Thinking Outside the Noodle – Part II – Cilantro Lime Fettuccine with Grilled Chicken in a Mango Cream Sauce

Thinking Outside the Noodle – Part II

When I first came across this recipe I wasn’t sure about it, but I saved it and put it into my “to make” folder.  It was certainly different, but intriguing.  I was looking through the folder and saw this again and that’s when the inspiration hit me.  This would be great with cilantro lime noodles.  I wasn’t wrong!  I loved the combination and each bite was bursting with incredible flavors.  Think outside the noodle and give it a try!  Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Cilantro Lime Fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – grilled and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 mango – peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped fine
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fettuccine pasta, cook for 3-4 minutes, until almost done, and drain.
  2. Heat the olive oil in the skillet, and cook the onion and red pepper until tender. Mix in the garlic, ginger, mango, and jalapeno, and continue to cook and stir 5 minutes, or until mango is soft. Gradually mix the half and half into the skillet, and cook 5 minutes, until thickened.
  3. Add the grilled chicken to the skillet. Stir in the partially cooked pasta, and chopped cilantro and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir 2 minutes, until ingredients are well blended and pasta is al dente. Mix in the cheese. Garnish with cilantro to serve.

Source:  Adapted from Allrecipes

Coming Next – Thinking Outside the Noodle – Part III – Pesto Fettuccine Noodles

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