Skinny Bang Bang Pasta

close-up photo of a forkful of skinny bang bang pasta
This lightened up and low fat version of bang bang pasta sauce is just as delicious as the original but without all the guilt. Pair it with your favorite pasta or make it even healthier with a multi-grain pasta.

We love making bang bang pasta sauce and I’m really enjoying this healthier version which is just as zesty and flavorful (though a little paler in color). It’s so easy to prepare and you don’t even need to cook the sauce, making for a super easy and fast meal.
photo of skinny bang bang pasta with chicken
I’ve been making us eat really healthy this past week and a half. The reason was because I was asked to demo my mug cakes on the local morning show in San Diego and I wanted to look my best for TV (you know how they say the camera adds ten pounds!). I know many people would be excited at the prospect about being on TV, but when I was contacted by the show, I was just really anxious and wondering if I should do it. It’s no secret I don’t like cameras. I avoid being in front of them, which is ironic since I spend so much time holding a camera and snapping pictures.
a close-up photo of a fork lifting a bite of bang bang pasta with chicken
I’ve had two other small TV things before, where I learned that I sound like a blubbering idiot when a camera is pointed in my face. So the idea of live TV really made me nervous. But I made myself face my fears and this morning was the big day. I’ve been so distracted and nervous leading up to this morning. But you know what? It actually wasn’t so bad. It was actually kind of fun. The crew, segment producer, and host were just so wonderful and put me at ease. I actually forgot about the camera and before I knew it, the whole thing was over. I survived! Whew.
close-up photo of skinny bang bang chicken
So back to this pasta. This is the perfect summer pasta because it requires very little cooking. I tossed mine with chicken but you can also do shrimp or cauliflower.
overhead photo of skinny bang bang pasta
If you enjoy this recipe, check out my original bang bang pasta recipe or my skinny bang bang cauliflower recipe.

 

Skinny Bang Bang Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
This lightened up and low-fat version of bang bang pasta sauce is just as delicious as the original but without all the guilt. Pair it with your favorite pasta or make it even healthier with a multi-grain pasta.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lb boneless chicken breast cubed
  • 8 oz thin spaghetti pasta or pasta of your choice
  • chopped parsley for garnish

for the sauce

  • 1/2 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt (see note)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce smooth kind without seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce or other hot sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp lime juice

Directions:

  1. Lightly grease a saute pan and turn stove to medium-high. Add garlic and cook until the aroma of the garlic comes out. Add in chicken pieces and cook until chicken is cooked through.

  2. In a large pot, add water and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook until done. Drain out water when pasta is finished.

  3. While pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, make the sauce by combining all ingredients and mixing with a whisk until smooth. You can adjust as needed.

  4. Add chicken to the still hot pasta. Pour 2/3 of the sauce into the hot pasta and toss. Slightly warm the remaining sauce (in the microwave is fine). Dish out pasta onto plates and add remaining sauce on top. Garnish with parsley if desired.

Notes:

  • You must use Greek and not regular yogurt otherwise your sauce won't have the right consistency.
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Bang Bang Pasta
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.5g4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 43.2mg14%
Sodium 286.3mg12%
Carbohydrates 47.4g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12.9g14%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2.2mg12%
Net Carbs 45g90%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

6 comments on “Skinny Bang Bang Pasta”

  1. Just made this with shrimp and it was so good! It had the perfect amount of heat and the sauce didn’t overpower other flavors! I’m sure my hubby will be obsessed with this dish! Definitely will make again 🙂 Thank you for the amazing recipe!

  2. This sounds great! Have you calculated the nutrition facts?

    • Sorry I do not provide nutrition facts for recipes. I recommend using caloriecount.com, which allows you to enter recipes to find out the nutritional information

  3. How many does the recipe serve

    • The recipe yields 2-3 servings. For future reference, you can find the yield information in the highlight purple box that says “yield” located at the very top of the recipe box.

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