Chicken Pomodoro with Garlic Spaghetti

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe, and that just ain’t right because I love tasty food!

So without further delay, here’s a question for you:

Are you in the mood for an easy, tasty meal using chicken and garden fresh tomatoes?

If so, I have a meal for you. We’ve made this dishseveral times, and it’s never, ever disappointed.

It’s a perfect summertime meal:  it’s filling but not too heavy, does not require an oven, and it’s ready in 30 minutes.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved, pounded to ¼-inch thick (8 oz. each)
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup vodka
  • 1⁄2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup halved heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 cup minced scallions
  • 8 oz. dry spaghetti
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. minced lemon zest
  • Salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1⁄2 cup crumbled ricotta salata OR feta (optional)
  1. Season cutlets with salt and pepper, then dust with flour. Coat a large sauté pan with nonstick spray. Add oil and heat over medium-high.
  2. Sauté cutlets until brown, 2–3 minutes per side. Transfer cutlets to a plate.
  3. Off heat, deglaze pan with vodka and cook until liquid evaporates. Add broth and cream and reduce until thick, 2–3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and lemon juice and bring to a simmer. Return cutlets to pan and cook to warm through, 1 minute per side.
  4. Serve cutlets with sauce and garnish with scallions.
  5. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Reserve 1⁄2 cup pasta water; drain remaining water.
  6. Heat oil in same pot over medium-high. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Stir in pasta water, parsley, zest, and spaghetti; toss to coat. Season spaghetti with salt, black pepper, and pepper flakes, then stir in ricotta salata or feta, if desired.

Let me know if you decide to try this recipe.  I’d love to know!


By the way, I’ve got to tell you that all of Cuisine at Home recipes we’ve ever tried have been absolutely, positively delicious.

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frittata collage

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