By PanNan on September 24, 2002
Photo by Pam-I-Am
Photo by Pam-I-Am
"This is one of those special occasion recipes. It looks and tastes wonderful. It was created and shared by a local Houston restaurant."
Serving Size: 1 (315 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This was really good! It is realatively simple to make and the flavors are great. I used one whole jalepeno, seeds and all, and it was just enough spice to let you know that it was there but not hot enough to make it inedible. **Side note, Be careful when handling chile peppers. I forgot to wash my hands after chopping it. I rubbed my eyes and you would have thought someone was killing me!!** The colorful bell peppers add a nice touch to make it appealing to the eye too. I took the left overs to work and shared them with my office staff. The boss asked for the recipe! Overall, this is a very easy, tasty recipe that I will most definately make again!"
"Perfect, exactly like CPK! I just made this tonight with a recipe nearly identical to this one, but not found on this site. If you don't have a few hours to devote to this dish from beginning to end, I would recommend doing all the prep work ahead and/or making the cream sauce ahead. Please note, the most important part of this recipe is the cream sauce and it is very important to get it to a paste like consistency. This may take 10-15 minutes once the stock, etc. is added. In the similar recipe I used, the cream is added to the cilantro garlic paste and reduced down my a half cup. I also used a total of 5-6 tbls (3 small limes) of fresh lime in both the sauce and the chicken. You may skin the jalepenos (by blistering 4 mins and removing skin with paper towel) before you mince them to make a smoother sauce. Don't skimp on ingredients if you want the CPK experience. Also if you are worried about calories or fat, this recipe is not for YOU. The time to prepare this to completion was 2.25 hours of which most is prep work. I could not tell the difference between my version and CPK and this is one of my most favorite pasta dishes on earth."
"Delicious! Just like the real thing! I will be making this again!"
"I made this tonight for dinner. I substituted a few ingredients due to taste of family members. Banana peppers for jalapeÃ±o peppers. Vandalia onions for red onions. Roasted garlic for fresh garlic. Putting everything together seemed a bit fast paced. It didnâ€™t take as long as I thought it would. The result was worth it. The Spinach fettuccine was very good & everyone loved it. The cream sauce wasnâ€™t very tasty looking but it was delicious! Thanks for a great new dish! Kathy"
"This is a great recipe! I love this pasta and I think I may have made it better than CPK!"
"This was really good. I enjoyed it a lot and found the taste just right. I think some mushrooms would be a great addition. I will make this again for sure."
"Had this at CPK the other night-Now my fave on the menu. THANKS for posting !!! This is such a fantastic dish!!"
"This is a favorite of mine. I order it whenever I go to CPK, and have made this from the cookbook as well. My cookbook is still buried in moving boxes - thanks for posting!"
"I loved this recipe. It tasted like it was some expensive dish in a restaurant! I was skeptical about adding the soy sauce, but it works. I added the tequila, but really didn't notice it much when I tasted the dish. I halved the recipe for my family and found that there wasn't enough sauce, so I ended up doubling the sauce. So I would say to others to use either half the pasta (I used dry) for the recipe or double the sauce for a whole pound. I also added some fresh cilantro on top when I served it. I wasn't sure my 11 yo daughter would like this but she had seconds! I'll have to hide the parmesan from my dh when he gets home as this is not really a parmesan-type dish. I saw this recipe on another website that this is a dish at California Pizza Kitchen restaurants. I may have to order it next time I eat there to see the comparison! Thanks for posint."
"Great Dish! I could not locate any spinach fettuccine so I had to use plain but other than that, made it "as is" and wow - what a great meal!! Do not leave out the fresh cilantro on top - I missed it in the beginning and the taste difference between with and without is huge. This one is a keeper!"
"This is one of my all time favorite dishes. When I lived in Dallas I frequented the CPK (California Pizza Kitchen) and this was my regular order. After moving to rural Louisiana this recipe has cured my cravings more than once! This is such a wonderful, special dish. Getting cravings now... Unfortunately hubby has to buy the spinanch fettucinne on his frequent trips to Dallas as our rural type grocery stores don't stock it :( "