6.04.2008

Barbecued Chicken Pasta with Blue and Parmesan Cheeses


Time to clean out some of the leftovers in the refrigerator tonight. We barbecued some chicken and hotdogs a couple nights ago; 2 chicken breasts slathered in Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce were needing to be reinvented. I pulled out an old recipe of mine (a kid favorite) to use up the chicken breasts.

Barbecued Chicken Pasta with Blue and Parmesan Cheeses has a summery feel and uses up some of the leftovers lurking in the refrigerator. The kids and I gobbled up our pasta. I also served a garden salad with romaine, broccoli, peas, and cherry tomatoes topped with an all-American favorite - 1000 island dressing. A loaf of crusty bread rounded out the meal.

We were all happy and full tonight.

Barbecued Chicken Pasta with Blue and Parmesan Cheeses

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 shallots, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 large chicken breast, grilled & smothered in barbecue sauce, chopped in small pieces
3/4 cup marinara sauce
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
couple dashes hot sauce
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup blue cheese, plus more for sprinkling
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
1/2 pound fettuccine, cooked and drained

Heat a large saute pan to medium high. Add butter and olive oil. When butter is melted and bubbling, add shallots and cook for about 4 - 5 minutes or until starting to caramelize. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add chicken and toss to coat with shallot mixture. Add marinara sauce, barbecue sauce, salt, hot sauce, and tomatoes. Toss to coat. Stir in blue and Parmesan cheeses. Add pasta and toss to coat.

To serve, top pasta with more blue and Parmesan cheeses.

7 comments:

Dhanggit said...

this is so delicious!! my family loves pasta, i'll definitely add this on my list of pasta recipes, but i guess i have to omit the blue cheese..i have allergy against them hahaha thanks for sharing this recipe!

Erinn said...

At first I was thinking hmmmm... I don't know. But then I thought, hey, if it works with BBQ pizza then it'll work for bbq pasta. Thanks for the recipe.

Grace said...

i'm sorry to report that i've never had barbecue sauce and pasta in the same meal. i have no idea what's been stopping me. i can only blame ignorance, because it sounds like a really great combination. plus, there's cheese. :)

Kevin said...

That looks really tasty!

Jan said...

What a great way to use up leftovers. Looks and sounds fab.

EAT! said...

dhanggit - you can change up the cheeses to what your family likes!!

erinn - bbq pizza is one of my favs. we are sweltering here - sounds like a good dinner to me.

grace - you won't be disappointed - give it a try.

kevin - thanks!

jan - don't you love when leftovers become a totally new meal?!!

Maggie said...

Can't wait to try this! I'm a grill-less, busy student and may have to bake up some BBQ chicken instead, but it sounds so good I just have to make it. Thanks!