Wagon Wheels Chicken Pasta Fazool Recipe

Wagon wheels are a great childhood memory of a fun pasta to eat. This pasta fagioli is just another version of a great Italian comfort meal. Adding meat makes it a great meal all in one!

Wagon Wheels Chicken Pasta Fazool Recipe

Wagon Wheels Chicken Pasta Fazool Recipe

Wagon Wheels Pasta Fazool Recipe 

2 pounds of canned white beans  or 2 lbs cooked FRESH Homemade beans
1 can 16 oz  diced tomatoes
2 boneless chicken breast chopped in cubes 
1 can tomato paste
1  empty tomato paste can filled with Pinot Noir or Cabernet wine
16 ounces of chicken broth homemade or canned
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped celery hearts
3 cloves minced fresh garlic
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
grated romano cheese
1 fresh basil leaf,  and 1 teaspoon parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder  and 1/2 teaspoon oregano

In a large saucepan add olive oil, garlic, cubed chicken and cook around 2 minute celery hearts, tomato paste, tomatoes, wine, herbs and spices. Add chicken broth. Add the beans. Simmer around 25 to 30 minutes.

In the meantime cook wagon wheel pasta (around 2 1/2 cups dry pasta).

Cook pasta in boiling water in a sauce pan to package instructions. Drain and add to the pot of beans and sauce when cooked. Mix together. Serve with grated cheese.

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