Bang Bang Chicken Pasta


Okay, I made a few different changes for this so let’s get it out of the way in sharing the original recipe, which you can read here

The biggest change was the fact that I used chicken instead of shrimp. While I really wanted to use shrimp, the girls are not big fans so it was easier to do the chicken. I also used Miracle Whip instead of the Hellmans and skipped the red pepper flakes. I also didn’t use a full pound of spaghetti. I used about a half pound which I thought worked really well with the dish. Maybe if I had used shrimp, and there were more of them than there was of pieces of chicken, more pasta would have been good. 

I also prepped the majority of this in the morning. I got the chicken thawed and cubed and then mixed it with the paprika and garlic. I also put the sauce together. That made it super easy to just cook the noodles and chicken and toss it all together. I think that it worked out. I made this on a Monday night when we have to do a “quick dinner”. It made it much quicker. 

As for how it turned out, I think it turned out really well but it had a bit of a kick to it so the girls were not big fans. Eating the chicken pieces was okay but the noodles had “too much” sauce. That was an error on my part as I (incorrectly) thought that the sweet chili sauce wouldn’t be spicy. But it was. 

So overall, this turned out well but keep in mind that there is a bit of a kick. 

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