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Fettuccine with Chicken, Spinach, and Creamy Orange Sauce

Source: Quick from Scratch - Pasta
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Active Time:  25 Minutes
Total Time:  25 Minutes
  Serves 4
Just one tablespoon of cream per person gives this fettuccine a luxurious taste and texture.
2 tablespoons cooking oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound in all), cut into 1/4-inch strips
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
10 ounces prewashed spinach
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/4 cup canned low-sodium chicken broth or homemade stock
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 pound fettuccine
Fettuccine with Chicken, Spinach, and Creamy Orange Sauce Recipe at
In a large nonstick frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately high heat. Season the chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Sauté until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the pan.

Remove any tough stems from the spinach. In the same pan used for the chicken, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over moderate heat. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the spinach, let it wilt, and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Simmer for 2 minutes. Add the zest, orange juice, and chicken broth. Simmer for 2 minutes and then add the cream, the chicken, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Remove from the heat.

In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the fettuccine until just done, about 12 minutes. Drain the pasta and toss with the chicken and sauce.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 4
Calories: 427
Fat. Total: 15g
Fiber: 4g
Carbohydrates, Total: 38g
Sodium: 977mg
% Cal. from Fat: 32%
Cholesterol: 86mg
Protein: 36g
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Rating: 5
by: Debra Reviewed: 01/10/2014
My husband is incredibly picky. So I don't cook much for him, but he loved this. The only thing we did different was at the very end we put the fettuccine in the skillet with everything and let the sauce cook into it. All he kept saying was we are definitely having this again.
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