It’s a Utica Thing! That’s what all the local people say here. I grew up in Utica NY located smack dab in the center of NY. One thing that is great about living in Utica we have a pizzeria on almost every single corner and lots of Italian restaurants and bakeries. We actually have an annual Chicken Riggie contest where all the local restaurants compete to see who makes the very best. So When it comes to Chicken Riggies we take it very seriously! I wanted to bring all my readers a little taste of Riggies with my Instant Pot Utica Chicken Riggies.
When I make Chicken Riggies on the stove top I do it slightly different using the homemade marinara sauce and homemade Alfredo with fresh Romano cheese. There is really nothing like it but I think I came close to a Quick taste of Utica with my Instant Pot Utica Chicken Riggies. Chicken Riggies has Tender Chicken and a Creamy Cheese sauce, Sweet Peppers, and a Spicy Hot kick of Red Cherry Peppers. The taste of the two sauces mixed with the hot is mouthwatering.
I wanted to find a quick chicken dish that would bring the taste of Utica without taking all day to cook. I think I came pretty close with this Instant Pot Utica Chicken Riggies All done in under 15 minutes you get an authentic Utica Chicken Riggies Dish that your whole family will love.
The good thing about this is you can use Jarred Sauces or use your homemade for an even better taste. I wanted to make this as simple as possible so you can have Instant Pot Utica Chicken Riggies as fast as possible without losing any of the flavors.
Instant Pot Utica Chicken Riggies
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- 3 Sweet Peppers I used one Red, Orange, and Yellow for the colors
- 3 Red hot Cherry Peppers
- 1 Pound Chicken Breast Cubed
- 16 OZ Rigatoni
- 28 oz marinara
- 28 oz alfredo
- 8 oz mushrooms sliced
- 4 oz Romano
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cups water
Place Instant Pot on Saute
Add Olive Oil, Chicken and spices
cook on saute 2-3 minutes until no longer pink
Add Pasta, Water, marinara sauce, and Veggies on top
Place Pot on High Pressure 5 minutes
Do a quick release
Stir in Alfredo Sauce and Romano Cheese
Garnish with more Red Pepper flakes and Parsley