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    This spicy chicken riggies (rigatoni) is a true comfort food – warm, hearty and brings the whole family around the dinner table. Quick & easy too!

    Spicy Chicken Riggies

    Spicy Chicken Riggies or Spicy chicken rigatoni is a hearty pasta dish made with sauteed chicken, peppers, and rigatoni pasta, all tossed in a delicious creamy ragu sauce. It’s an Italian – American dish that is very popular in the state of New York.

    Chicken Riggies Recipe

    This dish reminds me of my childhood – the flavors and the smell of the pasta sauce cooking on the stove bring memories of my childhood. Home cooked meals are so special and I hope to be able to continue and pass on the tradition of making delicious meals at home for my family.

    Spicy Chicken Riggies

    These spicy chicken riggies (chicken rigatoni) are not only easy but also fairly quick to make. It only takes about 25 minutes to make this dish from start to finish. While the pasta is boiling, you can cook the chicken, and then mix the pasta, veggies, chicken & sauce. The sauce for the chicken riggies is made with a whole jar of Ragu Homestyle Thick and Hearty Roasted Garlic Sauce with a bit of cream. Love it when dinner can be served on the table within 30 minutes. Can’t beat that! And leftovers make an easy lunch for next day. Win, win! You can also easily double the recipe to serve a crowd.

    Spicy Chicken Riggies

    These sauces are amazing, friends! They taste homemade, have a fantastic flavor and are made with real ingredients. The sauce tastes homemade because it’s slow simmered to perfection, with vine-ripened tomatoes, and a special blend of herbs and spices. I also love that the pasta sauces are free of artificial flavors, colors and high corn fructose corn syrup. Ragu Homestyle Sauces come in 5 different flavors. I have made several gluten free pasta dishes with the new Ragu sauces, and my favorite is probably the Roasted Garlic flavor. It is perfectly seasoned, and you don’t need to add anything else. You have to try it and see for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

    Chicken Riggies

    What is your go-to weeknight dinner the whole family enjoys? Check out Ragu’s website for more pasta inspiration.

    Chicken Riggies

    What you need

    16 oz gluten free rigatoni

    1.5 lbs chicken boneless, skinless breasts, cut into 1″ pieces

    1/2 tsp salt

    1/2 tsp black pepper

    1/2 tsp garlic powder

    1/2 tsp paprika

    2 Tbsp olive oil

    1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

    2 pickled hot cherry peppers, sliced

    1 medium onion, thinly sliced

    2 cloves garlic, minced

    1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

    24 oz pasta sauce

    1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

    1/2 cup parmesan cheese

    2 Tbsp fresh basil, for garnish

    Instructions

    Boil rigatoni pasta according to package instructions.

    Season chicken with salt, black pepper, garlic, and paprika. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook chicken until cooked through, about 6-7 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.

    Heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive in the same skillet, and add sliced bell peppers, cherry peppers, onion, and garlic. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes until vegetables have softened.

    Add cooked chicken, cooked pasta, pasta sauce, heavy whipping cream to the skillet and toss to combine. Add some red pepper flakes if you want to make it more spicy.

    Serve topped with chopped fresh basil and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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    Spicy Chicken Riggies

    This spicy chicken riggies (rigatoni) is a true comfort food – warm, hearty and brings the whole family to the dinner table. Quick & easy too!
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    Servings 6
    Calories 596kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 16 oz gluten free rigatoni
    • 1.5 lbs chicken boneless, skinless breasts, cut into 1" pieces
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp paprika
    • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
    • 2 pickled hot cherry peppers, sliced
    • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 24 oz pasta sauce
    • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
    • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, for garnish

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Boil rigatoni pasta according to package instructions.
    • Season chicken with salt, black pepper, garlic, and paprika. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook chicken until cooked through, about 6-7 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.
    • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive in the same skillet, and add sliced bell peppers, cherry peppers, onion, and garlic. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes until vegetables have softened.
    • Add cooked chicken, cooked pasta, pasta sauce, heavy whipping cream to the skillet and toss to combine. Add some red pepper flakes if you want to make it <g class="gr_ gr_6933 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="6933" data-gr-id="6933">more spicy</g>.
    • Serve topped with chopped fresh basil and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

    NUTRITION

    Serving: 274g | Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1069mg | Potassium: 1054mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1695IU | Vitamin C: 36.5mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 2.8mg
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine Italian
    Keyword Easy, One Pan, One Skillet, Pasta, Quick, Spicy Chicken Riggies

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    Comments

    Natalie

    5 stars
    Looks so delicious and perfect for a quick healthy dinner!

    David

    5 stars
    love a good pasta meal here! hadn’t heard the term “riggies” for rigatoni before.

    Jessica Formicola

    5 stars
    This is s meal that my family requests again and again! We love it!

    Julia

    5 stars
    Love how easy this pasta is to put together! That ragu sounds so good.

    Beth Neels

    5 stars
    That looks like the perfect comfort food for this cold weather! I love a little kick in my pasta dishes! Thanks for sharing!

    Kelly Anthony

    5 stars
    I love a spicy red sauce on my pasta and this looks like the perfect recipe. I’ll be adding this to our monthly rotation of recipes!

    Alina | Cooking Journey Blog

    5 stars
    Wow, a plate of colorful, flavorful and delicious dinner!

    Lisa | Garlic & Zest

    5 stars
    We are so busy with shopping, wrapping and baking right now that I hardly have time to even think about dinner. This is perfect for those hectic times — looks delish too!

    Sharon Chen

    5 stars
    So yummy! Perfect for this season 🙂

    Tayler Ross

    5 stars
    My family loved this meal! They ask for it almost every week!

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      Yay! Awesome! SO glad they loved it!

    Anvita

    I used to use Ragu sauces a lot before. They are definitely yummy.

    Edyta at Eating European

    5 stars
    I love simple pasta recipe and this one sounds like a winner.

    Jessica Formicola

    5 stars
    This is the perfect easy weeknight meal!

    Alina | Cooking Journey Blog

    5 stars
    We love spicy meals, so this is a great dish for dinner. Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren Vavala @ DeliciousLittleBites

    5 stars
    Oh yum, yum, yum! This recipe is right up my alley! I love spicy food and this is a great weeknight dinner option that my family will love!

    Julia

    I could eat pasta all day long! Especially when made with tasty sauces! 🙂

    camila

    5 stars
    This chicken dish is delicious. love the flavors!

    Shanika

    5 stars
    I love anything spicy, so this pasta is a must try for me! Yum!

    Danielle Howard

    5 stars
    This looks so hearty and tasty! Thanks for sharing!

    Chris Collins

    5 stars
    Well this looks like a glorious bowl of comfort food if ever i’ve seen one! So delish!!!

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