Oooh, I’ve got a great meal prep this week! Well, any time pasta is in my meal prep I’m a little happier. This week I revisited one of my oldest recipes, Tuscan White Bean Pasta, and created a new quick Herb Butter Chicken to go along with it. This Herb Butter Meal Prep is one of those meals where your coworkers will be Oooh-ing, Ahhh-ing, and asking you what you’re eating.
I kept things pretty simple with just two recipes this week, but if you want to add more vegetables you can either add more spinach and tomatoes to your pasta, or perhaps steam some green beans to serve on the side. You can always use a special high fiber or whole grain pasta to make things even more healthy. And, if you don’t like chicken thighs, I have brief instructions for using breasts instead in the blog post for that recipe. 👍
For more information about meal prepping, how it works, and why I do it, check out Meal Prep 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Prepping and Portioning Meals, or check out my entire Budget-Friendly Meal Prep Archive.
Herb Butter Chicken Meal Prep
This Meal Prep Includes:
Herb Butter Chicken Thighs: $5.88
Tuscan White Bean Pasta: $6.45
Total Cost: $12.33
Cost per meal: $2.79
Leftovers: 1 chicken thigh, $1.18
- Each of these recipes require a bit of attention, so I wouldn’t suggest cooking them simultaneously. I cooked the pasta dish first, portioned it out into my containers, and then popped them in the fridge to begin chilling while I cooked the chicken.
- There is only one lonely piece of chicken leftover this time and that’s only because the pack of chicken thighs I bought had five. You could certainly do this with just four to avoid leftovers.
- A little squeeze of lemon over top of this just before eating would also be amazing.
- While my divided meal prep containers are great, the simple single-compartment Pyrex containers are quickly becoming my favorite. These are a 4-cup Pyrex round container.