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Monday, October 14, 2013

Chicken in a Tomato Vodka Sauce

If you're looking for a simple chicken dish to make at home with a restaurant feel, then this is it. It's especially nice if you're looking to host a large get together as you can prepare this the night before, then place in the oven to finish cooking when you're ready. If you are looking to prepare this for a crowd, I would suggest you purchase chicken tenderloins instead so that it makes the pieces uniform in size and there is less work since you won't have to slice the chicken into portion sizes. The sauce is wonderfully light and the combination of fresh tomatoes, vodka and a touch of heavy cream give this dish an aromatic flavor. Serve this with rice and a vegetable or salad and you have a complete meal. 

Chicken in a Tomato Vodka Sauce
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes  Total Time: 1 hour    Serves: 8

  • 4- 6oz. Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 3/4 c. All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Scallions, chopped
  • 5 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 c. Vodka
  • 2 c. Fat Free Chicken Broth
  • 1 Lemon, zest and juice
  • 1/4 c. Heavy Cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Slice chicken horizontally in half and pound to even them out in thickness. 
  3. Add the flour to a bowl; then dredge the chicken in the flour. 
  4. Heat the oil in a large nonstick saute pan and allow the chicken to cook until lightly browned on both sides (approximately 3-5 minutes per side). Remove the chicken and place in an oven safe baking dish. 
  5. In the same pan add the scallions, tomatoes, vodka, chicken broth, lemon zest and juice and heavy cream. Whisk together, bring to a boil then pour the mixture over the chicken. 
  6. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. 

Nutrition Facts 
Calories 217, Carbs 11.2g, Fat 6.1g, Protein 21.5g, Fiber 1.2g, Sugar .7g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate. 

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  1. A must try! Looks delicious. Perfect for a friday dinner with husband.

  2. Carrie,
    This looks terrific. Do I just chop the tomatoes? I had the kids remove all the tomato plants from the garden/strip the tomatoes from the vines, and I've been processing pints and quarts of tomatoes all day. Would love to sit down to this.


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