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Penne Alla Vodka with Chicken Recipe

This Penne Alla Vodka with Chicken Recipe is a delicious, creamy, hearty pasta dinner that the whole family will love! This is one restaurant classic that is easy to make at home.

This is a great pasta dish for special occasions or for a dinner party with guests. Serve with a big family-style pot luck salad and some oven baked garlic bread for a fantastic and delicious meal.

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When I want something a little extra fancy for dinner – penne alla vodka with chicken gets top billing! It’s tasty, satisfying, and SO yummy served with garlic bread.  

You can make your own crispy chicken using the recipe below, or use pre-made cutlets that you fry up and enjoy. Either way, this is one majorly tempting dish that is great for a busy weeknight (takes just over 30 minutes!) or for having friends or family over on the weekend.

This Penne Alle Vodka with Chicken Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Comforting
  • Saucy
  • Creamy
  • Satisfying
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Can be made gluten free (see recipe card below) or vegetarian by using a plant-based chicken alternative.

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Comfort Food Pasta Recipes for the Win

This Penne & Chicken Alla Vodka is the tastiest, coziest dinner meal. It’s perfect for a hearty meal for the family, and also great to make for company if you are having guests for dinner. It makes a great holiday meal as well. The stove does most of the work, so you can enjoy hands-off time while you prep sides or a salad!

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How Do I Make Penne Alla Vodka with Breaded Chicken Cutlets?

For the Chicken

  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, breadcrumbs, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and Italian seasonings.  
  2. Drudge the chicken breasts in the mixture, making sure to coat as much of the chicken as possible.
  3. Heat up the oil in a frying pan, and add the chicken to the hot oil. Cook for 6-8 minutes per side until golden brown and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Remove chicken from the pan until pasta is finished. Save pan for next step.

 

For the Pasta

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pan (you can use the same one you cooked the chicken in), heat the olive oil over low heat and sauté the onions and garlic for 5-6 minutes until shimmering. Add in the vodka and reduce down for 5 minutes.
  3. Over low heat, add the tomatoes and the heavy cream and stir with a wooden spoon. Gently bring to a simmer. Add the salt and pepper, and sauce the sauce with the cooked pasta.
  4. Serve with sliced chicken breast, and top with extra chili flakes and plenty of fresh basil. Mangia!

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Penne Alla Vodka with Chicken

The Herbeevore
This Penne Alla Vodka with Chicken Recipe is a delicious, creamy, hearty pasta dinner that the whole family will love! This is one restaurant classic that is easy to make at home. This is a great pasta dish for special occasions or for a dinner party with guests. Serve with a big family-style pot luck salad and some oven baked garlic bread for a fantastic and delicious meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 469 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Chicken

For the Pasta

  • 16 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup good vodka
  • 14 ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 cup half and half or light cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped, for garnish

Instructions
 

For the Chicken

  • In a bowl, mix the flour, breadcrumbs, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and Italian seasonings.
  • Drudge the chicken breasts in the mixture, making sure to coat as much of the chicken as possible.
  • Heat up the oil in a frying pan, and add the chicken to the hot oil. Cook for 6-8 minutes per side until golden brown and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove chicken from the pan until pasta is finished. Save pan for next step.

For the Pasta

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  • In a large pan (you can use the same one you cooked the chicken in), heat the olive oil over low heat and sauté the onions and garlic for 5-6 minutes until shimmering. Add in the vodka and reduce down for 5 minutes.
  • Over low heat, add the tomatoes and the heavy cream and stir with a wooden spoon. Gently bring to a simmer. Add the salt and pepper, and sauce the sauce with the cooked pasta.
  • Serve with sliced chicken breast, and top with extra chili flakes and plenty of fresh basil. Mangia!

Notes

Save Money on Organic Groceries!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 469kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 22gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 356mgPotassium: 523mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 291IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 2mg
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