Saturday, October 8, 2011

Chicken Rigatoni with Spicy Hot Sauce

8 ounces uncooked pasta of choice
1/2 cup Frank’s hot sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder plus 2 cloves of finely minced fresh garlic
salt and pepper to taste
dash cayenne
2 cups chicken that has been sauteed in olive oil and seasoned with hot sauce... cool then chopped in chunks
1 cup chopped plum tomatoes
optional : 2 small hot peppers chopped, chopped olives, 1/4 cup finely chopped celery(add to tomato mixture)
1 cup blue cheese dressing
optional: 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles

Cook pasta according to package directions to al dente. Drain and rinse thoroughly with cold water.

Meanwhile,  in a medium size bowl, whisk together hot sauce, oil, lemon juice, garlic then garlic powder, salt and pepper cayenne to taste add chopped tomatoes and mix together till well combined.

Place pasta in large mixing bowl. Stir in chicken, blue cheese dressing. Add above sauce and toss,add more hot sauce if needed. Serve. Garnish with shredded cheese of choice.
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