Sweet Chili Linguine with Grilled Chicken

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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.

    • Tiffany Meyer says:

      In our grocery, there’s actually a Frank’s brand in the aisle with BBQ and hot sauce. There is also an international brand in the Asian section. Good luck finding it because this looks yummy!

  11. I. Love. This. It’s so easy and delicious and just….mmmmm 🙂 I don’t make it often because I don’t want the magical-ness to wear off. Things are always tastier when you don’t eat it frequently.


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