Good Morning America Recipes

Penne with Grilled Chicken and Vodka Sauce

Try This Guilt-Free Version

Share
Copy
Ellen Kunes, Frances Largeman-Roth explain how to lose weight and eat great.
|
Servings:6
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This restaurant favorite is usually made with bucket-loads of heavy cream and butter. We opted to use a little olive oil and half-and-half (lighter than cream), which still gives you a wonderful, creamy texture.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced (1 cup)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 (26-ounce) low-sodium can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • ?? cup vodka
  • ?? teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ?? cup half-and-half
  • ?? teaspoon salt
  • ?? teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups cooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 3 (4-ounce) grilled boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Cooking Directions

    Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, 6-7 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.

    Add tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, vodka, and crushed red pepper, then bring to a boil.

    Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce reduces slightly, about 10 minutes.

    Add half-and-half, and cook until sauce reduces, 5 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper.

    Place 2/3 pasta in a bowl and top with ?? cup vodka sauce.

    Arrange 2 ounces grilled chicken on top of pasta and garnish with chopped basil.

    Serving size: 2/3 cup pasta, ?? cup sauce, and 2 ounces chicken Calories 360; Fat 6.3g

    (sat 1.8g, mono 2.8g, poly 1g); Cholesterol 52mg;Protein 25g; Carbohydrate 39g;

    Sugars 7g; Fiber 4g; RS 1g; Sodium 206mg

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe courtesy The CarbLovers Diet Cookbook.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: penne, half and half, olive oil, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, vodka

    Course: Pasta


    Other Recipes That You Might Like
    Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Banana Bread
    Tastes Just Like the Original
    Daphne Oz's New Year Cleanse Smoothie
    A Great Start to the New Year
    Cappuccino Truffles
    Try a Skinny Snack
    Penne alla Vodka
    Full of Taste, but With Fewer Calories
    WINNER: Taste of Home's Gorgonzola Penne With Chicken
    Courtesy of George Schroeder of Port Murray, N.J.
    Barbecue Grilled Chicken
    A tasty holiday treat!
    Marinara Sauce
    Rocco DiSpirito's Marinara Sauce for Penne Alla Vodka
    Recipe: Flame-Grilled Chicken
    Red, White and Blue Cook-Off Recipe
    Grilled Chicken with Coffee Barbecue Sauce
    Todd English's Recipes for Your Summer Celebration
     
    Latest Recipes on 'GMA'
    Foodspotting
    VIDEO: The Ramen Burger
    VIDEO: Rays & Stark Bar in LA employs an expert to help you choose from 20 brands of water.
    VIDEO: Haylee Nelson reveals all the delicious flavors that make up the new "Sunrise Sundae."
    VIDEO: Ladies and Gentlemen... The Crookie
    VIDEO: World, meet The Cronut
    Food Tips: How To...
    Karen's Kitchen
    Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's blog here.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus apple crisp is shown here.
    Karen's Apple Crisp Crunch Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's sweet apple dessert.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus cherry galette is shown here.
    Karen's Cherry Galette Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's recipe for a tasty dessert.
    More Ways To Get GMA
    Connect with GMA
    Social Tools Facebook Twitter Twitter Connect with GMA YouTube RSS