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Barbecue Chicken and Penne Skillet

by Laura

I really enjoyed the bbq pulled pork nachos that I shared a little bit ago. So I was excited to try another recipe that incorporated bbq meat.  This time I went for chicken, but you could totally do this with beef or pork if you prefer.  Now you can buy bbq meat from the store which is what I did or it is also a great way to reuse leftovers. This dish was tasty and simple to put together.

Barbecue Pork and Penne Skillet

  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 container (18 ounces) refrigerated fully cooked barbecued shredded chicken or 3 cups leftover shredded bbq chicken
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained (like Rotel)
  • 1/2 cup diced roasted red pepper
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 chopped green onions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in butter and oil until tender. Add garlic; saute 1 minute. Stir in the pork, tomatoes, roasted red pepper, broth, cumin, pepper and salt; heat through.
  2. Drain pasta. Add pasta and cheese to pork mixture. Sprinkle with green onions. Serves 6-8

Recipe adapted from Simple and Delicious April/May 2011 issue.

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6 comments

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mrsblocko December 15, 2011 - 7:36 pm

I made this dish and wrote about it here. It was a big hit with the whole family. Even the leftovers. Can’t get any better than that. Thank you for sharing this quick and easy recipe.

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Erin May 13, 2011 - 6:07 am

I never know what to do with leftover bbq meats – this is a great use. Thanks!

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Amy's Cooking Adventures May 12, 2011 - 7:08 pm

OOhh this sounds great! What a great way to use up leftover chicken!

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chiffonade May 12, 2011 - 10:55 am

Hey Laura – enjoyed your piece on using leftover BBQ meats. I wrote this recipe several years ago and it was published in Gourmet Magazine. It uses leftover BBQ chicken. Enjoy! https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chunky-Barbecued-Chicken-Salad-Peterson-15147

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