Tequila Lime Chicken Fettucine

I know it is silly, but I do enjoy the food and beverage holidays. This is how I celebrated National Tequila Day!

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I started my celebrations the evening before with this dip. It has always been one of my favorite go-to dips. All you need is sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, and a few spices. I was extra lucky because my friend had canned some salsa for me using vegetables from her garden.

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For lunch, I enjoyed these french fries topped with white queso, diced jalapenos, sour cream and cilantro.

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Finally, the main event was this deliciously spicy tequila lime chicken fettuccine.

Chicken Tequila Fettuccini

Chicken Tequila Fettuccini

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars
Recipe By:Behr
“This dish is wonderfully different.”

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package fettuccine pasta
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno peppers
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons tequila
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cubed
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, saute the cilantro, garlic and jalapeno pepper in 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the stock, tequila and lime juice. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until reduced to a paste-like consistency. Set aside.
  2. Pour soy sauce over the chicken and set aside for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, In a medium sized skillet, saute the onion and the red, green and yellow bell peppers with the remaining tablespoon of butter or margarine, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, cook fettuccini according to package directions.
  4. When the peppers have wilted, add the chicken and soy sauce. Toss and add the reserved tequila/lime paste and cream. Bring to a boil. Gently simmer until chicken is cooked through and sauce is thick. Toss with well drained fettuccini and garnish with cilantro. Serve.

 

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