Spicy Chicken Riggies
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This Spicy Chicken Riggies recipe is one of my favorite Italian pasta dishes with the perfect amount of kick to it in a creamy tomato sauce!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 sweet red pepper/red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups Alfredo sauce (see ingredients & recipe below)
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • Alfredo Sauce:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1- 8oz package cream cheese softened, cup up
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 lb rigatoni pasta, cooked al dente, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  1. In a large skillet on medium-high heat, heat the olive oil.
  2. Sauté garlic, red & green pepper, and red pepper flakes for about 2 minutes being careful not to let garlic burn.
  3. Add in chicken breast chunks, pepper and salt, and cook until chicken until no longer pink.
  4. Add in tomato sauce and stir; add in the Alfredo sauce. Let the sauces simmer together for about 8-10 minutes.
  5. To the sauce and chicken mixture, add two tablespoons butter. Stir for 1-2 minutes until butter is fully melted.
  6. Toss the chicken and sauce mixture with cooked pasta. Garnish with fresh Parmesan cheese (optional), and extra red pepper flakes if desired.
To make the Alfredo Sauce:
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, being careful not to let it burn.
  2. Add in softened cream cheese cubes and stir until cream cheese has melted.
  3. Slowly poor in 1 cup heavy cream and whisk vigorously for a few minutes to prevent from clumping.
  4. Add in Parmesan cheese and stir until it is well incorporated.
  5. Stir in garlic, black pepper and dried parsley.
  6. Keep stirring for a few minutes, then let the sauce simmer on low heat for a 2-3 minutes until thickened.
Recipe by Wishes and Dishes at https://wishesndishes.com/spicy-chicken-riggies/