Lemon Chicken Rigatoni


2 Tbsp Butter

2 tsp finely chopped Garlic

3½ C Chicken Broth

2 tsp Lemon Juice

½ tsp Lemon Zest

3 C Rigatoni

¼ tsp Salt

¼ tsp Pepper

2 C shredded cooked Chicken

4 oz Cream Cheese cubed

1- 15 oz can Green Beans

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Lemon Chicken Rigatoni

Jun 01, 2023Brenda Brink
Contributed by: Nancy Tyrrell

This recipe will fill 2 medium trays*


  1. In a 4-5 quart Soup Pot, heat better over medium heat. Add garlic, cook 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, until garlic is tender.
  2. Add chicken broth, lemon juice and zest, rigatoni, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling. Simmer uncovered for 14-16 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente and most of the liquid is absorbed. 
  3. Stir in cream cheese and melt it.
  4. Stir in chicken and green beans (or your choice of vegetables); continue heating until heated through.
  5. Spread evenly on parchment lined trays, and pre-freeze if desired.
  6. Freeze Dry
  7. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)


Cycle Time:



Add a little bit of boiling water, let sit for 3-5 minutes, check and either continue to let it sit or add a little more boiling water. Repeat the process until desired consistency is reached.


* Extra Large Tray = 15 Cups/Tray Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray 

Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.

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