Spicy Chicken Rigatoni

It's got quite a bit of a kick to it, but I really liked it and I never really cared for spicy food.  Although, since I quit smoking I seem to desire it more.

It’s got quite a bit of a kick to it, but I really liked it and I never really cared for spicy food. Although, since I quit smoking I seem to desire it more.

Spicy Chicken Rigatoni

6 Servings

Spicy Chicken Rigatoni

It's got quite a bit of a kick to it, but I really liked it and I never really cared for spicy food. Although, since I quit smoking I seem to desire it more.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta cooked per package instructions
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 8 ounces cooked chicken diced
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup alfredo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 cup peas
  • parmesan cheese for garnish if desired

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper, salt, black pepper and garlic.
  3. Saute 2 minutes.
  4. Add diced chicken and saute briefly to coat in spices and garlic.
  5. Add marinara and alfredo and simmer over low heat until sauce thickens slightly.
  6. Remove from heat, add butter and peas.
  7. Blend sauce with the pasta.
  8. Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese if desired.
http://www.thehungryhoarder.com/2012/05/11/spicy-chicken-rigatoni/

Recipe adapted from Tastebook

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