Notes: Garbanzo beans or white beans can be substituted for the kidney beans.
Chicken Pasta e Fagiole with Smoked Paprika Recipe
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 ounces pancetta, finely chopped (optional)
2 medium onions, finely chopped (about 1 3/4 cups)
1 bay leaf
6 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
12 ounces ground chicken thigh meat
2 (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
2 (14-ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed (see note)
3 cups low-sodium homemade or store-bought chicken broth
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon chile flakes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) small pasta (such as shells or elbow macaroni)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Parmigiano-Reggiano for serving
In large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon oil and pancetta over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until pancetta is cooked and crispy, about 5 minutes.
Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, onions, and bay leaf to pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions have softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add chicken and cook until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, kidney beans, broth, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and chili flakes.
Increase heat to medium high and bring to high simmer. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Season to taste with salt and pepper, stir in parsley, and serve with grated parmesan.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 18g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||19%|
|Total Carbohydrate 65g||24%|
|Dietary Fiber 14g||51%|
|Total Sugars 10g|
|Vitamin C 37mg||187%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|