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This is one of those special occasion recipes. It looks and tastes wonderful. It was created and shared by a local Houston restaurant.
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- 1 lb dry spinach fettuccine (or 2 pounds fresh)
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (2 Tbls. reserved for garnish)
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
- 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno peppers (seeds and veins may be eliminated if milder flavor is desired)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons gold tequila
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 1/4 lbs chicken breasts, diced into 3/4 inch pieces
- 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 medium yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1Prepare rapidly boiling, salted water to cook pasta; cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes for dry pasta, approximately 3 minutes for fresh.
- 2Pasta may be cooked slightly ahead of time, rinsed and oiled and then reheated by dipping into boiling water or cooked to coincide with the finishing of the sauce/topping.
- 3Cook 1/3 cup cilantro, garlic and jalapeno in 2 tablespoons melted butter over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes.
- 4Add stock, tequila and lime juice.
- 5Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until reduced to a paste-like consistency; set aside.
- 6Pour soy sauce over diced chicken; set aside for 5 minutes.
- 7Meanwhile cook onion and peppers, stirring occasionally, with remaining butter over medium heat.
- 8When the vegetables have softened, add chicken and soy sauce; toss and add reserved tequila/lime paste and cream.
- 9Bring the sauce to a boil; boil gently until chicken is cooked through and sauce is thick (about 3 minutes).
- 10When the sauce is done, toss with well-drained spinach fettucine and cilantro.
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Nutritional Facts for Chicken Tequila Fettuccine
Serving Size: 1 (315 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1001.0
- Calories from Fat 519
- Total Fat 57.7 g
- Saturated Fat 30.4 g
- Cholesterol 319.7 mg
- Sodium 955.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 73.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
- Sugars 2.3 g
- Protein 47.4 g
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