Have you ever gotten an overwhelming craving for delicious Italian food, only to realize you've already used your full "Restaurants" budget for the month? As a devout Italian food lover, I can assure you this happens regularly. One of my favorite dishes of all time is the Spicy Chicken Rigatoni from Buca di Beppo. For those times where you don't have $30 to purchase a large dish at Buca di Beppo, or when there's no coupon available, here's a copycat recipe that can be made for a fraction of the cost!
Time: 10 minutes preparation + 20 minutes cooking
Yield: 4-5 servings
3 Chicken breasts
1 box of Rigatoni noodles
1 jar of Rosa sauce (also called Vodka sauce, half marinara and half alfredo)
1 tablespoon of Garlic (fresh, chopped)
Seasonings: red pepper flakes (if you want it spicy), black pepper, italian seasoning
Grated parmesan cheese
There you have it, a SUPER simple copycat recipe to make your own Spicy Chicken Rigatoni, similar to Buca di Beppo. Try it out and let us know how you like it! To save even more money, buy the necessary ingredients in bulk from Costco or Sam's Club, and then make an even larger batch. The larger the batch you make, the smaller the cost per serving will be.
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