Chicken Tequila Fettuccine (CPK Copycat)

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Chicken Tequila Fettuccine with creamy tequila jalapeño lime sauce, pasta, bell peppers and red onions is one of the most popular entrees at California Pizza Kitchen.

Chicken Tequila Fettuccine with creamy tequila jalapeño lime sauce, pasta, bell peppers and red onions is one of the most popular entrees at California Pizza Kitchen for a reason, it's DELICIOUS!Chicken Tequila Fettuccine from California Pizza Kitchen is one of the most popular pasta recipes on the menu and for good reason! The creamy lime tequila sauce is AMAZING and the chicken and spinach fettuccine is a flavorful addition.

It may seem like there are a lot of ingredients in the dish, but they’re essential to the perfect copycat since the recipe is actually straight from the restaurant itself!

In fact this is the third California Pizza Kitchen recipe I’ve created from the book. The first, CPK Best-Seller Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti is one of our favorite special occasion meals we serve at home and the second is a menu item they don’t have anymore, their Thai Peanut Chicken Pasta which is one of the most popular pasta recipes on the blog!

I adjust a few ingredients and methods to make it more user friendly for the home kitchen, but the flavor ingredients are straight from the cookbook. You can of course serve the dish with shrimp instead of chicken or even serve it with browned butter scallops.

One of the most popular recipes from CPK, the chicken tequila fettucine is amazing and so popular from california pizza kitchen.

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California Pizza Kitchen Chicken Tequila Fettucine is AMAZING with creamy tequila lime sauce and spinach fettucine.

Tools Used in the making of this CPK Chicken Tequila Fettuccine:
Spinach Fettuccine: Easy to order online, organic and spinach flavored, perfect for this copycat recipe.
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Better Than Bouillon: I almost never buy boxes of broth because I keep the beef, chicken and vegetable version of this Better Than Bouillon.

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CPK Chicken Tequila Fettuccine

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  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American Fusion
Chicken Tequila Fettuccine with creamy tequila jalapeño lime sauce, pasta, bell peppers and red onions is one of the most popular entrees at California Pizza Kitchen for a reason, it's DELICIOUS!  

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeños minced
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 red onion sliced thinly
  • 1/2 red bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 1/2 green bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 pound spinach fettucini cooked and drained, not rinsed

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add the garlic and jalapeno in a small saucepan with the butter and cook over medium low heat.
  2. Add the chicken stock, tequila, lime juice and cook until it has the consistency of a glaze, then turn off the heat and whisk in the cream and soy sauce.
  3. Add the vegetable oil to the pan, season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook on medium high heat, 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  4. Remove the chicken and add in the bell peppers and onions and cook for 2-3 minutes until just slightly crisp.
  5. Chop the chicken into cubes and add it back into the pan with the bell peppers and pasta.
  6. Add in the heavy cream mixture and cilantro.
  7. Toss together and cook 1-2 minutes until thickened.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 Servings, Amount per serving: calories

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Chicken Tequila Fettucine with creamy tequila jalapeño lime sauce, pasta, bell peppers and red onions is one of the most popular entrees at California Pizza Kitchen for a reason, it's DELICIOUS!
One of the most popular recipes from CPK, the chicken tequila fettucine is amazing and so popular from california pizza kitchen.

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  1. This is a fantastic dish. I added portabella  mushrooms and five seeded Tabasco peppers just because I needed to use them but can’t say enough about the favor. The sauce is Delicious. 

    Rating: 5
  2. If my husband saw the ingredients, he wouldn’t eat most of what I cook lol This is one of the one’s rated “great”. I didn’t tell him the recipe before he ate it lol (I got him back for his hitler ways and served him brains and eggs lol That was not a favorite lol ) I loved that it fed everyone to full, and I don’t have to worry about food in fridge going to waste. Great Great Great.

    Rating: 5
  3. This is the ONLY dish my partner asks for again and again at home. It is the gold standard of my homemade fare, he even brags to his work buddies about it.I use penne or whatever pasta we have on hand, and dried whole chiles instead of jalapenos (as these are only available canned in our part of the world). I can’t recommend this dish enough.

    Rating: 5