Eat till it hurts

Karen’s Chicken Tequila Pasta

My friend Karen and her mom Malita are AMAZING cooks and bakers. They are my go to for trying out breads and teaching me tricks. Once a week Karen and I will get tougher for dinner and this weeks menu was Karen’s famous Chicken Tequila Pasta. Y’all…. IT IS SO GOOD!

Let’s get started!


  • 1 package fettuccine pasta
  • 1/3 C cilantro
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 2T minced jalapeño
  • 3T butter
  • 1/2 C chicken stock
  • 3T tequila
  • 2T fresh lime juice
  • 3T soy sauce
  • 4 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/4 Red onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 1/2 C heavy whipping cream


  1. Pour soy sauce over chicken and let set for 5 minutes
  1. In a medium sauce pan, sauté cilantro, garlic, jalapeño in 2T butter for 4-5 minutes. Add in the chicken stock, tequila and lime juice. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced, add in cream, let cook and get slightly thick. Set aside.
  2. Sauté the chicken in a large skillet with onions for 10 minutes. Add in peppers and remaining butter and let cook through.
  3. Get your fettuccine cooked!
  4. Place your fettuccine on a plate, top with chicken mixture, pour sauce on and top with shredded Parmesan cheese.


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