Chicken Riggies

1
Jackie McLean

By
@jifmclean

I'm originally from Upstate NY and oh how I miss the amazing food from the Utica / Rome area. Especially the Italian dishes. Everywhere you go this dish is most likely on the menu and heck they even have a Riggie Fest in the area. Now that speaks something about this amazing dish. Others may say macaroni and cheese is their comfort food but mine will truly be a big plate of "Riggies"

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 1/2 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 8 oz
    package mushrooms, sliced
  • 1
    medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 to 3
    cherry peppers (jarred style) chopped - depends on how spicy you want the dish
  • 1
    medium onion , chopped
  • 1 3/4 c
    water
  • 1/4 c
    sherry
  • 2 tsp
    chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 c
    tomato sauce
  • 1/2 pt
    heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
    paprika
  • 1 tsp
    parsley
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 c
    black olives, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 lb
    rigatoni, cooked & drained according to package directions

How to Make Chicken Riggies

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large pot melt the butter and add chicken. Cook over medium heat until tender. Add mushrooms and cook 5 minutes. Add peppers and onions and continue cooking until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Add water, sherry, bouillon, sauce, heavy cream and spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover for 20 minutes, stirring occassionally. Add olives and simmer 5 minutes more.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with 2 Tablespoons water until it dissolves. Add to the sauce, stirring continuously until it thickens. When thickened, mix sauce with rigatoni together in deep bowl and serve immediately. Sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
  3. Serve with a side of Utica Greens and you've got a great Upstate NY dinner!

Printable Recipe Card

About Chicken Riggies

Course/Dish: Chicken Pasta



Show 11 Comments & Reviews

17 Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes

17 Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes


Looking for lunch ideas? Bored of the same old, same old? We’re here for you. These 17 quick and easy lunch recipes are filling enough to get you through to dinner (and not one is a green salad). If you want something hot or cold, healthy or indulgent, there’s a recipe for you.

12 Easy Go-To Cobbler Recipes

12 Easy Go-To Cobbler Recipes


Ooey gooey cobbler topped with a delicious crunchy crust? Sign us up twice! We just love us some cobblers all year long! Such a perfect go-to dessert recipe, cobblers are easy to make and sure to make everyone’s taste buds drool.

A Week’s Worth of Go-To Summer Dinner Menus

A Week’s Worth of Go-To Summer Dinner Menus


Looking for dinner inspiration? We’re here for you! Check out our week’s worth of summer dinner menus that are family tested and approved. From Meatless Monday to Taco Tuesday to Sunday night supper, we have summer favorites that you’re going to love.