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Chicken Riggies

Rated as 4.35 out of 5 Stars

"This is Utica, New York's, specialty dish. Rigatoni (riggies) pasta is paired with chicken and spicy peppers in a creamy red/white sauce. Some other popular additions are mushrooms and black olives."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 613 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add rigatoni pasta and cook until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and keep warm.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and cook in the hot oil until lightly browned on all sides, and no longer pink in the center, about 7 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and keep warm.
  3. Stir onion, Cubanelle peppers, and garlic into the skillet. Cook and stir until onion softens, about 4 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and hot cherry peppers. Bring to a simmer. Stir in cooked chicken and heavy cream; simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in cooked pasta.
  4. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 613 calories; 20.7 g fat; 70.8 g carbohydrates; 38.2 g protein; 92 mg cholesterol; 576 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Good combination of ingredients, but for our taste it needed a little more. I added half a cup of canned mushrooms and 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. I only used a 16ounce can of r...

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I took the other reviewers advice by doubling the cream and sticking the tomato/red pepper mixture in the food processor. I didn't have any hot cherry or cubanelle peppers so that may account f...

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Good combination of ingredients, but for our taste it needed a little more. I added half a cup of canned mushrooms and 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. I only used a 16ounce can of r...

I was so excited to see a chicken riggies recipe here! i'm from CNY, but now live in Northern California. This was great, I couldn't find all the ingredients so I had to make substitutions; stil...

Yum! It's about time I got some home cookin! I added more cream and doctored it with some red pepper flakes and it was awesome, my family loves it!

Of all the Riggie recipes on Allecipes this one is the closest to the traditional NY recipe. My husband is from Mohawk, NY, near Utica, and this is one of his favorite all time meals. I did make...

I loved this recipe... I had added some things, but it went well.

Excellent ! We are from Central NY and this is as good as any restaurant there! Great for an informal dinner party and easy to modify if you like. Used some beautiful white pasta bowls and ...

this recipe is one of the better riggie recipes i have tasted but if you omitt the chicken and add sausage want a flavor kick to an old favorite

I live about an hour from Utica and this is a central new york MUST at all events and get together's. This is the Classic Chicken Riggies recipe that we all know and LOVE!!

EXCELLENT! The only thing I did differently was to use a jar of pasta sauce in place of the crushed tomatoes...PERFECT! This was very easy to make and the taste was amazing. I will be using this...