Rigatoni and Chicken Bolognese
I have wanted to make this recipe since I got Bill Granger’s, Simply Bill cookbook many years ago. The picture looked like something I could happily live on, and a good variation from the tradition beef bolognese.
The recipe is really quite easy, you could easily make it after a long day at the office. Once you have done the basics and everything is in the pan simmering away; just cook the pasta and you’ll have dinner in no time.
I found I had to add a bit of sugar to the sauce as it was quite salty. The parsley really cuts through and adds a lovely freshness to the sauce. Be sure to add the parsley in at the end to to really bring the dish to life.
Rigatoni and Chicken BolognesePrint Recipe
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 2 slices pancetta or prosciutto, chopped
- 500g minced chicken
- 375ml tomato passata
- 1 tsp sugar
- 500g rigatoni
- 3 tbs chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- grated parmesan cheese
- Put the oil, onion, celery, garlic and a good pinch of salt and pepper in a saucepan over medium heat and cook for about 7 minutes until golden. Add the pancetta and chicken and stir constantly with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps. When the mince is cooked through, add the passata and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with sugar and any extra salt, pepper or sugar.
- Meanwhile, cook the pasta to packet directions. Drain and toss with the sauce.
- To serve, fold in parsley and top with grated parmesan.
Post updated 1 July 2020.
oh yummo yummo- will try this out- thankyou for your blog- It's inspirational!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
That looks delicious Shellie! I really should do the no seconds thing here too! 😀
penny aka jeroxie
Yum…. love the photo babe 🙂
Conor @ Hold the Beef
I think you might have to start making less tasty looking (and am sure smelling and tasting) food if you're going to stick to this no seconds plan.
I think across the country we're all doing similar things as we dream of impending summer heat and struggle to get into our winter jeans 🙁 booo!
I love easy recipes like this that actually taste good. Thanks!
this looks really good! And like a really good alternative to the typical pasta too.
The no seconds rule is a brilliant idea and I think I might have to institute it in our house too 🙂
Very easy meal to make – thanks for sharing.
Iron Chef Shellie
Hi Jo – Thankyou for your kind words =D
Hi Lorraine – Thanks! It's so hard to resist seconds when they taste so good!
Hi Penny – Thanks =D I'm glad I got at least one good one 😛
Hi Conor – lol, true that! boo indeed! If all that fails, it will be the rabbit food diet!
Hi Miss Melbourne – Same! No worries, I love to share the easy recipes!
Hi I'm A Sugar Junkie – Thanks! Yes, it was quite refreshing from the usual beef 🙂
Hi BuBbles – Thanks! Hopefully we can lose some weight with it 😛