Penne with Chicken and Vodka Sauce

Penne with Chicken and Vodka Sauce

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely diced (1 cup)
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 (26-ounce) low-sodium can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • ½ cup vodka
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¼ cup half-and-half
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups cooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in strips
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • Fresh Parmesan
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