Spicy Chicken Tequila Fettuccine
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
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.
Recipe by Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious") at https://www.angsarap.net/2012/08/03/spicy-chicken-tequila-fettuccine/