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Today I'm sharing another weekday meal favorite of mine. I always miss my hometown during the Fall when the leaves change, so it made me think of this hometown recipe. I hadn't made in a while, so I immediately stopped by Walmart to grab all the ingredients. Where I grew up in Upstate NY there is a huge Italian-American population, so I was surrounded by lots of delicious pizzas, pastas, and cannolis. There is a dish famous to the area there called chicken riggies (short for rigatoni pasta), and they even have a festival/competition every year to see which restaurant makes the best version. So there are many variations on the dish, but here is mine.

My brother used to make the whole family chicken riggies back when we weren't all spread out, and his is my favorite. Mine is a tweak of his recipe, with some healthier changes, and this time I even converted it into a one pot recipe. Check it out:

The sauce is a creamy tomato sauce and I use Hunt's diced tomatoes and spaghetti sauce, which speeds up the process and makes for an extra quick and easy meal. Check out more easy recipes and find a coupon for Hunt's HERE.

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One Pot Chicken Riggies
Serves about 6

  • 8 oz. rigatoni pasta
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1 can black olives, drained
  • 2 medium jalapenos, scraped of half the seeds and diced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Hunt's diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 16 oz. spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup half and half

Directions:

Melt your butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add the garlic, onions and jalapenos and saute until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken and sprinkle with the oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Stir to coat and cook until chicken is just done, about 5 minutes. 

Pour in the diced tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, and olives. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Taste and add more spices as desired. Add the rigatoni pasta and let simmer about 5 minutes. Add the half and half and simmer for another 15 minutes or until the pasta is cooked al dente. Serve right away. 


28 comments

  1. Healthy, one pot, and pasta... all in one recipe. Sold! :) This looks so yummy! Sorry you're missing the leaves! XO -Alexandra

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  2. This looks delicious, I usually like pasta recipes. By the way, I love your blog, hope you make a bloglovin account so we can follow you besides the email. :)


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  3. This looks really good thanks for sharing with us.
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  4. This looks amazing, and this post really made me miss falls in New York!

    Paige
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  5. This sounds like such a perfect, comforting fall meal. I love pasta suppers!

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  6. YUMMY! Thank you for sharing this recipe! Can't wait to try it! =)

    - Cielo
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  7. LOOKING SOOOO GOOOD:)
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  8. Ohhhhhmmmyy this looks tasty
    I love pasta and your recipe is amazing

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  9. This looks so good! I'm definitely going to make this...thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love tomato based pasta! this one looks so filling and delicious!

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  11. This looks amazing and like something the whole family would love. Pinning!

    Wishes & Reality

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  12. Oh yum yum yum, looks delish! Loooove pasta dishes, I actually had it for dinner tonight! Except mine was a creamy mushroom sauce :)

    Anna xx

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  13. wow, this looks so delicious :)
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  14. Yum! This looks so good, I love recipes that don't use a bunch of dishes. Makes cleanup so much easier!

    Jamie
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  15. This has all my favorite ingredients in it, especially olives. I am definitely trying it out since I'm a huge fan of pasta and am always looking for new ways to cook it and this looks like perfect comfort food. <3

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  16. I drooled when I saw this on Instagram, and now that I've got the recipe - it's bookmarked! Can't wait to try this out, it's got all my favourite ingredients :) xx

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  17. Looks so yummy!
    Have a nice day!
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  18. awww, this looks so delicious *_* Getting hungry right now :D
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  19. This recipe looks easy and delicious, we can't wait to try this one out!

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