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Chicken Riggies Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Chicken Riggies

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"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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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the rigatoni pasta, and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain and keep warm.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the 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 pan, and keep warm. Stir the onion, garlic, and cubanelle peppers. Cook and stir until the onion has softened, about 4 minutes. Add the roasted red peppers, hot cherry peppers, and crushed tomatoes. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the heavy cream and cooked chicken. Simmer 2 or 3 minutes, then stir in the pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.
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  • PREP 25 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 12, 2008

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 red tomatoes and didn't add the red cherry pepper (didn't have any!) The biggest improvement for me was that I blended the veggies in a blender after cooking. (Just a bit!) This made it much creamier and smoother. (Plus my kids didn't pick out the chunks of veggies!) I also added a whole cup (rather than a 1/2) of heavy cream as another reviewer wrote. I also boiled the chicken in chicken broth to cook it (juicier) and then cut it up and added it to the sauce to simmer for 30 minutes. Yummo! Thanks for the recipe!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 21, 2010

This was simple dinner to make for a card night at my house and everyone "liked" it. I am from Centry NY and have had Chicken Riggies from just about every restaurant that serves them. I would have like a little more flavor. Next time I will play with the ingredients and see if I can get something closer to what I love in the riggies served in my favorite restaurants.

 

37 Ratings

Nov 14, 2008

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; still was delicious!

 
Oct 09, 2008

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!

 
Jan 25, 2011

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

 
Jul 12, 2010

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 served it with crusty bread.

 
Jul 25, 2011

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!!

 
Jun 16, 2013

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

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 621 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 70.9 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 21.2 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 6.5 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 38.9 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 641 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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