Zesty Chicken Rigatoni

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K J

By
@SkittlesofDoom

A recipe that was inspired by a recipe online. Very loosely inspired, it's something I make when I get sick of all the basics :)

**you don't have to use chicken, you can make it meatless, or try shrimp!**

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    rigatoni or penne pasta (cooked to package directions)
  • 2
    boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp
    minced chipotle (directions to follow)
  • 2-3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 (8oz) stick
    cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1/2 c
    milk or half and half
  • 1 c
    frozen corn
  • 2 medium
    (1 large) tomatoes, diced or
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 c
    chopped bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced fresh cilantro or italian parsley
  • to taste
    salt and pepper

How to Make Zesty Chicken Rigatoni

Step-by-Step

  1. *Minced Chipotle* cut in half 1 dried chipotle chili, soak in hot water 10-15 minutes, or half of 1 chili from 4-oz. can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Mince or process in food processor. Reserve the leftover liquid.
  2. In large skillet heat olive oil and saute the chicken and chipotle until chicken is done. Toss in the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Drain with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in the cream cheese and the milk (you can add reserved chipotle liquid now in small amounts to add more spice if you want) until it makes a smooth sauce. stirring constantly, bring to a simmer for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in the corn, tomatoes, peppers and herbs. toss over noodles and enjoy :)
  5. *note* If you like it more spicy feel free to play around with the amount of chipotle and bell pepper :)

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About Zesty Chicken Rigatoni

Course/Dish: Chicken Pasta



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