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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
AUTHOR Neli Howard | Delicious Meets Healthy


  • 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


  • 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 Facts
Spicy Chicken Riggies
Amount Per Serving (274 g)
Calories 596 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 1069mg45%
Potassium 1054mg30%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 1695IU34%
Vitamin C 36.5mg44%
Calcium 154mg15%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Easy, One Pan, One Skillet, Pasta, Quick, Spicy Chicken Riggies
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