Chicken and Zucchini Noodles in Vodka Cream Sauce

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Chicken and Zucchini Noodles in Vodka Cream Sauce

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 zucchini
  • oil for sauteing
  • 1 lb chicken breast cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic

Sauce

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 28oz can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan

Instructions

  • Run the zucchini through your Spiralizer on the broadest setting. Squeeze the noodles in cheese cloth to drain, then set aside
  • Heat oil on medium high in a large, deep pan. Once oil is hot add chicken, 1 tbsp garlic and thyme, season with salt and pepper. Sautee on medium high for 5-8 minutes til no longer pink. Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken to a side bowl, leaving the juices
  • Add the zucchini to the pan with salt. Sautee the zucchini on medium stirring frequently for 10-12 minutes til soft and reduced in size. Remove from the pan and set aside
  • Melt the butter in the pan, add the 2 tbsp remaining garlic and tomato paste. Whisk to combine, then add in the diced tomatoes and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a boil on high then reduce to medium and simmer covered for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk in the vodka, bring the sauce back to a boil on high then reduce to medium and simmer partially covered for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the milk and simmer for 8-10 minutes uncovered. Stir in the parmesan, then add the chicken and continue to simmer uncovered another 5 minutes.
  • fold in the noodles and simmer another 1-2 minutes. Serve with fresh chopped basil and more parmesan.

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