Chicken and Vodka Penne

Give your pasta a new taste.


  • 3 chicken breasts (sliced thinly)
  • 1 onion (peeled and diced)
  • 1 garlic clove (peeled and crushed)
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • 25 ml vodka
  • 150 g button mushrooms (sliced)
  • 50 ml cream
  • 6 slices proscuitto (cut into strips)
  • 200 g pasta (penne or rigatoni)
  • 40 g parmesan (grated)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook the garlic and onion in the oil for 2-3 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the chicken strips and continue to sauté for another 8-10 minutes.
  3. Toss in the mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes until they are soft.
  4. Add the vodka to the sauce and cook out a little and then add the cream and reduce the liquid by more than half, until it has a thick sauce-like consistency, then add the Proscuitto, season and keep warm.
  5. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until 'al dente'.
  6. Strain the pasta and add to the sauce.
  7. Allow the flavours to mingle and serve in warm bowls garnished with the Parmesan cheese.


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