Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta

Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken PastaSweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta

Every Tuesday in my house we normally have Taco Tuesday, its one of those dinner nights that the  kids really look forward too because they can dress their own tacos. A few weeks ago I decided instead of the regular ground beef Tacos that I normally make I would try to make pulled chicken. Needless to say it turned out great, I made my own taco seasoning and made use of my crock pot. I will share that recipe with you on another day. I had alot of pulled chicken left over and being that I don’t believe in wasting food, I was looking for some type of meal that I could make for the kids where I could use up the rest of the meat I had on hand. I literally had about 35 minutes to come up with something just before I picked the kids up.

Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta

Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta

I started rummaging through the cupboard looking to see what I could find to throw together. I will admit it was a little difficult because the pulled chicken was seasoned to make tacos. But I said hey what is the worst that could happen, I ended up pulling out some Penne Pasta, Fire flamed red Peppers, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes and of course various seasonings and I got to work and came up with a master piece that my family gobbled up in no time. So with that being said I am sharing a quick recipe for my Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta its great for days like mine where I had no idea what to cook and I had very little time to put something edible together. I hope your family loves this recipe as much as mine did.


Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta

Sweet Onion Pulled Chicken Pasta

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


2 Cups Penne Pasta
1 Cucumber
1 small container Cherry Tomatoes
Left over meat of choice
2 tbsp parsley
2 tbsp oregano
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp crushed chilli flakes
1/4 chopped*Unico*Flame Roasted Red Peppers


Chop Cherry Tomatoes and Cucumber in half pieces and place in bowl
Boil Pasta Al Dente
Put pulled chicken or meat of choice in bowl
Add spices
Drain pasta, run cold water over pasta to stop cooking process
Add dressing and oil and toss until well coated.
Serve and Enjoy!


I chose to use pulled chicken from dinner a previous night. The chicken was seasoned with home made Taco seasoning.

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  • Reply Rashmi&Chalukya

    What a great way to use up the the pulled chicken, I personally believe Pasta easily goes well with veggies and chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe I would love to try it for myself 😉

    24/06/2016 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Sheismelrose

    Looks and sounds amazing I want.

    24/06/2016 at 10:41 am
  • Reply gretahollar

    I’m obsessed with pasta and love making different kinds. This will go on my list!

    Greta |

    24/06/2016 at 10:44 am
  • Reply alexandra

    Yum! I love light summer salads like this. Maybe I’ll put something together like this for dinner tonight!

    24/06/2016 at 11:40 am
  • Reply kage2015

    What a great pasta dish to take to a pot luck or family, friend get together.

    24/06/2016 at 11:47 am
  • Reply absolutelyannie

    WOW that looks so good! Making me hungry 🙂

    24/06/2016 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply Stephanie (@wifemommyme)

    I am never one to turn away a bowl of pasta. This looks delish!

    24/06/2016 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Fatima

    Ah! Thanks for the inspiration. So today’s dinner is sorted. Pasta tonight for me then! YUMMM

    24/06/2016 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Tiina A

    Delicious once again! I wish I could find some crushed chilly flakes here – I have run out of them. They give such a great and picant flavour.

    25/06/2016 at 5:20 am
  • Reply TheGracefulMist

    I love eating pastas. I especially liked the kind of pasta you used. Thank you for sharing your newly created recipe with us.

    25/06/2016 at 8:04 am
  • Reply Jessica Ayun

    My friends will visit my place tomorrow. This sweet onion pulled chicken pasta looks like a perfect dish to prepare 🙂

    25/06/2016 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Kusum

    I am a vegetarian and I bet it tastes as good without the chicken too.
    xx, Kusum |

    26/06/2016 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply ASKSonnie

    That’s a creative way to eat left overs. Kids (at least mine) don’t want to eat left overs, but since kids love pasta (if served once a month) this should do the trick. Thanks for sharing!

    27/06/2016 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply craftivitydesigns

    This looks delicious, and I’ve been trying to find more recipes using chicken. Pinning!

    04/07/2016 at 7:31 pm
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