Rustic Chicken Bucatini Alla Vodka
Any time a healthy pasta recipe pops up on the Internet, I am pretty sure an angel sings. 🙂
We’ve been making a modified version of this using any pasta shape we have around, for years. Originally it came off of All Recipes I think, but we’ve changed it so much I’m pretty confident calling it ours.
This is a rustic version of an alla vodka sauce. It’s chunky and thick. I’m working on a silkier, smoother version to serve with crab for Spring – but for now, enjoy our more rustic chicken version!
As is named, I used Bucatini pasta -which is a thick spaghetti that’s hollow. Because it’s not super well known, it’s a huge hit with the kiddos. New Seasons has it fresh that only requires 2-3 minute boil time, but I’ve seen organic dried versions as well. This is good for any pasta shape that holds thick chunky sauces though: Penne would also be lovely, or Rigatoni!
Given the state of the Factory Farmed Chicken industry (a la Tyson, Perdue, Sanderson & Foster Farms), we buy pastured birds as much as possible. A few local farms offer really healthy pastured chicken meat, and if you can’t get that, at least get organic. This particular recipe used Smart Chicken, but we get NW-based Draper Valley (Roxy or Ranger) whenever we can.
This is a fairly simple weeknight meal that comes together in about 30-40 minutes, depending on how well you multi-task. 🙂 It yields 8 solid servings, making it great for large families, hungry appetites, or meal prep. It reheats beautifully and keeps in the fridge 5-6 days.
It’s also SUPER kid friendly (even if you need to utilize an immersion blender to take some chunks out for your littlest picky eaters).
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