Happy National Tequila Day! Today, we whipped up our Keto-friendly version of a popular CPK dish: Creamy Tequila Lime Chicken Fettuccine aka Keto Tequila Lime Chicken with Zucchini Noodles because we subbed zucchini noodles for the pasta and voila! Delicious, creamy and filling – pair it with a low carb margarita and you’re ready to celebrate this glorious day!

Not a fan of zucchini noodles? I love zucchini noodles, but I know for some people, it just doesn’t compare to actual pasta. Thankfully there are plenty of keto pasta alternatives to try to mix this Keto Tequila Lime Chicken with! As many of you know, I love NuPasta which is the closest low carb pasta alternative I’ve found, however shirataki noodles have also come a long way and are a great option.

One of my newer favorites is Palmini Noodles – I prefer them for lasagne but you can also buy them in a fettuccine version as well. There are so many options to keep meals low carb without sacrificing taste – especially if you’re a pasta lover. So go ahead, experiment with the different options available and leave a comment below filling me in on your favorite keto pasta alternative and how you prepare it!

Keto Creamy Tequila Lime Chicken with Zucchini Fettuccini

This is a Keto-friendly version of a popular CPK dish: Creamy Tequila Lime Chicken Fettuccine aka Keto Tequila Lime Chicken with Zucchini Noodles because we subbed zucchini noodles for the pasta and voila! Delicious, creamy and filling - pair it with a low carb margarita and you're al set!
5 from 2 votes
Course dinner
Servings 6
Calories 433 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp garlic ?minced
  • 2 tbsp jalape?os ?minced
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp tequila
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts seasoned with salt & pepper
  • 1/2 red onion ?sliced thinly
  • 1/2 red bell pepper ?sliced thinly
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper ?sliced thinly
  • 1/2 green bell pepper ?sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup cilantro ?chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini squash spiralized into zoodles

Instructions
 

  • Add the garlic and jalapeno in a medium saucepan with butter and cook over medium heat.
  • Add the chicken broth, tequila, lime juice and cook until reduced to about half, then whisk in the heavy cream and coconut aminos, remove from heat and set aside.
  • Add olive oil to a skillet, add chicken breasts and cook on medium high heat,?3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove chicken from pan, slice into bite sized pieces and set aside.
  • Add the bell peppers and onions to the pan and cook for?2-3 minutes?until just slightly softened.
  • Add sliced chicken to pan along with zucchini noodles and mix well.
  • Add in the heavy cream mixture and cilantro.
  • Toss together and cook?1-2 minutes?until thickened.

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Nutrition

Calories: 433kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 19gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 396mgPotassium: 620mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1716IUVitamin C: 63mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg
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A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Three years later, she has maintained a 55-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

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