Recipe by Conde54
"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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1 (16 ounce) package
extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 pounds
skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut in bite-sized pieces
salt and pepper to taste
cubanelle pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
hot cherry peppers, seeded and minced
1 (28 ounce) can
grated Parmesan cheese
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!
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 for the lack of flavor. The recipe was OK, but nothing great...definitely needs more flavor.
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!
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!
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 served it with crusty bread.
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!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 621
** Calories from Fat: 191
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