This easy Penne Alla Vodka Recipe is made with perfectly seared chicken, chunky tomatoes, and the best creamy marinara sauce!
Carefully lower the chicken into the preheated skillet and leave it untouched for several minutes while it gets a nice, crisp sear. This takes about 5-7 minutes or so.
Once done, remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting it up. Leave the oil and chicken remnants in the pan as it will give the sauce added flavor.
Add the cooked chicken back to the pan and stir into the sauce.
Top with Parmesan, chopped parsley and serve!
*If you plan on freezing leftovers, it's best to keep the sauce and pasta separated so that you can freeze the leftover sauce for a later meal, it reheats better than freezing the pasta and the sauce together. I like to make fresh pasta to go with the sauce that I froze.
-To save time, I like to boil the pasta while the chicken sears.