This BBQ Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe is So Easy to Prepare

Combining the smoky flavors of barbecue with the comforting texture of baked pasta, this BBQ chicken pasta bake is a hearty and delicious dish that’s perfect for weeknight dinners or casual gatherings. It’s easy to prepare, can be made in advance, and will satisfy your cravings for something savory and filling. Here’s how to whip up this crowd-pleaser in no time.


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded (rotisserie chicken works great)
  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh, canned, or thawed from frozen)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F for even cooking. 
  2. Boil penne pasta in salted water, reducing cook time by 2 minutes, and drain. 
  3. Mix the pasta with shredded chicken, barbecue sauce, sour cream, chicken broth, onion, bell pepper, corn, one cup of cheese, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. 
  4. Transfer to a greased dish, top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs, and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. 
  5. Serve with extra barbecue sauce.

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