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Jan 11

Bubble Up BBQ Chicken and Beans Bake

Bubble Up BBQ Chicken and Beans Bake

Wow, this Bubble Up BBQ Chicken and Beans Bake is everything. I figured I would like this but I was not prepared for how good it actually tastes. SO good. I wanted to do another bubble up casserole since they’re so popular, and I liked the idea of trying to combine the flavors of barbecue chicken and baked beans. The finished product is filling, flavorful and easy to make – I’m really excited for y’all to try it and love it too! I mean, chicken, bacon, cheese, beans, barbecue sauce, fluffy biscuits…what’s not to love? Plus a serving of this Bubble Up BBQ Chicken and Beans Bake is just 375 calories or 6 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints!

Bubble Up BBQ Chicken and Beans Bake

Just a note, the nutrition facts for barbecue sauces can vary dramatically, so the barbecue sauce you use can affect the calories or Weight Watchers points for this recipe. I used Stubbs Original which only has 6 grams of carbs and 4 grams of sugar per 2 tablespoon serving. Plus, it’s delicious. If you want the nutrition information to stay about the same I recommend looking for a sauce that is similarly lower in carbs – it can make a big difference!

You can use leftover chicken breast or rotisserie breast for this recipe, but my favorite way to make shredded chicken to use in recipes is this super simple slow cooker method.

Bubble Up BBQ Chicken and Beans Bake

Looking for more easy, lightened up comfort food casseroles like this Bubble Up BBQ Chicken and Beans Bake? Check out my Meat and Potatoes BakeBubble Up Chicken Alfredo Bake, Cottage Pie, Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Potato Bake, Layered Chicken Enchilada Bake, Chili Cornbread Bake, Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Casserole, Bubble Up Chicken Pot Pie Casserole, Chicken Parmesan Quinoa Bake, Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole, Bubble Up Pizza Casserole, Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Bake, Sausage and Stuffing Brunch Bake, Deep Dish Sloppy Joe Casserole, Bubble Up Enchilada Casserole and many more in the casserole section of my recipe index!

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Bubble Up BBQ Chicken and Beans Bake

Yield: 6 servings


  • 4 slices center cut bacon
  • 12 oz cooked, shredded or chopped skinless chicken breast
  • 15.5 oz can of navy beans (or white beans, boston beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (I use Stubbs Original and highly recommend it)
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 (7.5 oz) can of refrigerated biscuit dough, biscuits cut into quarters (I used Wegmans brand, but Pillsbury also makes them – if you can only find Grands, weigh out 7.5 ounces and cut them into small bite-sized pieces)
  • 4 oz (1 cup) 50% reduced fat shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350. Lightly mist a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon according to package directions until crisp and set on paper towels to dry. Chop into smaller pieces.
  3. Place the chicken, beans, barbecue sauce, tomato sauce and chopped bacon in the baking dish and stir together until combined. Add the biscuit pieces and stir in to coat. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top. Return to the oven for another 15 minutes until the casserole is hot and the biscuits have bubbled up. Slice into 6 pieces and serve.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints:
6 per serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on

Weight Watchers PointsPlus:
9 per serving (PP calculated using a PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)

Nutrition Information:
375 calories, 45 g carbs, 11 g sugar, 7 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 33 g protein, 4 g fiber (from

an Emily Bites Original


19 Responses to “Bubble Up BBQ Chicken and Beans Bake”

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    Lisa — January 11, 2018 @ 8:34 am

    Wow! Yep, this is going on my meal plan for next week! I even have Stubbs in my fridge!

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 11th, 2018 @ 10:38 am

      It was meant to be! 🙂

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    Kim — January 11, 2018 @ 8:49 pm

    I am going to make this tonight! It looks delish. One question, should the dish be covered when it goes into the oven the first time?
    Thank you!

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 11th, 2018 @ 8:51 pm

      I never cover it!

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    Paula Lindell — January 13, 2018 @ 10:41 am

    I’m going to make it this week. Looks like it might freeze ok too!
    Thank you so much for your recipes. It has changed the way I cook on my weight watchers journey.

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 16th, 2018 @ 2:12 pm


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    Laura — January 14, 2018 @ 4:40 pm

    My parents are in town this weekend and we all loved this!

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    Margaret — January 14, 2018 @ 7:51 pm

    Made this tonight and it was so delicious! Thanks!!

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    Leigh Daugherty — January 14, 2018 @ 9:25 pm

    How do I sign up to receive your blog via e mail?

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 16th, 2018 @ 2:09 pm

      You can sign up for my email list by following this link and entering your preferred email: You’ll receive an auto-generated email with a link to click to confirm your subscription. Thanks for following! 🙂

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    Lisa — January 15, 2018 @ 7:58 am

    Returning to say that I made this and it was a huge hit! It was delicious, filling, and very easy to throw together. It tastes decadent, but it’s still healthy! Thank you, Emily, this one is going to be a staple in my house.

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 16th, 2018 @ 2:09 pm

      I’m so happy it was a hit!

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    Emily — January 15, 2018 @ 6:53 pm

    Hi! I made this tonight and it was delish, but when I created the recipe in the recipe builder, it came to 9 freestyle pts. And I used turkey bacon :). Happy to send you screen shots if you like.

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 16th, 2018 @ 2:07 pm

      You’re welcome to do so. My calculations are correct using the brands and ingredients I listed. Yours may change if you used different quantities or brands.

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    Laura — January 16, 2018 @ 1:12 am

    I recently rejoined Weight Watchers and looking for tasty recipes. This will be made for sure. Wanted to let you know about a bbq sauce I use called Carolina Treet sauce. No sugar added and is delicious. I can get it easily in NC stores, not sure about other areas, but it’s sold online as well.

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 16th, 2018 @ 2:04 pm

      I’ve never heard of it but I’ll keep my eyes peeled! I love me some Stubbs but I’m open to trying others. Thanks Laura! I hope you love this one 🙂

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    Dana — January 16, 2018 @ 11:14 pm

    Entire family loved this! Leftover portion for lunch today….was still full at dinner. Used the GH Hughes sugar free BBQ sauce and 1/6 came to 5 points

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    Melissa — January 17, 2018 @ 8:40 pm

    I literally have all the ingredients at home except the bacon!! How necessary is it ? It’s about 6 degrees here in Michigan and I hate to run up to the store !

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 17th, 2018 @ 8:55 pm

      Girl, I feel you, I’m in Buffalo! You can make it without the bacon and it will still be super tasty. Bacon just takes it to the next level because everything is better with bacon!

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