1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup white wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook rigatoni according to package directions. In a small bowl, combine tomatoes and boiling water; let stand 5 minutes. Drain; chop tomatoes.
Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt; add flour and toss to coat. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from pan.
In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Add broth, wine, parsley, seasonings and chopped tomatoes; bring to a boil. Stir in chicken; heat through.
Drain rigatoni; add to chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and toss to coat.
Test Kitchen Tips
Coating the chicken in flour gives it a delicious crust and helps to gently thicken the sauce.
Sauce it up! If you love lots of sauce on your pasta, make a double batch. Leftovers are delicious spooned over grilled chicken or fish.
Most pasta shapes work well. We like bow ties and penne.
Feel free to use minced fresh basil instead of dried. Just remember that you need more if you're using fresh. A good rule of thumb is 1 tablespoon of minced fresh herbs for 1 teaspoon of dried.