Quick and easy Spicy Chicken Rigatoni is the one pot pasta recipe you'll put on repeat. Tender, juicy chicken is tossed with rigatoni in a spicy marinara sauce.
Course: Dinner, sunday dinner
Keyword: rigatoni, spicy chicken
2boneless skinless chicken breasts
1tablespooncrushed red pepper
20ouncecan crushed tomatoes
15ouncecan tomato sauce
1lbrigatoni pastacooked al dente
Heat the olive oil in a large dutch oven or stock pot.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the pot and cook over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown.
Turn the chicken over and cook for an additional 7-10 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a platter and keep warm.
Add the onion to the pan and cook until softened, approximately 3-4 minutes.
Stir in the garlic, crushed pepper and Italian seasoning. Continue to cook for an additional minute.
Add the tomato paste and stir to combine.
Stir in the crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Add the pasta and heavy cream, stirring to combine.
Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and stir into the pasta.
Serve immediately with parmesan cheese, if desired.
Spicy Rigatoni can be made with ground beef or without meat entirely.Can be made up to 2 days in advance. When reheating, add 1/2 cup water and/or marinara sauce to add moisture since the pasta will soak up the sauce.