Cajun BBQ Chicken Chickpea Pasta

Cajun BBQ Chicken Chickpea Pasta

Chickpea Pasta Versus Traditional Pasta

Chickpea pasta is a protein packed alternative to traditional pasta that’s made with wheat flour. It cooks up in less than ten minutes, offers the same mouth feel that you expect when eating pasta, and the flavor is very mild—as far as pasta alternatives go I give chickpea pasta a 9/10.

Chickpea Pasta

Each 2 oz serving of chickpea pasta is 190 calories and has 11 grams of protein, 3.5 grams of fat, 34 grams of carbs, and 8 grams of fiber.

Traditional Pasta

Each 2 oz servings of traditional pasta is 200 calories and has 7 grams of protein, 1 gram of fat, 42 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of fiber.

Cajun BBQ Chicken Chickpea Pasta

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This Cajun BBQ Chicken Chickpea Pasta is perfect to make on Monday and eat through the week—chickpea pasta holds up surprisingly well and reheats in the microwave with no problem—the spicy, sweet barbecue flavor coupled with the ooey-gooey melted cheese is mouthwatering. It’s also super easy to make!

Less than ten ingredients—here’s what you’ll need:

◉ Chickpea Pasta

◉ Chicken

◉ Celery

◉ Yellow Onion

◉ Red Bell Pepper

◉ Honey Barbecue Sauce

◉ Cajun Seasoning

◉ Butter

◉ Shredded Cheddar Cheese

How To Make The Cajun BBQ Chicken Chickpea Pasta

◉ Cook chickpea pasta according to package.

◉ Saute celery, bell pepper, and onion in butter. Add chicken to pan, sprinkle with Cajun seasoning, and cook over medium heat just until you can no longer see pink on the chicken.

◉ In a large mixing bowl, mix pasta, barbecue sauce, and chicken mixture.

◉ Spread half of the mixture into a 9×13 casserole dish; sprinkle layer with half of the shredded cheddar. Repeat with remaining pasta and shredded cheese.

◉ Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

What Goes with Cajun BBQ Chicken Chickpea Pasta?

 Cajun BBQ Chicken Chickpea Pasta

You can’t go wrong with a small side salad and a big ol’ piece of honey corn bread!

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Cajun BBQ Chicken Chickpea Pasta
Cajun BBQ Chicken Chickpea Pasta is protein packed and full of flavor! Chickpea rotini pasta, Cajun seasoned chicken breasts, and cheese! Can you say Yum? The best part? It's super easy and so quick to make. Perfect for a weeknight meal.
Cajun BBQ Chicken Chickpea Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Cajun BBQ Chicken Chickpea Pasta
Instructions
  1. Cook chickpea pasta according to package.
  2. Saute celery, bell pepper, and onion in butter. Add chicken to pan, sprinkle with Cajun seasoning, and cook over medium heat just until you can no longer see pink on the chicken.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix pasta, barbecue sauce, and chicken mixture.
  4. Spread half of the mixture into a 9x13 casserole dish; sprinkle layer with half of the shredded cheddar. Repeat with remaining pasta and shredded cheese.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

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