Rigatoni with Chicken in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: about 4 adults

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ingredients

  • 1 1/2 box Rigatoni
  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 16 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 cups white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups cream
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cups grated parmesean
  • 1/2 cups pasta water

Method

  • Step 1

    Cook rigatoni according to box instructions. Reserve 1/2 C of the pasta water.

  • Step 2

    Heat oil in large pan on medium heat. Season chicken with salt, pepper, smoked paprika. Add chicken and sear both sides till golden brown. Remove, set aside and slice.

  • Step 3

    Add butter to the pan, once melted add onion and garlic, cook till soft. Add wine and let reduce 2 minuets. Add tomato paste, pasta water, paprika and crushed red pepper. Stir and cook 3-4 min. Stir in cream and spinach. Bring to simmer, add chicken and Parmesan. Stir in cooked pasta

  • Step 4

    Garnish and serve with additional crushed red pepper, parmesan, basil or chopped parsley.