This has to be my favorite budget meal ever! This bang bang chicken pasta is delicious and so easy to customize to your taste. You can also customize it to your budget and whatever you have in your house. This recipe is fast and easy to make and one to keep around for busy days.
Bang Bang Chicken Pasta – 30 Minute Meal
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Pasta is a favorite around here, the kids love to eat it and it is very budget friendly, perfect for when you are running low on groceries or maybe your grocery budget is low this week.
When you are looking for something for supper and you’re digging around in the freezer to see what you have and you find one lonely chicken breast, you get creative. And cut it up quite small so it goes farther.
Cook your pasta according to the instructions on the package, or by tossing into a pot and forgetting about it for a bit while doing other things like me. You can use whatever pasta you have on hand, I used penne this time but have also use spaghetti and spirals.
I also boiled the lonely chicken breast I found in my freezer and diced it up. This is optional, you don’t have to add chicken, it tastes amazing without it, and pasta is great at filing up without adding meat to it.
In a bowl or large measuring cup mix together the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, honey, sriracha sauce, and lime juice. I do add a splash of hot sauce because we like a little more heat to ours.
Once the pasta and chicken are cooked, I dice up the chicken breast, and mix everything – chicken, pasta, and sauce – together in a large bowl.
Bang Bang Chicken Pasta
- 12 oz pasta
- 1 lbs chicken breast boiled and cut up, optional
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- Cook pasta according to package instructions.
- Once pasta and chicken are ready, toss together in a large.
- Mix together the sauce in a bowl or measuring cup and pour over and mix into the chicken and pasta.
Look at that recipe, super easy to make. And easy to customize to your taste. I like to add a splash of hot sauce as we like a little more heat in ours.
We top our bang bang chicken pasta with crispy fried onions that I get from Costco. We top a lot of our meals with these because they are that yummy, not healthy, but yummy.