Fettuccine with Chicken, Spinach, and Creamy Orange Sauce Recipe

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Bill March 31, 2021

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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