{Slow Cooker} BBQ Chicken Chili Mac

{Slow Cooker} BBQ Chicken Chili Mac: a hearty one-pot pasta meal that cooks completely in the crockpot! Forget dirtying other dishes -- you can cook it all together without risking mushy pasta.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 607kcal
Author Ashley Fehr


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 540 ml can black or kidney beans, drained and rinsed 19oz
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups dry macaroni about 340g
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Add chicken, pepper, onion, beans, chili, powder, tomatoes, garlic, barbecue sauce, ketchup and chicken broth to slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-6 hours (because I used cooked chicken, the cooking time is pretty flexible -- if using raw chicken, you'll want to cook at least 6-8 hours on low). Shred or chop the chicken.
  • Half an hour before you wish to serve, set slow cooker to high and stir in salt to taste and dry pasta.
  • After 20-25 minutes, check to see that your pasta is cooked (if not, give it a little more time. I found that 25 minutes was perfect). Stir in cheese and serve.


*I like to prep everything the night before, and just dump it in the slow cooker in the morning and turn it on. Saves a lot of time when things get crazy!
**NOTE: Nutrition information is estimated and will vary depending on exact serving size, types and brands of products used.


Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 1442mg | Potassium: 1126mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1715IU | Vitamin C: 41.1mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 5.7mg