chicken enchilada fettuccine

This dish blends Mexican with Italian cuisine to please the masses. By cutting the ‘sauce’ with more chicken broth than cream, it lightens up what is typically a fattening meal without sacrificing flavor!

chicken enchilada fettucine

  • 1 lb chicken breast, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 c. chicken broth (or as needed for sauce)
  • 1 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 lb fettuccine, cooked

Boil water to prepare fettuccine. Meanwhile, cook chicken in olive oil and taco seasoning/garlic. Add peppers and onion and sauté until soft. Add in chicken broth and simmer.

Right before fettuccine is done cooking, mix cream and corn starch in a separate bowl. You can add in a splash of chicken broth as needed. Stir mixture into sauce/chicken mixture. After draining pasta, toss it in the sauce mixture and serve sprinkled with crushed red pepper flakes.

chicken enchilada fettucine 2

 

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39 thoughts on “chicken enchilada fettuccine

  1. Pasta is such an adaptable, inexpensive and tasty base for many dishes. My home made taco seasoning already has some cornstarch in it so I’d probably leave it out but otherwise, a great variation.

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      • Taco Seasoning Mix – makes ~ 1/2 cup

        Use 2 1/2-3 tbsp (equivalent to 1 1/4 oz seasoning packet) per one pound of browned and drained ground beef.

        For stocking your pantry, multiply by 4 or 5 and store in an air-tight jar.

        1 tbsp onion powder
        1 tbsp garlic powder
        1 tbsp chile powder (NOT chili powder)
        1 tbsp cumin
        1 tbsp sweet paprika
        1 tbsp sugar (optional)
        1 tbsp cornstarch (helps to thicken the mixture)
        1 tsp cayenne pepper
        1/2 tsp salt
        1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
        1/2 tsp Greek or Mexican oregano

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      • Use either one if you don’t have just plain, dried ground chiles. As you know, chili powder is a combination of ingredients including several which are already in the taco seasoning recipe.

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  2. I cannot wait to try this! Chicken enchiladas are one of my favorite foods and I can’t wait to try this… I wonder what it would be like to use spaghetti squash instead of fettuccini noodles.

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