Sweet Chili Linguine with Grilled Chicken

As you can tell from the picture, I didn’t use linguine for this recipe.  I didn’t have any so I used vermicelli instead.  I found the recipe on the Disboards Budget Board and altered it a little from the original.  We all really liked it.  It combines our favorites of chicken and pasta, but the flavors are a bit different, which was nice.  There is a bit of spice and heat, but it wasn’t too much for the kids.  The recipe makes a lot of pasta.  If you have a smaller family, you might want to cut it in half.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 16 oz linguine or vermicelli
  • Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • 1-2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts, I used tenders
  • 2 cups half & half
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce (find it in the Asian food section)

Sprinkle the chicken with the seasoning and grill or cook in a bit of oil in a skillet.  Cook the pasta according to the package directions.

For the sauce, warm the half & half in a sauce pan.  Stir in the cheese and sweet chili sauce.  Reduce the heat to low and simmer it until the pasta and chicken are ready.  I mixed the sauce with the finished pasta, but you could also spoon sauce over each serving.

This fed my family of 6, with plenty of left overs.

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  1. Carissa @ Will Travel by Foot says:

    This sounds super yummy! And are you on the Disboards?? I’m carissanboys over there. :)

  2. Carissa @ Will Travel by Foot says:

    Oh duh! I think I actually remember hearing about your website from the budget board! LOL Don’t mind me. ;-)

  3. sounds yummy!

  4. i love that sweet chili sauce i bought it a couple weeks ago!

  5. This sounds wonderful!

  6. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of sweet chili sauce. Hmmm…. looks like we have something new to try!

  7. This looks great! And I actually have all these ingredients on hand…. :)

  8. This was fabulous! Sweet chilli sauce is a favorite around here – do you make Bang Bang Shrimp? The twins complained that something was spicy, but the rest of us begged for seconds. I love it. And what’s better than 15 minutes to dinner?

    • Anne, we love Bang Bang shrimp. I tried to make a chicken version one time (one of my sons doesn’t like shrimp), but it was only ok. I need to try it with the shrimp.

  9. Sweet chili sauce is such a good idea!

  10. Anonymous says:

    couldn’t find sweet chili sauce, any ideas on what i could use instead

    • Hmmm, I’m not sure what would make a good substitute for the sweet chili sauce in this recipe. You can usually find it in the Asian section of the grocery, but not every grocery carries it.

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