CHILI LIME CHICKEN WITH CREAMY GARLIC PENNE PASTA



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Chili Lime Chicken
  1. 5-6 boneless, skinless chicken tenders (or 2-3 breasts)
  2. 1/4 cup olive oil
  3. 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  4. 2 tsp chili powder
  5. 2 tsp brown sugar
  6. 1 tsp cumin
  7. 1 tsp paprika
  8. 1 tsp onion powder
  9. 1 tsp garlic powder
  10. 1 tsp salt
  11. 1/2 tsp pepper
  12. pinch cayenne pepper
For the Pasta
  1. 16 oz uncooked penne pasta
  2. 4 Tbsp butter
  3. 1/2 of an onion, chopped
  4. 2 tsp minced garlic
  5. 2 heaping Tbsp flour
  6. 1 cup chicken broth
  7. 1 cup milk
  8. salt and pepper
  9. 4 oz cream cheese, cubed
  10. 2 tomatoes, diced
  11. 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, minced
  12. grated parmesan cheese, optional
For the chicken
  1. Whisk marinade ingredients together in a shallow bowl. Add chicken and marinate for at least 15  minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the penne pasta according to package directions and drain.
  3. Turn grill to medium heat. Place the chicken on the hot grill, cover with grill lid and cook for a few minutes or until brown on bottom side. Flip chicken, cover and cook until cooked through. Remove to a plate to rest.
  4. For the sauce, Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add flour and stir well. Add chicken broth and milk and whisk until smooth. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add cooked pasta, tomatoes and parsley to the sauce and toss to coat. Add grilled chicken on top. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese, if desired.

source: tastesbetterfromscratch

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