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Meal Prep Pesto Chicken Pasta

Whip up this Meal Prep Pesto Chicken Pasta for a week's worth of delicious lunches! This vibrant, flavorful dish combines tender chicken, al dente pasta, and a homemade basil pesto that'll have you coming back for seconds.

Tasty Team
98% would make again
Meal Prep Pesto Chicken Pasta


for 4 servings

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 lb large chicken breast (455 g), cooked and diced
  • 2 cups asparagus (250 g), cut into 1 1/2-in/38-mm pieces
  • 10 oz cherry tomatoes (285 g), halved
  • ⅔ cup pesto (150 g)
  • 2 cups whole wheat penne (200 g), measured dry
  • parsley, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 629
  • Fat 36g
  • Carbs 28g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 47g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet. Toss in the asparagus, season with a bit of salt, and sautée until the begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
  2. Pour on the pesto, pasta, and chicken and stir to combine.
  3. Toss in the cherry tomatoes and give everything a stir to combine and warm through.
  4. Distribute pasta mixture evenly between 4 tupperware containers.
  5. Top with parsley for garnish.
  6. Can be refrigerated up to 4 days.
  7. Enjoy!
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Meal Prep Pesto Chicken Pasta