Grilled Chicken Rigatoni Florentine


Ingredients that you will need:

  • 8 Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1 1/2 lb Dry rigatoni
  • 16 oz Frozen spinach
  • 16 oz Heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups Milk
  • 8 oz Sour cream
  • 1 cup Italian three-cheese blend (Parmesan, Asiago & Romano)
  • 2 Tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp Canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Garlic salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper, ground fresh
  • 1/2 tsp White pepper
  • Dash Cayenne
  • Dash Nutmeg

Trim any excess fat from the chicken.Season both sides of the chicken evenly with the garlic salt and the black pepper.Set aside and let 30 minutes at room temperature.Start your grill and prepare for direct cooking at medium-high heat (400-450ºF).Cook the pasta until it is just shy of al dente, then drain it well..While the pasta is cooking, brush the chicken with one tablespoon of the canola/vegetable oil and grill it over direct heat for three minutes per side..Pour the thawed spinach on top of the draining pasta and stir to allow it to drain simultaneously.Preheat your oven to 350ºF.Heat a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add the butter and the other tablespoon of canola/vegetable oil and let heat 30 seconds.Add the flour and whisk constantly to make a roux. You want a blonde roux, so cook it until it just starts to give off a nutty aroma.Add the cream to the pan and bring just to a slight boil, whisking constantly.Add the milk, salt, garlic, white pepper, cayenne and nutmeg to the pan and bring back to a slight boil, whisking constantly.Add the cheese and sour cream to the pan.Remove the sauce from the heat.Slice the chicken into 1/4″  and put it in a large mixing bowl.Add the pasta and spinach to the bowl.Add the sauce to the bowl and fold to combine all of the ingredients.Cover the baking dish with foil, and bake 40 minutes.

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