Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this recipe on the Tex Mex web site. We enjoyed this recipe because it was not saucy. If you like lots of sauce, this is not the recipe for you. I did change a bit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a gallon size food storage bag, combine first 3 ingredients.
  2. Add chicken, seal and shake well. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken and discard marinade.
  4. Heat large skillet and add 1 tablespoon or so olive oil.
  5. Add chicken and garlic. Salt and pepper meat.
  6. Cook until chicken is nearly done.
  7. Add Rotel tomatoes (do not drain).
  8. Simmer 10 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile cook fettuccini according to package directions; drain. Add back to pan.
  10. Add butter and lime rind to fettuccini. Add as much Parmesan cheese as you like (I added a large handful). Toss well.
  11. Arrange fettuccini on platter. Top with chicken and Rotel sauce.
  12. Spring with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Most Helpful

This was quick and tasty, the only disappointment for me was that the sauce was so thin and did not coat the pasta (this may be because I simmered the chicken in the sauce with the lid on the pan?). I used a can of diced tomatoes which I added a little chilli to and scaled back the recipe for 3 using 3 small breasts (weight 425g). Thank you happynana, made for Aussie/Kiwi Swap #35 December 2009.

I'mPat December 17, 2009

What a delicious meal!! Served with fresh pasta and steamed broccoli. Absolutely fabulous. I wouldn't change a thing. Made for Aussie / Kiwi Swap 33 October 2009

Kiwi Kathy October 05, 2009

Yummy! I made this for dinner last night and we all enjoyed it. It had so many fresh flavours in it. The lime rind really put heaps of flavour into the dish. I marinated the chicken a little longer then 15 minutes but I don't think it took away flavour from the dish. I used regular diced tomatoes, I can't find the rotel brand in my region and added green chillies while it was cooking. Thank you happynana for a yummy fettuccini.

Chef floWer June 09, 2009