Tequila Chicken over Linguine

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This sophisticated saute' gets a subtly smoky flavor from a shot of tequila. I've never been able to find pepper linguine, so I always use regular linguine. This is another recipe from my Arizona Favorites and has become a family favorite here at the Watson house. After making this dish many times, I have discovered NOT 2 Overcook the veggies, stick to the saute times and you'll have a delightful dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine cornstarch,salt, tequila (2 tablespoons) & 1/4 cup broth, add chicken and toss, cover and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Cook linguine according to directions, drain and put in a large bowl.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat, lift chicken from marinade & stir fry chicken about 4 minutes, stir in 1/2 cup tequila & cook 2 more min,.
  4. Add 1/4 cup broth,onion, peppers,corn,tomato,orange juice and 2 tablepoons oil, and salt to skillet, let it cook about 2 minute.
  5. Stir in reserved cornstarch mixture & and bring to boil, just to thicken.
  6. Add chicken/vegtable mixture to cooked linguine, and toss in cilantro.
Most Helpful

This was awesome. I love pasta dishes that you don't expect (i.e. no tomato sauce, oregano, etc.) and this will be made again. Thanks!

Catloverr2003 December 08, 2012

very good, I reduced the tequila down to 1/3 cup from 1/2 cup, added in fresh garlic and red chili flakes and omitted the cilantro, I also used canned diced drained tomatoes, not sure if I would add in the full 1/2 cup orange juice next time though, we enjoyed this, thanks for sharing BakinG!

Kittencal@recipezazz April 23, 2009

A delicious change from "samo samo", DH declared he could eat this again and again. Next time I would halve the cornstarch, and add 1 chopped jalapeno. I would substitute canned diced tomatoes for the fresh plum tomatoes; the past 12 months have been miserable for tomatoes in this area. Thanks for sharing, BakinBaby! Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders Tag.

KateL April 16, 2009