Penne with Grilled Chicken and Vodka Sauce

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Penne with Grilled Chicken and Vodka Sauce
Penne with Grilled Chicken and Vodka Sauce

PREP TIME

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TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • Penne with Grilled Chicken and Vodka Sauce

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  • Servings:6

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Cook Time: 30-60 minThis restaurant favorite is usually made with bucket-loads of heavy cream and butter. We opted to use a little olive oil and half-and-half (lighter than cream), which still gives you a wonderful, creamy texture.

  • Ingredients

  • 1

    tablespoon olive oil

  • 1

    small onion, finely diced (1 cup)

  • 2

    minced garlic cloves

  • 1

    (26-ounce) low-sodium can diced tomatoes in juice

  • 1

    (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce

  • 1/2

    cup vodka

  • 1/4

    teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1/4

    cup half-and-half

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 4

    cups cooked whole wheat penne pasta

  • 3

    (4-ounce) grilled boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • Serving size: 2/3 cup pasta, 1/2 cup sauce, and 2 ounces chicken Calories 360; Fat 6.3g

  • (sat 1.8g, mono 2.8g, poly 1g); Cholesterol 52mg;Protein 25g; Carbohydrate 39g;

  • Sugars 7g; Fiber 4g; RS 1g; Sodium 206mg

Directions

Cooking Directions Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, 6-7 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, vodka, and crushed red pepper, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce reduces slightly, about 10 minutes. Add half-and-half, and cook until sauce reduces, 5 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. Place 2/3 pasta in a bowl and top with ½ cup vodka sauce. Arrange 2 ounces grilled chicken on top of pasta and garnish with chopped basil. Serving size: 2/3 cup pasta, ½ cup sauce, and 2 ounces chicken

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