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Chicken Penne Alla Vodka

This recipe is one of my favorite healthy pasta recipes that is easy to make for weeknight dinner. This lightened up version is super creamy with delicious flavor and takes healthy comfort food to the next level! On the table in less than 30 minutes!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 472kcal
Author Lyndsey

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces penne pasta
  • 6 ounces grilled chicken cooked
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vodka
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt plain
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk plain
  • ¾ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • If not already cooked, cook penne by bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to al dente package directions. Drain.
  • While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add vodka and stir until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, Greek yogurt, garlic and almond milk. Simmer, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
  • Add sauce to cooked pasta and chicken and stir in Parmesan cheese. Top with fresh herbs and salt & pepper.

Notes

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Freezer Instructions: Make sauce and freeze in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Add in cooked chicken and pasta when you plan to cook it.
Microwave Reheating Instructions: Reheat in a microwave-safe container for a few minutes or until heated through. You can add a bit of leftover sauce before heating.
Oven Reheating Instructions: Add a bit of reserved sauce to baking dish and heat up a baked version in the oven at 350F for 10 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 67.8g | Protein: 28.2g | Fat: 8.2g