Fettuccine with Chicken, Spinach, and Creamy Orange Sauce Recipe

Fettuccine with Chicken, Spinach, and Creamy Orange Sauce Recipe

How To Make Fettuccine with Chicken, Spinach, and Creamy Orange Sauce

Give pasta a refreshing upgrade with this fettuccine recipe that has mushrooms, spinach, and a rich sauce made of broth, orange juice and zest.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2tbsp.cooking oil
  • 1lbboneless skinless chicken thighs,cut into ¼ inch strips
  • tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 10ozspinach,prewashed
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • ½lbmushrooms
  • ½tsporange zest,grated
  • 1tbsporange juice
  • ¼cuplow sodium chicken broth,canned, or homemade stock
  • ¼cupheavy cream
  • ½lbfettuccine

Instructions

  1. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately high heat

  2. Season the chicken with ¼ teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until just cooked through. Remove from the pan.

  3. Remove any tough stems from the spinach.

  4. In the same pan used for the chicken, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over moderate heat.

  5. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

  6. Add the spinach, let it wilt, and stir in ½ teaspoon of the salt and the remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper. Simmer for 2 minutes.

  7. Add the zest, orange juice, and chicken broth. Simmer for 2 minutes and then add the cream, the chicken, and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt.

  8. Remove from the heat.

  9. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the fettuccine for about 12 minutes until just done.

  10. Drain the pasta and toss with the chicken and sauce.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 497.07kcal
  • Fat: 18.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.45g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.87g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.55g
  • Fiber: 4.10g
  • Sugar: 3.71g
  • Protein: 34.24g
  • Cholesterol: 126.97mg
  • Sodium: 791.90mg
  • Calcium: 107.51mg
  • Potassium: 1019.94mg
  • Iron: 3.97mg
  • Vitamin A: 402.01µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.94mg
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