Chicken or shrimp works perfectly with this amazing pasta recipe. I happen to have shrimp that is why I used it instead of chicken. The creaminess if this dish is super amazing. You will love every bite of it. I have listed all the ingredients and steps. Just follow them and they will guide you to perfection. Enjoy!
1 lb of spaghetti or your favorite pasta of choice
1 1/2 lbs of medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (or 1 pound boneless chicken, chopped)
1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tsp paprika
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley
Black pepper to taste
For the Sauce:
1/2 cup of Hellman’s mayonnaise
1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce (in the Asian aisle)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons of lime juice
1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
Note: The mayo CAN be substituted for Plain yogurt, heavy cream, cream cheese or even sour cream
How to make Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add in the Mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, garlic, lime juice, red pepper flakes, and onion powder. Stir until well mixed.
Step 2: Place a large pot on the stove and pour enough water to submerge the pasta. Turn the heat to high.
Step 3: Add in the pasta and a little salt and oil. Cook until the pasta is al dente’ and drain.
Step 4: In a medium mixing bowl, add in the shrimp or chicken. Season with 3 cloves of garlic, paprika, and pepper.
Step 5: Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.
Step 6: Add in the coated chicken or shrimp and cook for about 10 minutes or until cooked through and the meat is no longer pink in color.
Step 7: Remove from the heat and let it sit in the skillet for at least 5 minutes.
Step 8: In a large mixing bowl, add in the pasta, cooked chicken or shrimp, and the sauce. Toss until well mixed.
Step 9: Serve and enjoy!
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