Chicken riggies

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Chicken riggies
Alternative namesUtica riggies
Place of originUtica, New York, United States
Main ingredientschicken, peppers, rigatoni, tomato sauce

Chicken riggies or Utica riggies is an Italian-American pasta dish native to the Utica-Rome area of New York State.[1][2] Although many variations exist, it is a pasta-based dish typically consisting of chicken, rigatoni, and hot or sweet peppers in a spicy cream and tomato sauce.[3][4][5] Many of the chefs from the Utica area seem to have a claim to the dish, yet there seems to be no clear idea who was the originator.[6]

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  1. ^ D'Imperio, Chuck (2015). Taste of Upstate New York: The People and the Stories Behind 40 Food Favorites. Syracuse University Press. pp. 73–76. ISBN 9780815653233.
  2. ^ Dellecese, Dave (September 24, 2007). "Locals react as Rachael Ray teaches nation how to cook chicken riggies". WKTV. Archived from the original on February 23, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  3. ^ Berstler, Brenda (2007). Home Plate: The Culinary Road Trip of Cooperstown. Savor New York. p. 63. ISBN 9780979680205.
  4. ^ Monaski, Jeff (June 6, 2013). "Utica Native Shares Chicken Riggies Recipe With Taste Of Home Magazine". WIBX 950AM. Townsquare Media. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Shrimp Vodka Riggies". Mohawk Valley Living. Retrieved December 18, 2009.
  6. ^ Kahler, Colleen Passalacqua (April 22, 2009). "Controversy surrounds chicken riggies' origin". Utica Daily News. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved December 18, 2009.