Slice 1 lb of chicken breast in halves. So you have thin chicken cutlets. Then season both sides with salt and pepper.
Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken on both sides until golden brown and fully cooked through.
Then remove the chicken from the pan and cover it with foil for about 5 minutes. Then cut the chicken into cubes after it has cooled.
Now, cook 1 pound of rigatoni pasta in a pot of salted boiling water. Reserve one cup of pasta water for later.
In the same pan add 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 4 minced garlic cloves, and 1/2 of chopped yellow onion.
Turn the heat on to high and pour in 1 cup of white wine. Let the wine cook out for about three minutes.
Then pour in the reserved 1 cup of pasta water.
Now add 6 small chopped hot cherry peppers, 1 chopped roasted bell pepper (broiled in the oven for 10 minutes, skin and seeds removed). You’ll also want to add 1/2 teaspoon oregano, and salt and pepper to taste.
Let the peppers and spices come to a simmer, then add a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes and 1/4 cup of half & half.
Then let the sauce come to a simmer again and remove it from the heat. Stir in 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, then add back the cubed chicken and cooked rigatoni pasta. Mix everything together and garnish with 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped basil.