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Chicken Peas Pasta with Nonna's Sauce

This fabulous recipe is from my dear friend Regina. She got it from her Nonna and serves this favorite meal to her family with an authentic vodka sauce from her Nonna. It’s now my family’s favorite too.  

Course Dinner, Main Course, Main Meal, pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword a la vodka sauce, chicken and peas, chicken pasta, penne, penne a la vodka
Servings 4
Author Regina


  • 1 Recipe for Nonna's Vodka Sauce Click link above
  • 4 thin boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 -2 tbsps olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 8-10 ounces peas, Regina used an 8.5 oz can of peas, drained Le Sueur Very Young Small Peas, I used a 10 ounce bag of frozen small peas, slightly defrosted both work for this recipe
  • 1 lb penne pasta


  1. 1.Make a batch of Nonna’s A La Vodka Sauce

    2.Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and sauté in oil over medium until no longer pink. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    3.Add drained canned peas or slightly defrosted frozen from the bag peas to the chicken to warm. Toss a few times to make sure the peas are completely heated through.

    4.Cook pasta until al dente. Drain water. Then add sauce, chicken and peas. Enjoy the deliciousness!