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We are trying to eat more greens in our diet, and rapini (aka broccoli rabe) is one of our favorites! Toss in some leftover rotisserie chicken and penne pasta, and you have yourself a meal!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins
40 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Trim thick stems off rapini and coarsely chop.

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add rapini, return to a boil, and cook until stems are crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and allow to drain completely. Save the pot of water to cook the penne in.

  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add red onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook for 30 seconds. Add rapini and white wine; cook until the wine is reduced by half.

  • Meanwhile, return the pot of water to a boil. Add penne and cook until almost tender, about 10 minutes. Drain penne, reserving 1/2 cup of the starchy cooking water.

  • Add the penne to the pan with the rapini. Add chicken, reserved cooking water, and chicken bouillon. Continue to cook until penne is tender yet firm to the bite, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Divide among serving bowls and serve with remaining cheese.

Nutrition Facts

592 calories; protein 32.3g; carbohydrates 66.3g; fat 18.6g; cholesterol 57.2mg; sodium 219.4mg. Full Nutrition