I love barbecue chicken. I love cheddar cheese melted on my barbecue chicken. I love pasta. And I love creamy pasta sauce.
So, what happened here was pretty genius.
It’s barbecue sauce, it’s got spice, it’s got sweetness, it’s creamy and it’s on pasta. It’s kind of amazing.
I used Trader Joe’s barbecue sauce instead of making my own sauce, because TJ’s has a nice kick of spice to it. If you’re not into spice, that’s cool, just use a sweet barbecue sauce instead.
Here’s how to make it!
1 package penne pasta
3 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1 cup spicy barbecue sauce
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tbs brown sugar (only if using a spicy barbecue sauce)
1 tbs onion powder
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350. In a 9×9 baking dish, pour the barbecue sauce over the chicken breasts. Cook for 45 minutes, or until cooked through.
Meanwhile, boil the pasta according to the package directions.
Place the cooked chicken on to a cutting board and slice into strips. Take the remaining barbecue sauce and pour it into a large sauce pan. Add in the brown sugar, sour cream, onion powder and the cheeses. Cook on medium until all the cheeses are melted and well combined.
Place the sauce over top of the pasta, top with chicken and additional cheddar cheese if desired. Enjoy.