Public Lives: Everything Erica | Secret Recipes: Utica Chicken Riggies

everything erica chicken riggies homemade recipe

Blog expert & social media guru, Everything Erica, sat down with us to discuss her secret recipe for Utica Chicken Riggies.

everything erica chicken riggies recipe

Truth be told, before I met up with Erica I had no idea what Chicken Riggies was. Boy am I glad I now know what it is & the best recipe to create it! A dish you can only find in Utica (upstate NY), this Chicken Riggies recipe is one you should most definitely recreate!

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Public Lives: Everything Erica | Secret Recipes: Utica Chicken Riggies
  • 2 lbs rigatoni pasta
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 20 oz. jar sweet cherry peppers, seeded & roughly chopped
  • 3 hot cherry peppers, seeded & roughly chopped
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • ½ pint heavy whipping cream
  1. On cutting board, mince garlic & onion. Chop peppers.
  2. Melt margarine over low heat. Stir in onions. Once onions become translucent, add in peppers & garlic.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes & then turn heat to medium. Add in chicken. Sauté until chicken is white. Add in chicken broth, tomato sauce, & cream.
  4. Whisk in cheese & stir continually until cheese is completely melted in.
  5. Cover & let simmer on low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Cook pasta according to instructions while sauce is simmering.
  6. After 1 hour, turn heat to medium, uncover, & let simmer for 10 minutes. Serve over pasta & enjoy!

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