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Vodka Sauce Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Vodka Sauce Chicken Zucchini Noodles – Easy, quick, but SO delicious Zucchini Noodles and Chicken tossed with homemade Vodka Sauce.

Overhead view of Vodka Sauce Chicken Zucchini Noodles in a skillet

Look what’s for dinner tonight!! Woot woot!

Oh, Hi. I got a little excited there, but for a great reason; vodka.sauce. Yep. I’m serving you vodka with dinner! And Chicken Zucchini Noodles thingamajig to go with it all.

But first, let me please wish you a great Monday and a very happy start to the week. I hope it’s filled with vacation days, a pay raise, great health, and all that great life-stuff in between. 

And if you’re just like me, staring at a foot of snow in mid-March? Use it as an excuse to stay in and put the world on pause while catching up on Snapped with a bag of Homemade Baked Banana Chips in your lap.

Overhead view of Vodka Sauce Chicken Zucchini Noodles in a skillet

Hope you’re also thinking about dinner and how this Vodka Sauce Chicken Zucchini Noodles will be IT!

HOW TO MAKE VODKA SAUCE CHICKEN ZUCCHINI NOODLES

I’m hereby declaring this my favorite meal as of two weekends ago. You gotta understand, I make a lot of food -it’s my job – so to choose a favorite is super hard, but this one is a no-brainer. As always, though, the best part is how quickly it all comes together. AND the sauce is made from scratch. For that alone, I hope you will be thanked and applauded.

Overhead view of diced tomatoes cooking in a skillet

Vodka Sauce cooking in a skillet

  • Really, it might not get much better than this. What you’re looking at is canned diced tomatoes swimming in vodka and milk. Cheese, too. I know, the combo sounds really odd, but you have got to believe me, it is really, really GOOD.

Then, comes this ⤵⤵⤵

Zucchini Noodles laying on top of vodka tomato sauce in a skillet

  • All you will need to do is grab a veg peeler and a few zucchini; using the vegetable peeler, slice the zucchini lengthwise into long strips.

But in the meantime, you will also have to make these guys ⤵⤵⤵

Close-up of golden-brown cooked chicken breasts on a plate

  • Some chicken breasts seasoned with your favorite seasonings (thyme, salt and pep for me!), and cooked to a juicy perfection.

Once you’ve done all of that, here is your end result ⤵⤵⤵

Vodka Sauce Chicken Zucchini Noodles in a skillet

I know it really looks like rocket science, but it ain’t.

And it’s not like this just has to be dinner. It can totally be lunch, or a snack. Or whatever.

A serving of Vodka Sauce Chicken Zucchini Noodles on a plate

ENJOY!

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Vodka Sauce Chicken Zucchini Noodles - Easy, quick, but SO delicious Zucchini Noodles and Chicken tossed with homemade Vodka Sauce.

Vodka Sauce Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Katerina | Diethood
Vodka Sauce Chicken Zucchini Noodles - Easy, quick, but SO delicious Zucchini Noodles and Chicken tossed with homemade Vodka Sauce.
4.67 from 3 votes
Servings : 4 Serves
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

  • 3 to 4 zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper , to taste
FOR THE VODKA SAUCE
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) can low sodium diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Peel zucchini lengthwise with a vegetable peeler to create long strips.
  • Lay zucchini strips flat on a paper towel-lined baking sheet; set aside to dry.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season chicken breasts with thyme, salt and pepper; add to skillet and cook for 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  • Remove from skillet; cut into strips and set aside. Cover to keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and tomato paste and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  • Add the vodka and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Stir in milk and continue to simmer for 10 more minutes.
  • Stir in the cheese; continue to stir until well incorporated.
  • Add previously prepared chicken and zucchini to the sauce; cook for 1 more minute, or until heated through.
  • Remove from heat and serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 11

Nutrition

Calories: 460 kcal | Carbohydrates: 16 g | Protein: 28 g | Fat: 24 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 77 mg | Sodium: 544 mg | Potassium: 1210 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 11 g | Vitamin A: 915 IU | Vitamin C: 48.3 mg | Calcium: 290 mg | Iron: 2.8 mg | Net Carbs: 13 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken recipes, vodka sauce, zoodles, zucchini noodles
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17 comments on “Vodka Sauce Chicken Zucchini Noodles”

  1. This was absolutely amazing. Loved it so much. Used chicken mince instead of chicken breast and lemon thyme. The vodka flavour was just perfect. I even used vanilla vodka and served with Vanilla Vodka and Blood Orange Mineral Water.

  2. Would a can of organic coconut milk work in place of the milk in this sauce recipe? I am doing no dairy and am hoping it would work.

  3. I’m doing keto Diet so if you took out the milk and added heavy cream or xhe cheese it would work I’m sure and perhaps be creamier sauce. I’m going to try it!

  4. This looks sooo good! Question though about the zucchini. After laying them out to dry (step 2), do you just add them all the way at the end for one minute (step 12), or am I missing a step somewhere in between? Thank you!!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! Yes, that’s all you do with the zucchini because, since it’s cut so thin, it will cook in no time. If you want to go longer, that’s okay, too, but you’re looking for that “pasta al dente” texture but without the pasta. 😀

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