Penne alla Vodka and Grilled Chicken Pizza

penne alla vodka and grilled chicken pizza
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  • 4Servings


  • 1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 3)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups jarred tomato vodka
  • 2 tablespoons (about 2 oz.) grated pecorino romano cheese
  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough, shaped into 4 disks
  • 1/2 cup (about 4 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup (about 1/4 bunch) chopped parsley


Preheat a grill to medium. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. On a lightly greased grill grate, cook the chicken through, turning once, about 10 minutes. Coarsely chop.

Meanwhile, in a pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until al dente; drain and return to the pot. Add the chicken, vodka sauce and pecorino-romano; cover to keep warm.

Drizzle the EVOO on a baking sheet; turn the dough disks in the oil. Press each disk into a 6-inch round.

Place the dough on the grill, cover and cook until it bubbles on top and grill marks appear underneath, about 3 minutes. Flip the crusts and top with the pasta mixture, mozzarella and parsley. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted and the crusts are golden, about 3 minutes.