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Rachael Ray gives Utica a shout out with 'Chicken Riggies with Greens' recipe

Two recipes we are very familiar with, and Ray decided to put the two together.

Posted: Feb 21, 2019 1:59 PM

NEW YORK CITY -- Rachael Ray gave Central New York a little shout out on Thursday's segment of her talkshow.

“If you are from the Utica or Syracuse area, you know two dishes really well – Chicken Riggies and Utica Greens,” Ray said.

Two recipes we are very familiar with, and Ray decided to put the two together.

And while we haven't tasted her version, it looks a little lighter than heavy riggies. But still the dish still has all the great flavors we're used to in these hometown dishes.

“The secret or most special, it's not secret, especially if you're from Utica, but this special ingredient, the necessary thing, is Italian pickled cherry peppers and their brine. That’s what gets this thing get you goin! Puts a little color in your cheeks, cleans out your nose, makes your heart pump a little faster,” Ray said. “It makes it all good!”

Watch the full segment in the video below, courtesy NBC.

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