California Pizza Kitchen, known within the food industry as CPK, is a casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in California-style pizza. The restaurant was started in 1985 by attorneys Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax in Beverly Hills, California. The chain is widely known for its innovative and non traditional pizzas, such as the "Original BBQ Chicken Pizza", BLT, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken pizzas. They also serve various kinds of pasta, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts. They have an extensive children's menu for children ages 10 and under which includes a variety of different pizzas, pastas, salad, and chicken.

The chain has over 230 locations in 32 US states and eleven other countries, including 26 California Pizza Kitchen ASAP kiosks designed to serve passengers at airports and shopping malls. The company licensed its name to Kraft Foods to distribute a line of premium frozen pizzas, in 2000.; Nestlé purchased Kraft's pizza lines in 2010.



Chicken Tequila Fettuccine

The California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant is famous for its pizzas but their Tequilla Fettucine is quite a unique dish.  If you would like to learn how to make this meal at home read on to find the restaurant copycat recipe which uses simple ingredients found in any grocery store.


1/2 lb fettuccine pasta
1 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
2 tsp butter
1/8 red onion, sliced
1 Tbsp mince garlic
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1 Tbsp jalapeno peppers
1 tsp tequila
1/4 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 tsp soy sauce
1/4 green bell pepper, sliced
10 oz boneless chicken breast
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Saute cilantro, garlic and jalapeno pepper in 2 Tbsp of butter over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add stock, tequila and lime juice.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until reduced to a paste consistency.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Pour soy sauce over chicken and set aside for 5 minutes.
  7. In a medium skillet sauce onion and peppers with remain butter, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the chicken and soy sauce.
  9. Toss and add the tequila/lime paste and cream.
  10. Bring to a boil.
  11. Turn the heat down and simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the suace is thick.
  12. Toss with well drained fettuccini.
  13. Garnish with cilantro

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