Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
6 Servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. Warm oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in bread crumbs, crushed red pepper and 1/2 tsp. salt and cook, stirring, until bread crumbs are toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 2

Add 1 Tbsp. salt and pasta to pot with boiling water and cook until almost tender. Add broccoli to pot and continue to boil until broccoli and pasta are both tender, about 2 minutes longer. Drain and return pasta and broccoli to pot.

Step 3

Add chicken broth and chickpeas to pot with pasta and broccoli, return pot to heat and stir until broth is heated through, about 2 minutes. Add bread-crumb mixture to pot with pasta mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Solid Dish, Plenty of Flavor

October 03, 2016
This was really easy to make and tasted great. If you're worried about it not having enough flavor, make the breadcrumb mix a little larger, double the chicken broth to a half cup. Tasted great, I added Parmesan cheese when I served it.

Jenmcguirk's Review

January 15, 2013
This was very dry and had little flavor. I would not make this again. I'm going to try serving some Alfredo sauce alongside the leftovers to make it better but it is not one I would ever recommend.

lucasweesen's Review

November 03, 2012
Would not make this seemed to have almost no flavor, and the chickpeas made the texture awkward. My 1 year old loved it but my 4 year old and wife and myself thought it was very bad. We loaded it up with shredded cheese and it made it barely edible. Followed the directions perfectly, I would skip this one.

hernandez0914's Review

July 06, 2012
I love this and my toddlers do too! I used a bit extra chicken broth with gluten-free pasta. I have made this a few times now and it tastes better every time.