sweet honey & molasses

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Pasta


Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 6 minutes

Note: When increasing serving size, your prep time and cook time may vary.
For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Pasta

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Pasta


  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup KC Masterpiece® Sweet Honey and Molasses Barbecue Sauce®
  • 1 Tbsp. dry ranch dressing mix
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb. pasta (penne or rigatoni are best)
  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro (for garnish)


  1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker along with 1/2 cup of the KC Masterpiece® sauce and ranch dressing mix. Pour in the chicken broth and stir gently to combine.


  1. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Make sure chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165ºF. When the chicken is done, remove from the slow cooker (keep the liquid on the pot) and place in a large mixing bowl. Using 2 forks, shred the meat. Toss with remaining KC Masterpiece® sauce until evenly coated.
  2. Whisk cornstarch into the remaining liquid in the slow cooker. Add cream cheese and cheddar cheese and continue to whisk until melted and smooth. Stir in uncooked pasta noodles and top with chicken. Cover and cook for 30-60 minutes until pasta is cooked, stirring occasionally (add additional water as necessary).
  3. Plate and garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.