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Creamy Vodka Chicken & Penne

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 442 1 serving

It takes only 35 minutes to make this luscious pasta skillet dish, featuring sautéed chicken, mushrooms, peas and penne tossed in a creamy vodka sauce. Give it a try…you’ll be glad you did!


  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 8 ounces (1 package) sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Creamy Vodka Sauce
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 8 ounces (1/2 of a 16-ounce package) penne pasta, cooked and drained


  • Step 1

    Season the chicken with half the salt and black pepper.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic and cook and stir for 30 seconds. Season with the remaining salt and black pepper.

  • Step 3

    Reduce the heat to medium-low.  Stir in the sauce.  Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the mixture is hot and bubbling.  Remove the skillet from the heat.  Stir in the peas.  Add the penne and toss to coat.


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  • Delicious!

    July 29, 2014

    I'm a 17 year old girl who is trying to ease her way into preparing meals for her family. Ironically, my parents are rather picky eaters, but they both love this dish! I think the pan-fried chicken (as opposed to boiled, unseasoned chicken) made this recipe wonderful. I added generous drizzles of olive oil and some fresh basil to complete this dish, and I served it with some hard French bread (garlic bread doesn't seem to go very well with it).
    2 important notes:
    1) I used an entire 16 oz box of pasta and it fed 6 people. There is no way that 8 oz of pasta would adequately feed 10 people, as the recipe states. That must be a misprint. So, larger families, keep that in mind!
    2) I personally think the frozen peas wouldn't go well this dish. Chopped tomatoes seemed to compliment it better.

  • Very Good

    February 17, 2014

    This was a great recipe. However, I used the Classico Vodka sauce because I had it in the cupboard. The whole family loved it. I only used a pound of chicken and it was plenty. Other than that, I would not modify this recipe at all and we had leftovers!!!!

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Calories 442
Total Fat 13 g
Sat. Fat 4.1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 69 mg
Sodium 674 mg
Total Carb 46 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 11 g
Added Sugars 2 g
Protein 30 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 5 %DV
Iron 18 %DV
Potassium 16 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.