Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Chickpeas

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Chickpeas

What You Need

  • 4 ounces whole-wheat orecchiette or chiocciole (about 1 1/2 cups)

  • 1/2 bunch broccoli rabe, ends trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 3/4 cup  chicken-flavored broth

  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried

  • 1 8-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

How To Do

  1.  Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook pasta for 6 minutes.

  2. Add broccoli rabe and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the pasta and broccoli rabe are just tender, about 3 minutes more. Drain. Rinse and dry the pot.

  3. Whisk broth and flour in a small bowl.

  4. Heat oil in the pot over medium-high heat.

  5. Add garlic and rosemary and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  6. Whisk in the broth mixture. Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly, until it thickens.

  7. Add chickpeas, vinegar, salt, pepper and the pasta mixture.

  8. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through and coated with the sauce, about 2 minutes.

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