Spring Chicken Pesto Rigatoni
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Spring Chicken Pesto Rigatoni

Spring Chicken Pesto Rigatoni

with Spinach, Charred Scallions, Almonds, Ricotta & Bacon


Think you’ve had every possible combo of chicken and pasta? Spring this decadent dish on your tastebuds for a flavorful surprise! Lemon juice and basil pesto coat rigatoni for a bright base that lets the stars of the meal really shine. Toasted almonds and charred scallions add smoky depth to pasta, then everything’s topped with garlicky chicken, a dollop of lemony ricotta, and a sprinkle of crumbled bacon. Sweet and savory, rich and refreshing—this delightful dinner features your favorite spring flavors in full bloom.

Tree Nuts

Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time35 minutes
Prep Time5 minutes


serving amount

4 unit


1 unit


4 ounce


10 ounce

Chicken Cutlets

1 teaspoon

Garlic Powder

1 ounce


(Contains Tree Nuts)

6 ounce

Rigatoni Pasta

(Contains Wheat)

4 ounce

Ricotta Cheese

(Contains Milk)

5 ounce


½ cup


(Contains Milk)

1 unit

Chicken Stock Concentrate

Not included in your delivery

4 teaspoon

Olive Oil

Kosher Salt



Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Calories1380 kcal
Fat85 g
Saturated Fat20 g
Carbohydrate89 g
Sugar10 g
Dietary Fiber9 g
Protein58 g
Cholesterol180 mg
Sodium1340 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Medium Pot
Large Pan
Paper Towel
Small Bowl


Prep & Char Scallions

• Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry produce. • Halve scallions crosswise, separating whites from greens. Zest and quarter lemon. • Heat a large, dry pan over medium- high heat. Add scallion whites and scallion greens; cook 1-2 minutes per side, until charred. TIP: Scallion greens will cook faster than scallion whites. Once greens are charred, remove from pan and continue cooking whites. • Turn off heat; transfer to a cutting board. Once cool enough to handle, roughly chop.

Cook Bacon

• Slice bacon* crosswise into 1⁄4-inch pieces. • Heat dry pan used for scallions over medium-high heat. Add bacon in an even layer; cook undisturbed, until crispy on bottom, 2-3 minutes. • Stir bacon; cook, stirring occasionally and adjusting heat if browning too quickly, until crispy, 2-5 minutes more. • Turn off heat; transfer to a paper-towel- lined plate. Reserve bacon fat in pan. Once cool enough to handle, crumble bacon into smaller pieces.

Cook Chicken & Toast Nuts

• Pat chicken* dry with paper towels and season all over with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. • Once pan used for bacon has cooled slightly, heat reserved bacon fat over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, 3-5 minutes per side. Turn off heat; transfer to a cutting board. Wipe out pan. • Heat a drizzle of olive oil in same pan over medium heat. Add almonds and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 1-2 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside.

Cook Pasta & Season Cheese

• Once water is boiling, add rigatoni to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until almost al dente, 9-11 minutes. Reserve 1⁄2 cup pasta cooking water (1 cup for 4 servings), then drain and return to pot. • While pasta cooks, place ricotta in a small bowl. (TIP: To save on cleanup, mix ricotta directly in cup.) Season with 1 TBSP olive oil (2 TBSP for 4), lemon zest to taste, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

Finish Pasta

• Add spinach, pesto, stock concentrate, juice from half the lemon, and 1⁄4 cup reserved pasta cooking water (1⁄2 cup for 4 servings) to pot with pasta. Toss until spinach is wilted and pasta is al dente. If needed, stir in more reserved cooking water a splash at a time until pasta is thoroughly coated in sauce. • Stir in almonds and chopped scallions. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Finish & Serve

• Slice chicken crosswise. • Divide pasta between bowls and top with chicken. Dollop with seasoned ricotta and sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Season with pepper. Serve with remaining lemon wedges on the side.