If you love learning new recipes on YouTube, maybe you've watched the Sip and Feast channel. Recently this popular show put the spotlight on Utica Chicken Riggies.

For those that don't know, Jim is the creator and brains behind the Sip and Feast brand. When you watch on Youtube, he is the cook, photographer, videographer, father, and husband.

The bottom line is I am obsessed with great food and love nothing more than cooking for the ones I love. I truly believe that when food is prepared with love, it becomes so much more than a meal - it is an experience that is shared and remembered for years to come."

Recently the channel decided to take a crack at Chicken Riggies. Jim is down on Long Island, so it's not too far away from Utica.

But it wasn't until we received multiple requests for "Chicken Riggies" that we knew this dish existed and that it had a name. Chicken Riggies is easy to make, spicy, creamy, and just all sorts of delicious!"

You can watch that episode here:

They also posted their recipe and instructions online. The ingredients used in this take on riggies were 5 medium cherry peppers, 2 red bell peppers, 8 cloves of garlic, and 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs. You can get the full list here.

Even this upstate New York native learned a new trick:

We say this in almost every pasta recipe, but stress it even more so when making cream-based sauces. Save your pasta water! You will definitely need some to loosen up the sauce if it starts to dry out."

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