chicken Pizza a few weeks ago. And sure enough – it’s the pasta bomb dot com!!!
I mean just look at it glistening and drippin’ in all that yumminess… with that savory and sweet sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, and penne pasta, topped off with chopped green onions. Absolutely mouth-watering my friend!
And of course crockpot chicken is a no-brainer – AmIRight!?
How to Make Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken:
I used chicken tenders for this recipe and left them whole, but you could use chicken breasts and shred them after they’re cooked as well.
They cook pretty quickly in the slow cooker… it only took 2 1/2 hours on high. So it would take 5 hours on low, and maybe even less time than that.
I have to be honest: the secret is definitely in the sauce! Yes – the sauce totally makes this recipe sing.
I used a combination of marinara, chicken stock, BBQ sauce, and spices to give it some sweetness but some savory flavor as well. Let me tell you it’s crockpot bbq chicken perfection!
Well let’s get right to it…
Add the chicken tenders, marinara, BBQ sauce, chicken stock, garlic powder and onion powder to the slow cooker.
Cook on high for 2-1/2 hours (or cook on Low for 4 1/2 hours).
Add in the cooked pasta…
1/3 cup more BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, and green onions…
Turn the slow cooker off and put the lid back on for 1-3 minutes until cheese is melted, then gently stir. Garnish with more cheese, green onions, and parsley if you want. Then devour!!
What Sides Go With BBQ Chicken:
If you’re looking to balance out your meal with some veggies, I recommend my Ranch Broccoli,or my Roasted Parmesan Broccoli. If you just want a simple salad you can’t go wrong with my easy Arugula Salad with Parmesan and lemon.
I think your family is gonna go crazy for this easy crockpot bbq meal! And wouldn’t that be awesome for you since it’s sooo easy to make!
I suspect this delicious crockpot chicken is gonna be on repeat in your weeknight dinner menu line-up for many years to come. Enjoy!
For The Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken:
- 1½ pounds chicken tenders
- 1/3 cup marinara
- 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For The Pasta:
- 8 ounces penne pasta, cooked to al dente
- 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
- 8 green onions chopped (2 tablespoons reserved for garnish)
- Add the chicken tenders, marinara, BBQ sauce, chicken stock, garlic powder, onion powder and salt to the slow cooker. Cook on high for 2-1/2 hours.
- Stir in the cooked pasta, cheddar cheese, 1/3 cup more BBQ sauce, and green onions.
- Turn the slow cooker off and put the lid back on for 1-3 minutes until cheese is melted.
- Garnish with more cheese, green onions, and parsley if desired.
Serving Size10 ounces
Amount Per Serving Calories 491Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 8gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 112mgSodium 859mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 2gSugar 12gProtein 39g