Chili Lime Chicken with Creamy Garlic Penne

Paul L.: "Easy to make and was Very good" Read More


  • 6 chicken tenders (boneless, skinless, or 2-3 breasts)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 16 ounces penne pasta (uncooked)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (cubed)
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley (minced)
  • grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium44% DV1050mg
    Fat57% DV37g
    Protein96% DV49g
    Carbs28% DV83g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    Calories860Calories from Fat330
    Total Fat37g57%
    Saturated Fat14g70%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat330
    Total Carbohydrate83g28%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A35%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Paul L. 4 months ago
    Easy to make and was Very good
    Sara 5 months ago
    So good! Simple, with no obscure ingredients. I am adding this to the rotation!
    Philip Souza 6 months ago
    It was very good, the chili lime matches perfectly with the creamy garlic sauce.
    I felt like the cook my husband is. Everyone loved it. I will most certainly make this multiple times in the future.
    Tess Hoffman 8 months ago
    Family of 3 adults rated this 7/10. The marinated chicken is very flavorful and complimented the pasta very well. I may have under seasoned the pasta sauce, because once at the table, I added salt to my plate and the pasta perked up in flavor. Next time I think I will blend all the chicken with the pasta.
    Ashley 8 months ago
    Amazing! Quick and easy. Will definitely make this again.
    Peter Grimm 10 months ago
    turned out great!! family loved it
    Fatima Sy 10 months ago
    Turned out great, I love this recipe I used less lime though.
    HJ M. a year ago
    It was really good. The marinade for the chicken is particularly good! The pasta and sauce is good but nothing super special. It could use a bit of zing...perhaps some fresh cilantro.
    Edwin Lyons a year ago
    Worked well, might tweak the chicken’s seasonings in later installments to make it brighter. Big hit with the family.
    Outstanding and super easy to make!!!
    Bobby Mcannally a year ago
    Great. Full of flavor and easy to make.
    Keith L. a year ago
    This was really good!
    Xavier W. a year ago
    Family really enjoyed it.
    Rennay Angel a year ago
    it was okay, it still was a little bland for me so I had to add more seasoning.
    Misty B. a year ago
    This was really good. I wanted to hold down the spices so I didn't add the cayenne pepper feeling the chili power was enough. Then based on the other reviews, I added a T+ cilantro (it goes well with lime) and used Penzeys' black and red pepper blend to spice that up. It worked well.
    Robyn B. a year ago
    chicken was really good but pasta was definitely bland. maybe add more chili and lime to chicken also.
    Tiffany 2 years ago
    Delicious! Even my picky eaters loved it!
    smoothieninja 2 years ago
    This recipe is awesome! I give it five stars! >w<
    Alana 2 years ago
    Family went crazy for it!
    cassie 2 years ago
    The chicken was really good but the whole family found the pasta kinda bland. Would make again but would jazz up the pasta a little.
    David L. 2 years ago
    this is fabulous!!! Added zucchini, wonderful
    Nikki D. 2 years ago
    This was amazing! Didn't have fresh tomatoes so I used 1/2 can of diced Italian tomatoes (my Husband isn't a tomato lover) also, we didn't have any charcoal so I cooked it in the skillet and it was still great. Thank you for this recipe, it's a keeper!
    Glen Bishop 2 years ago
    Made this tonight and it was great. My wife loved it. Cheers
    Morgan S. 2 years ago
    Really yummy! I don’t normally make such heavy dishes but this hit the spot. Maybe more lime and chili for an extra punch next time but my man and I loved it!!
    Perez 2 years ago
    Very tasty. The whole family loved it. Wasn’t that hard either.
    Adina G. 2 years ago
    Really easy to make, yummy
    Libby Terrell 2 years ago
    The pasta was DELICIOUS as well as the chicken. The two didn't go perfectly together, but the recipe was easy and definitely worth it.
    Genevieve 2 years ago
    it turned out great, tweaked it a bit, everybody even the kids loved it! definitely ☆☆☆☆☆!
    Carla Mills 2 years ago
    It turned out quite well.