Utica Chicken Riggies

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Adria82

This local favorite is almost impossible to find anywhere outside a 20-mile vicinity of Utica, NY. It is a creamy, spicy chicken and pasta dish that is sure to please anyone's taste buds. Enjoy!

Top Review by Karen Elizabeth

We loved this! Creamy, robust and satisfying, with very good flavour, I made as directed, except that I used a 410 gr can of chopped tomatoes rather than tomato sauce. I didn't use the corn starch, i felt that the sauce had good texture, and was perfect once the pasta was added. An extremely good and tasty pasta for those cool evenings!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot melt butter and then add chicken.
  2. Cook chicken over medium heat just until they begin to turn white.
  3. Add mushrooms to chicken and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add peppers and onions cook 5-7 minutes (I usually season the veggies and chicken with salt and pepper at this point).
  5. Add water, bullion, tomato sauce, heavy cream, and spices.
  6. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 min, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add olives and simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl mix corn starch with 2-3 tbsp cold water until dissolved.
  9. Add corn starch to sauce, stirring continuously until it thickens.
  10. If it is very runny just let stand to thicken.
  11. Stir in cooked pasta and serve immediately, sprinkling each serving with grated or shredded Parmesan cheese.

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