Jalapeno Lime Chicken Alfredo

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Jalapeño Lime Chicken Alfredo is an easy pasta dinner recipe in under 30 minutes.

Jalapeno Lime Chicken Alfredo by serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com

We absolutely love Jalapeño Lime Chicken Alfredo. 

It's a fusion of some of my favorite things, jalapenos, limes and alfredo sauce. Definitely a favorite variation of chicken alfredo with a little kick!  This dish is also fabulous with shrimp, let me tell you! Delicious! 

I suggest when making this keep the kids and husband away from the kitchen with tasting equipment or it just might not make it to the table! This is always gobbled up sadly with no leftovers for the hubby to take to work! 

Feel free to adjust the spice dependent on how hot your jalapeños are, this time mine were hot so one would do but sometimes I need 3 just to have a little heat.


Add 1 tablespoon Olive Oil and 1 tablespoon Butter to a pan. Heat pan over medium-high heat until butter melts. 

  • 1/2 whole Diced Onion
  • 4 whole Cloves Garlic Minced
  • Desired Amount Of Jalapeños 1-2 (see notes). 
Cook until onions start to caramelize.


  • 2 whole Cubed Chicken Breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt 
Cook over medium-high heat until chicken starts to lightly brown.


Add Juice of 2-3 Fresh Limes and reduce heat to low.  (2 if you have really juicy large limes)

Simmer until chicken is cooked through.


Add 1 cup Heavy Cream and stir to heat cream.


Add 16 ounces Hot Cooked Fettuccini noodles cooked until al dente pasta and drained. 

We love this version of Chicken Alfredo with fettuccine noodles, but you can use whatever pasta you like.


  • 1/2 bunch Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese


Toss to coat pasta well.


For a nice serving presentation use tongs and twist Fettuccini Chicken Alfredo to create a nest shape when plating. Use additional cilantro and lime for a garnish.

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Author: Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Jalapeño Lime Chicken Alfredo

Jalapeño Lime Chicken Alfredo

Jalapeño Lime Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo With Cilantro recipe is a favorite variation of Chicken Alfredo for dinner from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 1 pound Linguine or Fettuccini, Cooked Until Al Dente
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 whole Onion, Diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1-2 whole Jalapeños, Diced and Seeds Removed. (I use 2 when they are milder and 1 when they are hotter.)
  • 2 whole Chicken Breast, Cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2-3 whole Limes, Juiced (2 larger juicy limes or 3 smaller)
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro, Chopped
  • Additional Cilantro And Lime For Garnish


  1. In large sauté pan heat olive oil and butter over medium-high heat until butter is melted.
  2. Add onion, garlic and jalapeno. Saute until onions start to caramelize.
  3. Add chicken breast, cumin and salt. Cook until chicken starts to lightly brown.
  4. Reduce heat to low add lime juice and cook chicken until cooked through.
  5. Add cream to chicken, stir to coat chicken and heat cream.
  6. Add cooked linguine, parmesan cheese and cilantro.
  7. Toss to coat, stir until heated through.
  8. Garnish with additional cilantro and lime.

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Jalapeno Lime Chicken Alfredo Recipe by serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com


  1. Great meal. I am totally trying this over the weekend since I have almost all of the ingredients. Thanks for posting this one Serena.

  2. What a great combination of ingredients! Your dish looks incredibly tasty!

  3. This dish looks amazing...perfect for the weekend:)

  4. Oh my, Serena! This looks amazing! I am going crazy here for this flavors combo: jalapenos, lime and alfredo! Y.U.M.!!!

  5. Freakin yum it is only 10am here and I can't stop thinking about this fab dinner food lame looks like I might have to wait a few (years) hours

  6. what an awesome pasta dish! i need to try this! so many interesting flavors!

  7. Good golly you have indeed!!! This pasta dish is simply brilliant. With all my husband's favorite "things" included here he is sure to be a happy man!

  8. Hi Serena! I totally love discovering new flavor combinations, and thanks for inspiring me, especially with the lime and cilantro in the Alfredo sauce. Funny that we both posted different Alfredo sauces this week. I am going to add some lime and cilantro to my Alfredo sauce this weekend. I don't know about the jalapenos:). Have a great weekend!!

  9. This sounds amazing! I like the addition of lime juice!

  10. Good golly is right! Sounds great! I would love for you to link up at my Thurs party. http://www.theeaseoffreeze.com.

  11. This sounds amazing one!!!! The dish looks simply YUMMY.

  12. This looks so delish! I saw it linked up somewhere and had to check it out. I just added it to my menu planning list ideas so I hope to make it soon. Your photos are beautiful.. it is hard to photograph pasta! For me at least :) I am a new GFC follower!


  13. Oh my word, this looks delish. Found you from tasty kitchen :)

  14. Way to fuse some of my favorite ingredients! I love a good alfredo, especially the idea of doing a spicy kicked up version with the jalapeno and lime.

  15. Oooh this sounds great! So different. Can't wait to try it!

  16. i DID try this last night and it was very good! my husband is not a fan of jalapeno so i substituted mushrooms, but the lime and cilantro combination is really great with the alfredo sauce. i actually had the cilantro and lime on hand for a mango salsa (for salmon) so it was a great way to use the rest of the cilantro!

  17. I made this last night and it was amazing! So many wonderful flavors in an unusual combination. Warning: If you are dicing 3 large jalapenos like I did, wear gloves! My hands stung for a good 18 hours! Thank you for this recipe!

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  20. I wish I could make something like this on my own)) It looks simple, but I know there are always a lot of opportunities for doing it wrong. Thanks for your guidance. I hope I will improve my cooking skills by directly following your directions.

  21. Creative-Juices2/24/2013 09:48:00 AM

    These flavors will thrill my hubby, who is a pepper-head, and a lime-lover. I'll be making this in the next day or two. Can't wait!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I'm also having my daughter and her gf and dairy-free friend make your version of black bean brownies. They look absolutely divine!

  22. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do! My black bean brownies aren't gf and due have butter but I have had some comments on other recipes that sub gf flour and reviews had great results. As for the butter in the recipe I think coconut oil would work great and impart a nice flavor. Have a great week!

  23. This looks delicious! I've got to try this! #SITSBlogging

  24. Looking forward to making this! Jalapeños are missing from your ingredients list. I see on one of the pictures you say to taste. Do you have an amount you feel balances with the lime and cilantro?

    1. Hi! So sorry glad you caught that. It will really be dependent on how how the jalapenos are! When they are really hot 1 will be pleanty but most times I use to when they are on the milder side. Thanks so much for catching this.

  25. I tried this recipe last night. We love jalapenos so used two large ones, which was perfect. However, the lime juice was too much. I bought three limes but as you know, limes come in different sizes so the large ones...too much lime. Maybe if I used three small or just two or even one and a half large? With this knowledge, I'll do the recipe again, just know to not put the juice of three large limes.

  26. Saw this dish shared by a chef blogger we had stay at our Bucks County B&B a while back and knew I had to try it. Added an extra jalapeño (since they're basically green bell peppers this year), a FULL onion and approx. 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne to bring up the heat. Also subbed light cream for the heavy and added pasta water to my sauce. It was delicious. My son said "best Mexican pasta I've ever had!" Next time I think I'll toast some Parmesan bread crumbs and sprinkle them on for a little crunch. It's a keeper!


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