Rigatoni di Gregorio, or otherwise known as Rigatoni 'D', is not a new recipe here and certainly not a forgotten one in our household. Like many Italian dishes, this Maggiano's inspired meal can be sort of heavy, so we especially enjoy it in the fall and winter cooler weather.
It's been almost exactly 3 years since I originally posted this recipe, and I've done major edits/updates to it that I felt needed to share. Below is the newly improved version.
Rigatoni di Gregorio
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
2 tablespoon olive oil
8 oz. button mushrooms, sliced
½ spanish onion
6 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
3 to 4 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 ounce white wine
2 to 4 ounces Marsala wine
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups heavy cream
16 oz. rigatoni
½ tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
½ tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (plus more for garnish)
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon butter
Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot. Saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken and heat until cooked through.
Pour in the white wine, marsala and chicken stock. Allow the liquid to reduce by half. Add the cream and bring to a boil.
Turn down heat and simmer to skim away any impurities. Meanwhile, cook rigatoni al dente; drain.
Add drained rigatoni to the pot and finish with basil, parsley, Parmesan cheese, butter, and salt and pepper. Add more Marsala for flavor as needed.
Pour in large pasta bowl and garnish with parmesan shavings and chopped parsley.
This recipe was originally published October 2007 and updated October 2010.