Chicken Pesto Pasta Meal Prep — Damn Delicious

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Chicken Pesto Pasta Meal Prep

Fresh, quick and easy! Loaded with chicken, asparagus, tomatoes and whole wheat pasta. Use homemade or store-bought pesto!

I’m slowly easing back into my routine.

I’m walking, for starters.

And driving down the block to Starbucks.

And I’m fortunately making my way back into the kitchen.

Because I’ve had enough donuts last week during recovery.

As my friends would say, “You’d appreciate donuts more than flowers.”

And they were right.

So I’m setting myself up for the week with these chicken pesto pasta bowls.

Loaded with veggies like asparagus and cherry tomatoes, and whole wheat pasta (but you can sub in any pasta of your choice).

Now you can use store-bought pesto or my homemade version.

Prep time is minimal with store-bought but we both know the homemade version is a thousand times better!

Chicken Pesto Pasta Meal Prep

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Fresh, quick and easy! Loaded with chicken, asparagus, tomatoes and whole wheat pasta. Use homemade or store-bought pesto!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Place asparagus in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine. Place into oven and roast for 8-12 minutes, or until tender but crisp. Let cool before cutting into 1-inch pieces.
  3. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Add to skillet and cook until golden, about 3-4 minutes; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine asparagus, pasta, chicken, tomatoes and pesto.
  6. Place into meal prep containers, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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