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Creamy Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta Meal prep Bowls

These pesto chicken meal prep bowls are an easy, low carb, gluten free and protein packed work for lunch! A healthy meal for kids or adults that's only 260 calories!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free dinners, healthy chicken recipes, high protein recipes, low carb dinners
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 258 kcal

Ingredients

For the chicken

For the pesto:

  • 1/2 Cup Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Basil, firmly packed (12g or a .75 oz package) + additional for garnish (optional)
  • 2 tsp Fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Redmond Real Salt Ancient Fine Sea Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

For the zoodles: *

  • 4 Medium zucchinis, spiralized with blade B
  • 2 tsp Redmond Real Salt Ancient Fine Sea Salt

For the tomatoes:

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.  Rub the chicken with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Bake until no longer pink inside, about 25-30 minutes.  Once cooked, increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees.

  2. While the chicken cooks, combine the Greek yogurt, basil and garlic in a SMALL food processor (mine is 3 cups) and process until broken down and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary.

  3. With the food processor running, stream in the olive oil until well mixed. Season to taste with salt and pepper and transfer to a medium bowl.

  4. Dice the cooked chicken and stir it into the pesto. Divide the chicken between 2 meal prep bowls.

  5. Place a strainer over a large bowl and add the zoodles into it. Sprinkle with the salt and stir to coat. Let them sit and release their moisture, stirring every so often.

  6. In a medium bowl toss the tomatoes and olive oil together. Sprinkle with the sea salt and then spread onto a baking sheet. Bake until the tomatoes just begin to soften and burst, about 10-12 minutes. Divide between the meal prep bowls.

  7. Squeeze out as much moisture from the zoodles as you can and then divide between the meal prep bowls. Add some more sliced basil if you'd like.

  8. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or up to 3-4 days for meal prep.

Recipe Notes

*If you don't want to use zucchini noodles, you can also cook 8 oz of pasta to package directions and use that instead.