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Watch Us Make: Garlic Chicken Rigatoni

This Mediterranean-inspired pasta dish, with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and tender chicken, is a healthy, flavorful weeknight meal.

By Nicole Doster, Digital Associate Editor

Watch Us Make: Garlic Chicken RigatoniGarlic-browned chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh mushrooms and plenty of herbs? Count us in.


Kiss same-ol' pasta goodbye. This Garlic Chicken Rigatoni dish will blow your standard spaghetti-with-red-sauce routine right out of the water. That's because it's loaded with Mediterranean-style ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, parsley, basil and red pepper flakes. The result? A flavor-packed pasta dish that doesn't weigh you down.

The secret to the dish is in the preparation of ordinary boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Cut into 1-inch cubes and tossed in a mixture of garlic salt and flour, the chicken gets a delicious crust that also thickens up the sauce. The protein also fills you up, warding off the dreaded post-carb hunger surge.

If you're looking for more satisfying suppers, check out our 50 Easy Weeknight Dinners.