Chicken and Linguine in Creamy Vodka Sauce

"Wonderfully rich, chicken and pasta in a sinfully good vodka sauce... delicious! :) (Watch out for those cholesterol points.)"
Chicken and Linguine in Creamy Vodka Sauce created by JustJanS
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  • Cook linguine according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, melt 2 Tbsp butter over medium-high heat.
  • Brown the chicken breasts on both sides until nicely golden and juices run clear, about 6 to 7 minutes per side.
  • Remove from pan and cut into 1/2-inch cubes; set aside.
  • Pour out drippings from pan, but do not wipe it out.
  • In the pan you cooked the chicken in, melt remaining butter over medium heat.
  • Add the yellow onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring, until onions are soft, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the roasted pepper, green onion, and garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the vodka.
  • Return to the heat and flame; when the flame dies out, add the broth.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce by half.
  • Whisk in the half and half (cream can be substituted), salt, and pepper, and simmer until reduced by half again.
  • Add the pasta to the cream sauce and toss to coat.
  • Add the Parmesan, chicken, and basil, and remove from the heat; toss to coat.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, serve, and enjoy!
  • Makes 2 servings.
  • Note: if you're a low-carber, add a bunch more sliced mushrooms and eat those instead of pasta.
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  1. Mrs. Moon
    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!
  2. adopt a greyhound
    I only made the pasta portion of this to serve with Fancy chicken (Recipe #37037). It is great and we loved it. I may add more veggies next time, it is just so versatile.
  3. christie
    Wow! Not wanting to toot my own trumpet or anything, but this was a restaurant quality meal. It was however, incredibly rich and more than adequately served 4 of us. It could have done 6! i just sliced the garlic and used 6 cloves instead of the 4. lovely. Thanks for sharing :)
  4. iris5555
    I halved the sauce ingredients and still had more than enough for 2 people. I made a few modifications--had some salmon to use so substituted that for the chicken and omitted the basil as that doesn't seem to complement salmon well. This was really very tasty!
  5. BigJoeFFEMT
    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.

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