Why I Love This Recipe
Tried to copy the chicken riggies we used to eat from my husband Steve's hometown of Utica, NY.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 box rigatoni pasta 1 lb.
2 boneless chicken breasts
4 boneless chicken thighs
1 med. onion chopped
2 italian peppers chopped
6 cloves garlic - minced
1 small jar roasted red peppers
1 cup chicken stock
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes in puree
1 28 oz can tomato puree or sauce
1/2 can tomato paste
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 Tbl. sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup vodca
1/4 cup half and half cream
fresh parm. cheese
fresh basil leaves for top of each plate - slivered
Cut up chicken in small pieces.
Fry in light olive oil in a stock pot. remove
Add peppers, onions and cook until softened.
Add garlic and cook a min until softened.
Add chicken back to pot.
Add tomatoes, puree, tomato paste, chicken stock, basil, oregano, and sugar.
Add water and cook for half hour.
Add vodca and let it cook out for 20 min.
Turn off heat and add cream.
Serve with fresh basil and fresh parm. cheese on top.