Chicken and Linguine in Creamy Vodka Sauce

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Wonderfully rich, chicken and pasta in a sinfully good vodka sauce... delicious! :) (Watch out for those cholesterol points.)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook linguine according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt 2 Tbsp butter over medium-high heat.
  3. Brown the chicken breasts on both sides until nicely golden and juices run clear, about 6 to 7 minutes per side.
  4. Remove from pan and cut into 1/2-inch cubes; set aside.
  5. Pour out drippings from pan, but do not wipe it out.
  6. In the pan you cooked the chicken in, melt remaining butter over medium heat.
  7. Add the yellow onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring, until onions are soft, about 3-5 minutes.
  8. Add the roasted pepper, green onion, and garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  9. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vodka.
  10. Return to the heat and flame; when the flame dies out, add the broth.
  11. Bring to a boil and reduce by half.
  12. Whisk in the half and half (cream can be substituted), salt, and pepper, and simmer until reduced by half again.
  13. Add the pasta to the cream sauce and toss to coat.
  14. Add the Parmesan, chicken, and basil, and remove from the heat; toss to coat.
  15. Season to taste with salt and pepper, serve, and enjoy!
  16. Makes 2 servings.
  17. Note: if you're a low-carber, add a bunch more sliced mushrooms and eat those instead of pasta.
Most Helpful

Quite a bit of prep time, but boy is it worth the effort!! I did opt to make the recipie as low fat as possible, substituting in fat-free half & half, ff chicken broth, no butter - used cooking spray. When I did the recount of calories (459) and fat grams (6), I was astonished!! Have made this recipie several times now, and have added yellow squash, zuc's, snow peas during the end of the cream reduction time to give it a little more chewing "bulk". Also, since it takes a while to do the reductions, I don't begin the linguine until I pour in the half & half. If six stars existed, this recipie would rate seven! Thanks for sharing.

katie insko July 06, 2003

I rewally enjoyed this one and it was great to prepare infront of the young lady i had at my home that nihgt the flaming vodka rally made me look like i had a clue about what i was doing. Thanks for the great recipe.

BigJoeFFEMT May 18, 2008

A good pasta dish! More like 4 servings in my house. It did take longer to thicken than expected. The kids loved the flaming pan. I will make this again. Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Moon June 27, 2011