Chicken & Cavatappi a la Vodka

Chicken & Cavatappi a la Vodka

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • lbs. cavatappi pasta

  • 1

    qt. vodka sauce

  • 1

    lb. chicken breast

  • 1

    Tbl. chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1

    Tbl. chopped fresh garlic

  • 4

    oz. golden Italian dressing

  • 2

    stems fresh basil, leaves cut into thin strips

  • ¼

    cup shredded Parmesan

  • Vodka Sauce:

  • 1

    Tbl. margarine

  • ½

    Tbl. minced garlic

  • ½

    cup coarsely chopped onion

  • ½

    tsp. fresh thyme

  • ½

    tsp. fresh oregano

  • ½

    tsp. fresh marjoram

  • White pepper to taste

  • 2

    chicken bouillon cubes

  • Tbl. vodka

  • 2

    Tbl. white wine

  • tsp. paprika

  • 4

    oz. tomato paste

  • 1

    - 28 oz. can diced tomatoes in juice

  • 1

    cup heavy cream

Directions

Marinate the chicken: Pour the chicken breast in a bowl and cover with Italian dressing, rosemary and garlic. Marinate for a couple of hours in the refrigerator. Make sauce: In a pot large enough to hold the entire recipe, saute garlic, onions, and herbs until vegetables begin to soften. Add bouillon and stir well. Add vodka and cook a minute, then add white wine and reduce for about a minute. Stir in paprika and tomato paste and cook 5 minutes. Add diced tomatoes with juice and simmer 10 minutes. Add heavy cream stir well and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat and reserve for chicken. Final play: Cook the pasta al dente and drain. Remove chicken breast from marinade and grill or broil 10 minutes per side. Let it cook a bit, then cut into 1" strips. Add pasta and chicken to sauce pot and combine well. Top each portion with Parmesan and basil and serve with garlic bread.


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