California Pizza Kitchen's chicken tequila fettuccine

(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Dear SOS: My co-worker raves about the chicken tequila fettucine from California Pizza Kitchen. Her birthday is coming up in February, and we would like to make the dish for a girls' night in to celebrate. Do you have the recipe?

Janelle Webb


Dear Janelle: Happy birthday to your friend, and have fun celebrating! California Pizza Kitchen was happy to share its recipe, which we've adapted here.

California Pizza Kitchen's chicken tequila fettuccine

Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6

Note: Adapted from California Pizza Kitchen.

1 pound dry spinach fettuccine

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided

2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 6 cloves)

2 tablespoons minced jalapeño pepper, seeds and veins removed if desired

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 tablespoons gold tequila

2 tablespoons lime juice (from about 2 limes)

3 tablespoons soy sauce

1 1/4 pounds chicken breast, cut into ¾-inch pieces

1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced