Chicken Riggies

"I found this recipe in "Quick & Easy meals" by Paula Deen. My husband and I just loved it!"
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  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add pancetta and onion, and cook 10 minutes, or until pancetta is crispy and onion is soft. Remove pancetta and onion from pan with slotted spoon, keeping as much butter in pan as possible; set pancetta and onion aside.
  • Lightly pound chicken to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch pieces.
  • In a shallow dish, combine flour and salt. Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture, and cook in pan drippings over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, or until chicken is lightly browned. Using slotted spoon, remove chicken from pan, and set aside.
  • Add tomato sauce, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and red pepper flakes to pan drippings, stirring well. Cook over medium heat until bubbly.
  • Stir in cream, and cook until thickened.
  • Return pancetta, onion and chicken to cream mixture. Cook until heated through.
  • Toss chicken cream mixture with hot cooked pasta. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

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  1. Those aren't riggies. That's penne.
  2. I LOVE this recipe. It's so decadent! Pancetta is pretty expensive (and they sell it in small quantities) so I often use less than is noted in the recipe, but the flavor has not suffered.
  3. Eager to try this fantastic-sounding recipe! But will do so with Dreamfield Pasta's Penne Rigate with only 5gms. of digestible carbohydrate per serving, making this a truly lo-carb recipe!
  4. This was soooo good. I had never made chicken riggies before (nor had I ever eaten them) This recipe was easy and delicious. It was somewhat salty, next time I will omit the salt that it calls for and rely on the saltiness of the panchetta. I also added 1 can of stewed tomatoes and about 1/2 pd. of sauteed mushrooms. This recipe is definately a keeper!
  5. Another good pasta dish, different but good. TFS. Made for Family Picks, ZWT$.


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