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Chicken Penne Alla Vodka    HT   MC   25mins


Serves 4      Hot   Poultry  Pasta  Alcohol Main Course  Eggless



350g/12oz  Penne Pasta

25g/1oz Butter

1/2 tbsp Olive Oil

100g/4oz Boneless Chicken Breast, skinned and thinly sliced

60ml/2fl.oz. Vodka

120ml/4fl.oz. Double Cream

1 x 400g/14oz tin Chopped Tomatoes 

Grated Parmesan Cheese to serve




1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. 


2. Meanwhile, melt the butter and oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.  Add the chicken and sauté until lightly browned. 


3. Add the vodka and continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring,  until it is reduced by half. 


4. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and cream and simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring from time to time. 


5. Meanwhile,  add the pasta to the boiling water and cook for 8-10 minutes.


6. To serve - drain the pasta well then return to the pan. Stir in sauce, and heat through.  Serve with Parmesan cheese.




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Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


Freezing/Make ahead

Not suitable


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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