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Spicy Vodka Pasta with Chicken (Gigi Hadid Pasta Recipe)

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Gigi Hadid’s spicy vodka pasta has taken the internet by storm with its creamy tomato sauce and zesty kick. This upgraded version adds juicy chicken breasts and tender broccoli florets for extra protein and to make it a complete meal.

Follow these simple instructions to create a mouth-watering dish that combines comfort food and sophistication in every bite.

gigi hadid spicy vodka pasta recipe with broccoli and chicken


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Gigi Hadid Pasta Recipe

It wasn’t that long ago when TikTok erupted with Gigi Hadid’s pasta recipe.

It’s a creamy vodka sauce with a little spice and a whole lot of flavor. It’s delicious.

However, something was missing.

The recipe was essentially just pasta and a rose vodka sauce, it needed some substance. It needed protein and vegetables to make it a meal.

So here’s our Gigi Hadid TikTok pasta with a twist.

Spicy Vodka Pasta Ingredients

  • Penne pasta.
  • Broccoli.
  • Chicken breasts.
  • Olive oil.
  • Red onion.
  • Garlic.
  • Tomato paste.
  • Vodka.
  • Heavy cream.
  • Red pepper flakes.
  • Salt and pepper.
  • Butter.
  • Parmesan cheese.
  • Fresh basil.

Recipe Variations and Ingredient Substitutes

Note: this recipe was too spicy for my kids, so I recommend halving the red pepper flakes or leaving them out altogether.

  • Penne pasta. Swap it for whatever pasta you want. I recommend one that holds sauce well (fusilli, shells, etc). Remember to save the pasta water.
  • Chicken breasts. Feel free to use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead. You will want to season them. I used the Moulin Rouge Garlic and Pepper Seasoning.
  • Olive oil. Use avocado oil.
  • Red onion. Shallot or a regular onion will be fine.
  • Vodka. If you don’t have any vodka on hand or don’t want to use it, that’s fine. I have made this recipe without it and it’s still delicious.
  • Heavy cream. You can lighten it up with half and half if you would prefer.

As always, I don’t recommend changing the spicy vodka pasta recipe too much. Make what you have on hand work for you but too many changes will change the recipe (this could be to your advantage or it could be a disaster.

sliced chicken breast on top of pasta with basil

Spicy Vodka Sauce FAQs

Gigi’s original recipe was for two, but the recipe was halved. Technically this would be four servings but since we added chicken breast and broccoli, this would serve 6 people.

I would recommend freezing the sauce separately and then cooking noodles as you thaw the sauce.

If you combined the dish and want to freeze leftovers, then you can but keep in mind the noodles may change the texture a bit and the sauce will probably separate. You can freeze it for up to 6 months.

Yes. I would recommend pasta that holds onto the sauce like fusilli, shells, or rigatoni. That being said, use whatever you have in your pantry.

Yes. I mentioned before you could use boneless, skinless, chicken thighs but adding shrimp, prawns, or scallops would also be a delicious option.

Yes, you can make the sauce ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, just cook the pasta and chicken, add the sauce, and heat it up on the stove.

If you make the whole recipe, you can store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Keep in mind the pasta absorbs the sauce, so it won’t be as saucey.

close up of Gigi Hadid vodka pasta

How to Make Spicy Vodka Pasta (Step by Step)

Step 1 – Prep The Chicken

First, you will want to prep the chicken breasts.

Slice each chicken breast in half (where it opens like a butterfly). Place them in between two pieces of parchment paper and hit them with a mallet or heavy pan to get the chicken to the same thickness (for even cooking).

Step 2 – Cook the Chicken

Season the chicken breast. I used the Moulin Rouge Roasted Garlic and Pepper seasoning.

Heat a pan over medium heat, add butter and a tablespoon of avocado oil, and cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked. Transfer to a plate.

Step 3 – Saute Onion & Garlic

This is when I start boiling water and cook the pasta. Remember to reserve the water. Add the olive oil, and let it heat up. Then add the onion and garlic. Let that simmer for 7 minutes, stirring every so often to not let it burn.

Pour in the vodka and give it a good stir until it evaporates.

Step 4 – Add Tomato Paste

Add the tomato paste and stir for a few minutes, until the paste darkens. This process takes about 2-3 minutes.

Step 5 – Bring It Together

Slowly pour in the cream, sprinkle in the chili flakes, and slowly mix it in until thick (this happens fast). Add the parmesan, pasta water, and butter, then add cooked pasta to your pasta sauce.

Step 6 – About The Pasta

During the last 2-3 minutes of your pasta cooking, add the broccoli to the pot. Then when it’s al dente transfer it to the sauce. Stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with fresh basil, stir it in and enjoy your TikTok pasta.

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Spicy Vodka Pasta with Chicken

Upgrade your pasta game with Gigi Hadid's spicy vodka pasta recipe, with added chicken and broccoli. This easy-to-make dish features al dente pasta in a creamy tomato sauce infused with garlic, red pepper flakes, and vodka.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
20 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes

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Instructions

  • Prep the chicken breasts by slicing each one in half (butterflied), then flatten them to an even thickness between two pieces of parchment paper using a mallet or heavy pan. Season each side with your favorite seasoning, I used Moulin Rouge Roasted Garlic and Pepper seasoning.
  • Heat a pan with butter and tablespoon avocado oil over medium heat, and cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked. Transfer to a plate.
  • Meanwhile, boil water for the pasta. Add the olive oil to a skillet and sauté onion and garlic for 7 minutes until soft and fragrant.
  • Add vodka and stir until it evaporates, then add tomato paste and cook for 2-3 minutes until the tomato paste has darkened.
  • Slowly pour in cream, sprinkle in red pepper flakes, and mix until thickened. Add parmesan, pasta water, and butter.
  • In the last 2-3 minutes of pasta cooking, add broccoli. Drain and transfer pasta and broccoli to the sauce. Stir to coat, and top with fresh basil before serving.
  • Slice the cooked chicken and top the pasta. Garnish with parmesan cheese and any extra basil.

Notes

If you don’t want to add vodka, you can leave it out.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 805kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 910mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1637IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 3mg
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 805kcal

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Looking for a delicious and healthy pasta recipe? Try this upgraded version of Gigi Hadid's spicy vodka pasta, now with added chicken and broccoli. The creamy tomato sauce is infused with garlic, red pepper flakes, and vodka, creating a zesty kick that will satisfy your cravings. Perfect for a quick and easy dinner that combines comfort and sophistication in every bite.


2 Comments

  1. I’m excited to make this recipe for work! I’m a little confused between steps 5 and 6 though because step 5 talks about adding cooked pasta and then step 6 talks about finishing up the pasta and adding in the broccoli.

    1. Good catch! Fixing that now, thank you. Step 5 is adding the pasta water from the cooked pasta and step 6 is mixing the pasta in with it 🙂

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