Spicy Chicken Tequila Fettuccine

Spicy Chicken Tequila Fettuccini

Sometimes its nice to play around different ingredients from different parts of the world, the different flavours from these diverse cuisine ingredients create a unique culinary experience that gives birth to this fusion type dishes.  I think most of the culinary experts have done this before and create this unique creations like the wasabi brownies, laksa pizza, green tea ice cream and many more.

For today we will try to make some of those unique combinations and lets do it by mixing Mexican with Italian, a dish called Spicy Chicken Tequila Fettuccine.  This was inspired form a TV show I saw before (I forgot what show it is) when they cooked some Pasta with chicken and tequila, I never had jotted down the recipe so I have to make my own and I am glad it was a success and here it is for me to share.

Spicy Chicken Tequila Fettuccine
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Serves: 6
  • 600g chicken breast, sliced
  • 1 packet fettuccine
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 250ml cream
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to your liking, I want it hot)
  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  • shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil
  1. Cook fettuccine according to instructions, set aside.
  2. In a heavy pan, add small amount of oil then sear chicken pieces.  Once browned on all sides remove chicken and set aside.
  3. Add butter to the pan then sauté garlic and onions.
  4. Add flour and mix in low heat until it forms a roux.
  5. Pour tequila to deglaze (be careful it will catch flame if using a gas stove).
  6. Add the chicken breast back together with chicken stock and cream, bring it to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes.
  7. Add red capsicum and yellow capsicum and simmer for 2 minutes.
  8. Add cayenne and cooked fettuccine, bring the heat to medium high and simmer for 2 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  9. Turn heat off then add the lime juice, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  10. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro, cherry tomatoes and shaved parmesan.



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  1. Tessa says:

    What a creative combination of ingredients! Sounds and looks delish!

  2. peasepudding says:

    It is fun to mix up the unexpected and come up with a tasty creative dish. I’m having a bit of a Mexican phase at the moment!

  3. Karen says:

    I love Mexican food and your combination sounds good to me.

  4. mjskit says:

    What a beautiful pasta! Love the use of tequila to deglaze the pan! A great little fusion dish to delight the senses!

  5. Kristy says:

    Love the flavor combos here! I’ve used tequila making fajitas before, so I bet it’s just as good with this multi-cultural pasta. Yum!

  6. peachkins says:

    This dish is so festive!!

  7. Anything with spicy and tequila and pasta has to be a winner!

  8. buttoni says:

    this looks amazingly good, Ray. I just printed it out to give it a whirl soon!

  9. jen laceda says:

    Really? Wasabi brownies? Never heard of that before!!! Hehe…so…would you call this a Tex-Mex type of pasta? Whatever it is called, I think the tequila-lime-chicken-and-cream combo is a winner!

  10. I love mixing different cuisines, something really interesting comes out of it most of the time 🙂

  11. Sounds great! I’m not a big fan of tequilla on its own, its too potent for me, but since the alcohol would be cooked out, I’m sure it would taste fantastic with this multi-cultural twist!

  12. Dear Raymund,

    Adding tequila is something very new to me. What an exciting recipe.

  13. Hi Raymund,
    This pasta looks absolutely wonderful! Will have to try this out soon.

  14. It’s so much fun playing in the kitchen! Interesting mix of ingredients. Might be fun to add some small green hot peppers too (jalapeno, Serrano – that sort of thing). I’ve never cooked with tequila, although I’ve certainly drunk it before – sounds like it’d add some pretty nice flavor.

  15. buttoni says:

    This sounds marvelous! Just printed it out to try soon.

  16. eunice says:

    looks amazingly delicious. Looks like something that’s served from a first class restaurant 🙂

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