Spicy Chicken with Carrot Fettuccine

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 27 min.
Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Ribbon-like strands of carrots stand in for fettuccine noodles in this spicy chicken dish.


  • 1 lb chicken tenders, cut into strips
  • 2 tbls olive oil
  • 2 tbls butter
  • 2 shallots, chopped (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 piece ginger (about 1 inch), peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 10 carrots (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into ribbon-like strands with a vegetable peeler
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


  • In large skillet over medium high heat, warm olive oil and melt butter. Add chicken and cook, turning, until browned and cooked throughout, about 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken to large bowl. In same skillet, add shallots, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Sauté until shallots are translucent, about 2 minutes. Transfer shallot mixture to bowl with chicken.
  • Add carrot ribbons to skillet. Increase heat to high and cook, using tongs to stir and toss, until barely tender, about 4 - 5 minutes. Place carrots in bowl with chicken. Pour wine into hot skillet, stir to deglaze pan and boil until volume is reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
  • Add heavy cream and chicken stock to pan; bring back to a boil and continue boiling until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Return chicken and carrot mixture to pan. Add peas, salt and pepper. Simmer and toss until heat through, about 2 minutes.
  • Divide dish among four plates. Top each with ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 1212
  Calories from Fat 732 (60%)
(125%)Total Fat 81g
(203%)Saturated Fat 41g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
(82%)Cholesterol 246mg
(74%)Sodium 1772mg
(41%)Potassium 1436mg
Total Carbohydrate 76g
(25%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(76%)Protein 38g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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