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How To Make The Ultimate Rigatoni Ala Vodka

Creamy, tangy, flavorful, and oh-so-satisfying, this rigatoni ala vodka is easy to make and a proven crowd-pleaser. Made with chicken chunks, it’s a filling meal that’s perfect for date night (paired with a bottle of vino!) or a simple meal for the whole family.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Ala Vodka, Dinner, Pasta, Penne, Rigatoni, Vodka Sauce
Yield: 8
Author: Chelsea Davis


  • 1 pint Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 1 can (28 oz) Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Vodka
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Flakes Optional. Depending on taste.
  • Salt To taste.
  • 2 packs Perdue Harvestland Diced Chicken Breasts Use https://shrsl.com/2c71f for 15% off!
  • 1 box Rigatoni Or favorite pasta.


  • In a skillet over medium heat, saute a diced onion and the minced garic in butter until slightly brown, soft and tranlucent.
  • Pour in vodka and simmer for 20 minutes. 
  • Pour in crushed tomatoes, salt and the optional chili flakes. Simmer for 30 minutes on medium/ medium-high heat.
  • In a separate pan, sauté your chicken until nearly cooked. Set aside.
  • Boil salted water and cook pasta. Drain. Set aside.
  • Pour in heavy cream and cook for another 30. 15 minutes into cooking, add the chicken.
  • Combine the pasta and sauce. Serve with parmesan and a sprinkle of chopped basil.


You can add traditional Italian seasonings to this sauce such as oregano, basil, thyme... etc.
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