Meal Prep Garlic Chicken and Veggie Pasta

Ingredients 4 servings

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. chicken breast, diced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced
  • 4 cups kale, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups whole grain whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 2 teaspoons oregano, divided
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high heat.
  2. Add in diced chicken breast, followed by 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1 teaspoon oregano. Cook until no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  3. Add carrots to skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes until tender.
  4. Add in zucchini and yellow squash, and sauté for an additional minute until they become slightly translucent.
  5. Add in the kale, followed by 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Sauté until kale begins to wilt.
  6. Move veggies aside with spatula and add in garlic. Sauté for about 30 seconds and then combine with the veggies. (This works best if you add garlic to the center of the skillet where there is more heat.)
  7. Add in the cooked rotini pasta and chicken, followed by 1 teaspoon oregano and mix until evenly incorporated. Remove skillet from heat.
  8. If using plastic tupperware for your weekday meal prep, allow pasta to cool for about 10 minutes before filling the containers. Refrigerate up to 4 days.
  9. Or serve immediately for a family dinner.

Recipe from Tasty.com

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