Wobbly Chicken Tequila Fettucine

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Wobbly Chicken Tequila Fettucine

"I dont go out with my single friends — not at all — because I never have a good time, never have fun. We go to a club, a guy comes over: 'Hey, can I buy you a drink?' They're like, 'No, she's married.' I'm like, 'Yeah, I'm married, but I'm thirsty. Why don't you shut the hell up and let me have a free drink?'"

 Wanda Sykes

4
Servings
1359
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 Cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 Tablespoons minced jalapeño peppers
  • 1 1/2 shots tequila
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 quarts chicken stock, divided
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 package fettucine pasta
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup bell pepper, multicolored, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

In a saucepan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of butter, garlic, cilantro, and jalapeño. Sauté for 3 minutes.

Mix in tequila, lime juice, and 1/3 cup chicken stock and bring to a boil. Let the sauce thicken and set aside.

In a small bowl, drizzle soy sauce over chicken and set aside.

In a large saucepan, boil the remaining chicken stock. Add pasta and cook to desired doneness following package instructions. Drain and set aside.

In a medium-sized pan, sauté onion and bell peppers with the olive oil and remaining tablespoon of butter. Stir occasionally until onions are soft and clear. Toss in chicken, sauce, and whipping cream. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until chicken is cooked completely. Serve over the pasta and sprinkle cilantro on top for garnish.

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
94g
100%
Sugar
17g
N/A
Saturated Fat
50g
100%
Cholesterol
390mg
100%
Protein
54g
100%
Carbs
75g
25%
Vitamin A
116µg
13%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.3%
Vitamin B6
1mg
72%
Vitamin C
32mg
53%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
6µg
7%
Calcium
1650mg
100%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
59µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
59µg
15%
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
99mg
25%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
20mg
100%
Phosphorus
528mg
75%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
1339mg
38%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
40.9%
Sodium
1464mg
61%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
24%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
17%

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