With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Chicken Riggies

Monday, April 18, 2011

Chicken Riggies

Jill introduced us to this delicious, regional dish from where her husband grew up and they currently live.
This is her own version of this pasta dish.
She is still my Jilly Bean
Chicken Riggies or Utica Riggies is an Italian-American pasta dish native to the Utica-Rome area of New York State. It is a pasta-based dish usually consisting of chicken, rigatoni and hot or sweet peppers in a spicy cream and tomato sauce, although many variations exist
(source:  Wikipedia)
  Chicken Riggies
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 lb. rigatoni, cooked according to box directions
1 med onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
8 oz can tomato sauce
8 oz jar roasted red peppers, cut up
1 pint cream (Jill uses light or fat-free half and half)
1/4 cup white cooking wine
2 Tbs butter
2-3 Tbs olive oil.

Melt butter and oil in large pan and cook onion until soft over medium heat. Add garlic and cook just a minute more.

Add chicken; cook until half way done.

Add tomato sauce and roasted red peppers. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is cooked through.

Add cream, stirring gently until heated through.

Add Rigatoni and toss until coated.


crochet lady said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing such great pics too.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks delicious, I'm definitely making this!

La Tea Dah said...

What a delicious sounding dish! Thanks to Jill for demo'ing for us!

Enjoy your day!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That does look like like a delightful dish!

Mildred said...

That would be so good with some crusty bread! Thanks Jill for sharing!

Ann said...

Boy that looks really good. I could go for a plate of that right now.

d~ said...

Looks delicious....What a beautiful young lady with adorable kids....and "She is still my Jilly Bean", brought tears to my eyes. I am going to make this dish! Thanks!

Sandi said...

This looks and sounds WONDERFUL and I LOVE pasta...although I am trying to lose a few lbs. eek!!

NanaDiana said...

I have enjoyed this before. As soon as I saw the name of the dish I knew where it was from. I grew up just across the state line (PA/NY) a bit away from Utiica NY. My brother doesn't live far from there now. I'll bet she knows what a hoagie is too! Hugs- Diana

NanaDiana said...

Lorraine- Just a thought- You might want to not use word verifier. Blogger does a great job of weeding out spam. As it is, I have to click on Post Comment...then wait for the word verifier to come up..then type in that word and sometimes I have to do it second time. And, because the word verifier doesn't come up right away sometimes I click out before I realize that I didn't go through the whole process. Just a thought! Hugs- Diana

Shirley said...

Oh this looks so yummy..I'm really going to make this..Right after Easter..and thanks for the pictures as I always love to see each step...it helps me right along...
Thanks to your daughter too!

Susan said...

Looks fabulous! You are the best cook in the world. Susan

Carol at Serendipity said...

That looks wonderful! I get the best ideas from bloggers. Thanks for sharing.


Julie said...

What a great dish! It's so fun to learn about the regional food dishes. Bookmarking this one! Hope you're enjoying your time with your family!!!

Keri On said...

That looks delicious! Thanks for all the great pictures! Nice to see how it looks!

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Lorraine, Your storyboards are gorgeous and really make this seem easy.


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