Today I am working with Barilla pasta and let me just say, this one pan chicken pasta on the BBQ is going to change the way you cook during the summer months! #ProntoNight
This is a sponsored post. I was fortunate enough to receive products and monetary compensation from Barilla. Though products were received, all opinions are my own and I would not recommend a product that I did not enjoy.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! We were super busy as usual, but hey, school will be out soon and the relaxation should begin! Hmm, now that I think of that, we will probably just do even more things!
I am working with Barillia pasta again (if you have not had the chance to see my bacon wrapped lemon pepper chicken pasta recipe, I highly suggest taking a look!) This time around though, we are taking a look at their new product: Barilla Pronto Pasta.
One pan meals are so popular right now and it was only time before pasta meals were made even simpler by introducing a product that requires no boiling or draining! With this one pan chicken pasta on the BBQ, we were able to create a hearty and delicious meal without heating our house during the hot summer days. No pre-boiling of water is required, and your pasta is ready in about 10 minutes, leaving you ample time to set the table outdoors. We were so impressed with how well this pasta worked out and are happy to say we can have a pasta meal on the BBQ without having to boil a separate pot of water on the side burner (which usually is the first thing to break on our BBQ’s for some reason!)
The only suggestion I have for this recipe is to cut back on the pasta slightly if your cast iron pan is not large enough to hold it all. Otherwise, it went super smoothly! And don’t own a cast iron pan? No fret because this meal can easily be made indoors on the stove top. Now you can enjoy the recipe during the summer and winter months! Woohoo!
Since this post is geared towards a Canadian audience, I chose to go with chicken thighs because this cut of meat is super cheap in our grocery stores right now. You can easily use another cut, but not only is this dish super easy to make, it is easy on the budget as well 🙂 Win win! I should also mention this recipe was totally my husband’s idea (well, the idea of BBQing the meal!) We also took all the photos outside not only to show you how the meal was cooked on the BBQ, but to make you feel as though you were there with us during the entire process 🙂
A recipe that is created in one pan on the BBQ! No boiling of water needed!
10 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
40 minTotal Time
- 1 1/2 lbs bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs pat dry.
- 1 (340g) box Rotini Barilla Pronto Pasta (or style of your choosing.)
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 1 green pepper, sliced
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 oz. fresh spinach
- 2 tsp. lemon zest
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
- Salt and pepper
- Season chicken generously with salt and pepper.
- Preheat BBQ with cast iron pan inside to 425F.
- Place chicken, skin side down, into pan and cook for about 7 minutes, covered, or until skin is nice and golden. Flip and cook for another 5 minutes, covered, or until chicken is golden.
- Add peppers and tomatoes, Cook for a few minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for another minute.
- Pour in the sauce ingredients. Add pasta and cook for 10 minutes, or until pasta is cooked through and little to no liquid remains (keep BBQ covered, but stir frequently to get that pasta underneath the liquids!)
- Remove from heat and stir in spinach. Season with salt, pepper, and fresh basil if desired!
- Note: Be gentle around the chicken when stirring the pasta. I accidentally took some skin off mine but fixed the issue by broiling them again for colour.
There are four different Barilla Pronto products available currently. For this one pan chicken pasta on the BBQ I chose to go with rotini, but penne, cut macaroni, and half-cut spaghetti are also great contenders. The product instructions were easy to follow and worked as stated. Of course, this will all depend on how consistent your heat is (and when using a BBQ I know many struggle with this issue.) I just cooked my dish until all the liquid was absorbed, leaving us with perfectly al dente pasta.
You can find Barilla Pronto across Canada in many grocery stores at SRP of $2.39!