How to Easily Prepare Chicken Alla Vodka in No Time

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Christina Flores

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Healthy Chicken Alla Vodka Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Additional Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 4


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or low-fat milk)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooked whole wheat pasta, for serving (optional)

Steps to Cook:

  1. Prepare the Chicken:

    • Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper and use a meat mallet or rolling pin to pound them until they are about 1/4 inch thick.
    • Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Cook the Chicken:

    • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
    • Add the chicken breasts and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and set aside.
  3. Make the Vodka Sauce:

    • In the same skillet, add the diced onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until translucent.
    • Add the minced garlic and sauté for an additional minute, until fragrant.
    • Carefully pour in the vodka and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
    • Allow the vodka to simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly reduced.
    • Add the crushed tomatoes and unsweetened almond milk (or low-fat milk). Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a simmer.
    • Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  4. Finish the Dish:

    • Return the cooked chicken breasts to the skillet with the vodka sauce.
    • Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and chopped basil over the top.
    • Simmer for an additional 5 minutes, or until the chicken is heated through and the cheese is melted.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:

    • Serve the chicken alla vodka over cooked whole wheat pasta, if desired.
    • Garnish with additional chopped basil, if desired.

Cook’s Note:

  • For a creamier sauce, you can add an extra 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or low-fat milk) to the vodka sauce.
  • If the sauce becomes too thick, you can thin it out with a splash of chicken broth or water.
  • This dish can be served with a side salad or roasted vegetables for a complete and healthy meal.
  • Leftover chicken alla vodka can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

This healthy version of the classic Chicken Alla Vodka recipe uses unsweetened almond milk (or low-fat milk) instead of heavy cream, reducing the overall fat and calorie content. The dish still maintains the rich, creamy texture and tantalizing flavors of the original, but with a healthier twist. Enjoy this delicious and satisfying meal without the guilt!

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About Christina Flores

Hi, I am Christina Flores, author of I'm passionate about creating delicious and nutritious recipes to help people lead healthier lives. Join me on this culinary journey as we explore the world of healthy eating together!