Jul 15 2011

Chicken Rigatoni

We will be making happy memories with our grandchildren this weekend. So I thought it was the perfect time to share this quick recipe for leftover chicken. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

This is a make it quick recipe, for making a meal with leftover chicken. You can always substitute fresh veggies for the frozen, ones and cook the chicken fresh.

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What You Need

12 oz Rigatoni pasta

2 Tbsp olive oil

9 oz Bag of stir-fry vegetables (from your groceries freezer)

1 ¼ Cups cooked chicken (strips, or pieces)

1 Tbsp chopped garlic

1 Cup chicken broth

1/2 Cup grated Parmesan

1/4 Cup thin strips fresh basil

Large non stick skillet with lid


Let’s Make It! Prepare rigatoni according to package directions. Note*before you drain the pasta in the colander reserve 1 cup cooking water. While the rigatoni is cooking, heat olive oil in skillet over medium high heat and add stir-fry vegetables and chicken strips. Sauté  together for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minute. Stir in broth. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add drained pasta, Parmesan and basil and mix together. If it looks a little dry add some of the reserved pasta water as needed.




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  1. claudia lamascolo

    This is diffinitely a favorite for me love this dish looks awesome!

    1. Katherines Corner

      I hope you enjoy it :-)

  2. small Kucing

    gosh am so hungry now :(


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  3. thisisme

    Nice and easy, and I bet it’s really tasty, so I shall be trying that one out!

    1. Katherines Corner

      I hope you do :-)

  4. Mitzi

    What a wonderful idea for using left over chicken! And pasta salads are a great summer recipe. Thanks for sharing! ~Hugs, M

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you hugs!

  5. Abbie

    This looks like the perfect meal in the summer time!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Quick easy and no time in the kitchen at all :-)

  6. Barbara F.

    Katherine, this is my kind of recipe – quick, easy, delicious! Have a great weekend with the gkids. xo,

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you Hugs!!

  7. Ms. A

    Have fun with the grandchildren!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you :-)

  8. RubyJean

    So light and fresh…and perfect for those hot summer nights… Have a wonderful time with your Grandchildren…
    May your weekend be blessed

    1. Katherines Corner

      Big Hugs!

  9. Donna

    Such a pretty dish and it sounds easy enough to put together after a long day at work!

    1. Katherines Corner

      quick and easy peazy. Hugs!

  10. annie

    I am going to definitely try this one. Delicious looking. Thanks!

    1. Katherines Corner

      The perfect solution for leftover chicken :-)

  11. kathy

    Hey Katherine, This pasta dish is just perfect for my family! Looks great and bet it tastes even better!

    I see my friend Claudia stopped by. She’s prepares some fabulous Italian dishes!

    Hope you a blessed weekend!

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  12. Angela

    This recipe is a keeper! I love recipes like this that use items already in my pantry! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  13. donna

    This recipe looks wonderful, Katie!! I am making dinner next week for a group and I think they all would enjoy it! Thanks for the suggestion! You can always use a new recipe!! (PS…love your music, as always!!)

  14. Tera Patrick

    Looks good! Following via GFC from the Wired Wed. Blog Hop!

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