This creamy, cheesy pasta dish is very rich and has a subtle, fruity flavour. It was an experiment that turned out to be delicious. Enjoy.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rigatoni pasta, cook for 8 minutes, until almost done, and drain.

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  • Heat 1/2 the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in the skillet, and cook 10 minutes, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, and set aside.

  • Heat the remaining olive oil in the skillet, and cook the onion and green pepper until tender. Mix in the garlic, ginger, and mango, and continue to cook and stir 5 minutes, or until mango is soft. Gradually mix the heavy cream into the skillet, and cook 5 minutes, until thickened.

  • Return the chicken to the skillet. Stir in the partially cooked pasta, and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir 2 minutes, until ingredients are well blended and pasta is al dente. Mix in the cheese. Garnish with parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts

600 calories; 29.4 g total fat; 119 mg cholesterol; 675 mg sodium. 60.5 g carbohydrates; 24.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2006
We really liked this dish! I only felt that the 8 oz of pasta was a little too much; I think next time I will use close to 6 oz to maximize the creaminess. Also for people who may have felt it didn't have enough flavor try using a little extra ginger a little cayenne pepper some cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Adds a little more Thai / Latin American influence. Hearty and reheats really well; we'll be making this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2008
I love mango so that was my favorite part of this recipe. It was really delicious fresh although just very slightly bland. The flavor didn't keep well for leftovers. Next time I would cut the onions differently as the ring shapes were a bit awkward both for cooking and eating. I suggest adding a little more pepper maybe an additional yellow bell pepper. But overall it was not bad. I would make it again with a few small adjustments. Read More
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138 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2006
We really liked this dish! I only felt that the 8 oz of pasta was a little too much; I think next time I will use close to 6 oz to maximize the creaminess. Also for people who may have felt it didn't have enough flavor try using a little extra ginger a little cayenne pepper some cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Adds a little more Thai / Latin American influence. Hearty and reheats really well; we'll be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2006
We really liked this dish! I only felt that the 8 oz of pasta was a little too much; I think next time I will use close to 6 oz to maximize the creaminess. Also for people who may have felt it didn't have enough flavor try using a little extra ginger a little cayenne pepper some cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Adds a little more Thai / Latin American influence. Hearty and reheats really well; we'll be making this again. Read More
(71)
Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2005
Very good blend of flavors. My mango was not still a bit raw so I would expect it to taste even better with a proper ripe one. I used skim milk to cut down on fat and thickend the sauce with cornstarch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2004
The end result of this recipe was delicious. I had some preparation problems with not having a pot large enough to hold all of the ingredients together for the tossing so I ended up dividing it in half and tossing it in the pan I cooked the chicken in and the other half in the pot I cooked the noodles in. I might use penne pasta next time though I liked the change in using rotini. Instead of heavy cream I used 3/4 cup of lactaid skim milk and 1/4 cup margarine. The sauce isn't as thick that way but it cuts down on the fat and is lactose-free:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2006
Well this is one of those odd recipes where I actually couldn't decide whether I liked it or not. It was easy and fun to put together and looked pretty when done but I wasn't sure about the flavor and I'd be reluctant to serve it to guests because I'm not sure they'd like it. HOWEVER my husband really liked it a lot so I'll be making it again for him. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2008
I love mango so that was my favorite part of this recipe. It was really delicious fresh although just very slightly bland. The flavor didn't keep well for leftovers. Next time I would cut the onions differently as the ring shapes were a bit awkward both for cooking and eating. I suggest adding a little more pepper maybe an additional yellow bell pepper. But overall it was not bad. I would make it again with a few small adjustments. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2008
Awesome! Made this for Mother's Day dinner w/my parents and in-laws. My husband and I and all of the parents loved it. I doubled the recipe used a yellow and a red bell pepper less onion less garlic and a tiny bit less cream. Added the juice of about a third of a lime. My husband is already asking for me to make it again sometime. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2004
A good experiment Shaggy! I made this for dinner tonight and it was mmmmmm...good! I will only make a couple of changes next time...instead of rigatoni I will use linguini or fettuccini and not mix it all together but serve the sauce on top of the pasta. The chicken is only okay for me but Im not a big meat eater and I think this would be just as good without it. I guess I will be doing some experimenting of my own! Lovely dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2007
this was sooo good. next time i wont even bother with the chicken the pasta was so good by itself. i used spagatti and added fresh basil. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2008
This recipe had an odd mixture of ingredients but worked out really well. I especially enjoyed the mango it it. The only change I made was to use half and half instead of heavy cream to make it a little healthier. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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