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Rigatoni with Chicken

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Servings: 6
An easy to prepare, full flavored pasta meal with chicken, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and artichokes.


  • 2 medium leeks
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 12 oz rigatoni, uncooked
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz white meat chicken, 1-inch (2cm) cubes
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, canned, drained
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts (pignolia)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, if desired


  • Wash leeks by soaking them in cold water and then running cold water over them to remove all dirt and grit.
  • Slice leeks into 1/2-inch (1cm) pieces, using all the white part, and about 2 inches (5cm) of the light green part.
  • Soak sun dried tomatoes in 1/2 cup (120mL) water for 15 minutes.
  • Cook rigatoni in rapidly boiling water until al dente. Drain and reserve.
  • Remove tomatoes from soaking water, reserving liquid, and slice into strips, about 4 strips per half tomato.
  • Heat oil in a 12-inch (30cm) (or larger) nonstick skillet and sauté leeks for 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute more. Remove from skillet.
  • Place chicken pieces in skillet and cook for 10 minutes, or until the pieces are cooked through. Return leeks and garlic to the pan and add sun dried tomatoes, soaking water, artichoke hearts and oregano. Cook, uncovered, stirring occaisionally for 5 minutes.
  • Pour in wine and simmer for 5 minutes more. Add pine nuts. Stir.
  • Transfer rigatoni to the pan and stir to combine all ingredients.
  • Sprinkle chopped parsely over the top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 423
  Calories from Fat 132 (31%)
(23%)Total Fat 15g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(11%)Cholesterol 32mg
(10%)Sodium 234mg
(17%)Potassium 603mg
Total Carbohydrate 48g
(17%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(41%)Protein 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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