Thursday, June 2, 2011

BBQ Chicken and Bacon Pasta

BBQ Chicken and Bacon Pasta
recipe adapted from
Cassie Craves

1 pound rotini or other short pasta
1 pound bacon, chopped
1 Tablespoon reserved bacon grease
2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
1 green bell pepper, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Green onions, bacon, and shredded cheese for garnish, if desired

Let's Get Started:

1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions; drain.

2. Meanwhile, add bacon to a large skillet and cook over medium heat, until the bacon is crisp. Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon grease and discard the rest.

3. Add the chicken and diced green bell pepper to the bacon grease in the skillet,

season with salt and pepper to taste, cook until the chicken is cooked through and the bell pepper is softened. Stir in the reserved chopped bacon, barbecue sauce, chicken broth and sour cream. Once mixed, add in the shredded cheese.

4. Add pasta and stir to combine; heat through.

5. Serve immediately, garnishing with red or green onions, bacon and shredded cheese, if desired.


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