Grilled Sweet & Spicy Chicken with Caramelized Onions & Penne Pasta

This is very simple to make and so delicious!  I love the combination of sweet and spicy.  I used my mother’s homemade melageta (hot sauce), but you can use any you prefer.  Enjoy!

1 pound chicken tenders
1/2 cup good quality Teriyaki sauce
2 T. melageta or your favorite hot sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 pound Penne pasta
2 T. butter

Marinate the chicken tenders in the Teriyaki sauce, melageta and minced garlic.  I marinated mine overnight, but if you’re pressed for time, marinate at least 30 minutes.  Make sure it is coated well in the mixture.

Grill the chicken on both sides.  While the chicken is grilling, boil the Penne pasta in salted water until al dente.  In a saute pan, heat the olive oil until almost sizzling.  Add the sliced onions and cook until caramelized.  Add the grilled chicken to the saute pan along with the pasta and butter.  Stir gently to coat all flavors.

Serve with a fresh garden salad!

Yield: 4 servings

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