Chicken al Forno with Vodka Sauce & Fresh Mozzarella has only 5 ingredients and a 5 minute prep time. And can be on the table in about thirty minutes. Can’t beat that! This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
One of my favorite splurge meals at our local Italian restaurant is Cheese Tortellini al Forno. It’s been at least 3 or 4 years since I’ve had it but I still remember the richness of the tortellini baked in vodka sauce with chunks of fresh mozzarella and parmesan cheese. My Chicken al Forno with Vodka Sauce & Fresh Mozzarella has only 5 ingredients and a 5 minute prep time. And can be on the table in about thirty minutes. Can’t beat that!
I just had to google to see what ‘al forno‘ means in Italian. Baked in an oven. Exactly. Baked in an oven and covered with sauce and cheese. Those are the best types of Italian food.
My maternal grandmother was Italian and my grandfather was Greek. Growing up we had a lot of delicious food around. My grandfather also worked in the restaurant industry and then owned several businesses including a pizzeria. They sold it before I was born but my mother told many stories of working there and I still got to sample my grandfather’s pizza.
That is probably why our fallback cuisine seems to be Italian. The Italian American culture is woven through much of the area I live. I think almost everyone I know is at least part Italian. Why my husband and I go on date night one of our standard picks is the Italian place on Main Street. I have loved everything I’ve ever ordered there and on Monday-Wednesday they have half price entrees. That deal cannot be beaten.
I need to adapt a few other recipes from our beloved Alfonso’s for my blog. There are at least three more on the drawing board. Any Italian food lovers should stay tuned.
Ingredients in this Al Forno Chicken Vodka Sauce
vodka sauce <—— click for my homemade vodka sauce recipe!
fresh spinach, optional
- Preheat the oven to 400. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Add the cooked chicken.
- Top with the vodka sauce, parmesan cheese, and chunks of fresh mozzarella.
- Bake until hot and bubbly. About 25-30 minutes.
- Optional: You can serve this on top of baby spinach. The heat from the sauce wilts the spinach.
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