Creamy Chicken and Rigatoni
So I have had this on my list of dinners to try for a while, but I STILL didn't have all the right ingredients. So I gave up and made it anyway - my way. I used kielbasa for chicken, added half an onion while browning that, and put in various dried herbs (Italian seasonings, sage, oregano), kosher salt/fresh black pepper, and crushed garlic from a jar. I used 1 cup of milk, two cans of tomatoes, and some cornstarch to thicken it. I left out the cayenne since I don't think such a small amount would have done much with the overpowering flavors of the tomatoes anyway. I only had stir fry veggies, but they worked for me. I put them in a strainer in the sink while my pasta boiled - I used piccolini (mini bow tie) - and then strained the pasta onto the veggies to thaw and drain. I added the pasta and veggies I decided I needed more sauce, so I added some leftover pizza sauce. You can easily use tomato sauce/paste, ect - I just used what I had. I forgot to top with Parmesan, but it was still fantastic. Sometimes you just have to tweak the recipes, and don't forget to taste it while cooking!