Woohoo! I’m enthusiastic about this one! This Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta Meal Prep may be one among my most favourite meal preps to this point. It is slightly pricer than most, because of the hen, however OMG it’s SO GOOD. It’s really easy, nicely rounded, and sooo scrumptious. BUT this one is certainly for garlic lovers. It had my fridge smelling of garlic for daaayyys. 😅
I borrowed components from just a few completely different recipes for this meal prep. The hen marinade I used is identical marinade from the hen thighs in my Greek Chicken Pasta Salad. It’s tremendous garlicky and has an exquisite tangy lemon end. I’ve included the recipe for the marinade itself later on this publish to make issues slightly simpler, so simply scroll down previous the meal prep part to search out the recipe and step-by-step images.
I additionally added some blistered tomatoes to the meal so as to add colour and slightly extra vibrant taste. The blistered tomato method was borrowed from this Parsley Pesto Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes recipe. You principally simply cook dinner the tomatoes in a skillet till the pores and skin blisters and bursts and a few of the juice spills out and caramelizes within the skillet. I cooked these tomatoes in the identical skillet because the garlic marinated hen, so additionally they picked up a few of that taste. They’re SO GOOD.
Anyway, on to the meal prep…
Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta Meal Prep
This Meal Prep Includes:
Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta: $three.37
Garlic Marinated Chicken (see recipe beneath): $6.53
1 pint Blistered Tomatoes (see images beneath): $1.99
Total Cost: $11.89
Cost per serving: $2.97
NO LEFTOVERS, YAY! 😀
For this meal prep I ready the marinade for the hen first, then ready the Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta whereas the hen was marinating. Once the pasta was completed, I shortly cooked the hen and tomatoes, then assembled every little thing. So straightforward!
Garlic Marinated Chicken
Garlic Marinated Chicken
This Garlic Marinated Chicken is bursting with taste and works simply as nicely on the grill because it does in a skillet on the range high!
- Freshly cracked pepper
boneless skinless hen breasts*
Add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper to a big zip high bag, or a big shallow dish. Close the bag and therapeutic massage to mix the elements, or stir the elements within the dish till mixed.
Filet every hen breast into two thinner items. Place the items within the bag or dish, ensuring the hen items are fully lined in marinade. Marinate the hen for 30 minutes as much as eight hours, turning often to maximise the hen’s contact with the marinade.
When able to cook dinner, warmth a big skillet over medium flame. Transfer the hen from the marinade to the new skillet and cook dinner on both sides till nicely browned and cooked by way of (about 5-7 minutes both sides, relying on the dimensions of the items). I cooked two items at a time to keep away from over crowding the skillet, which may trigger juices to pool and prevents browning. Discard the surplus marinade.
Transfer the cooked hen from the skillet to a slicing board and let relaxation for 5 minutes earlier than slicing and serving.
*This marinade will also be used for hen thighs. The quantity of marinade listed within the recipe can deal with about Four-6 hen thighs, relying on their measurement.
Step by Step Photos
Add 1/Four cup olive oil, 1/Four cup lemon juice, three cloves of garlic (minced), half Tbsp dried oregano, half tsp salt, and a few freshly cracked pepper to a big zip high bag or a big shallow dish. Stir or therapeutic massage the bag to mix the elements.
I used two massive hen breasts, which have been about 1.5 lbs. whole. Filet the breasts in half so that you’ve 4 thinner items. This helps maximize the marinade’s taste and helps the hen cook dinner by way of quicker within the skillet.
Place the hen breast items within the marinade and ensure the items are fully coated. Marinate the hen within the fridge for at least 30 minutes or as much as eight hours.
When you’re able to cook dinner the hen, warmth a skillet over medium. Once the skillet is sizzling, switch the hen from the marinade to the skillet and cook dinner on both sides till nicely browned and cooked by way of (about 5-7 minutes both sides). I recommend cooking the hen two items at a time to keep away from over crowding the skillet, which may make the juices pool and forestall browning. Discard the additional marinade.
Once cooked, switch the hen to a slicing board and let it sit for about 5 minutes earlier than slicing.
While the hen was resting, I blistered the tomatoes. I simply tossed one pint of cherry tomatoes into the skillet with the residual oil from the hen and allow them to cook dinner over medium, stirring solely often, till the skins blistered, burst, and the tomatoes turned mushy.
Then it’s time to assemble your meal! Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta on the underside, Garlic Marinated Chicken and Blistered Tomatoes on high. 🙂
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